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My career serving the military began as an entertainment producer at during Operation Desert Shield. Over the past 20 plus years, many wonderful experiences have continued to strengthen my resolve to provide the best possible program, at the lowest possible price for the Armed Forces.  From the personnel we serve, to the missions we support, Comics On Duty remains steadfast to continuing our mission of Serving All Who Serve!

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Rich Davis
Executive Producer
Davis Entertainment Group
Proudly Serving All Who Serve Since 1992!

Comics On Duty World Tour has built a reputation for quality entertainment based on three basic principles: Talent, Support and Flexibility.

Talent: The Comics On Duty World Tour Talent are selected based on a number of different performance criteria, designed to provide a well rounded and successful performance.  Our comedians must exhibit a solid stage presence, have the ability to perform a network caliber show and have extensive industry experience, including national television credits on networks such as A&E, MTV, Comedy Central, HBO, BET, Showtime; major club experience; and/or movie or television writing experience.

Shows generally present up to 4 headline comedians performing 20 to 30 minute sets, which adds up to a solid 90 minute performance.  The show content or rating is designated by each host installation/unit and can be suited to any audience.  While Comics On Duty is designed to benefit a military audience, our standard show content is consistent with a television PG-13 rating system.

Support: For host installations, the Comics On Duty World Tour brings a remarkable comprehensive entertainment program, complete with stage backdrop, CONUS sound & lights, and talent package consisting of national headline comedians.  To complete the show experience, Comics On Duty World Tour comedians sign autographs, mingle with the audience and give out free Comics On Duty World Tour patches or other memorabilia.

Advanced performance marketing support is provided to enhance the success of your marketing efforts for each event.  This support includes digital and print versions of promotional materials — logos, flyers, posters and autograph cards.  DEG will work with each host location to personalize the marketing elements to insure continuity of the program visibility and highlight your performance details.  The marketing materials are produced in-house and are included with the confirmation of a performance date.

Flexibility: Comics On Duty offers each host installation a unique multi-show option, designed to reach and entertain different audiences in different venues. While the multi-show option is contingent on logistics, our performance flexibility can afford the ability to reach more of your personnel.  Over the past 20+ years, the Comics On Duty World Tour has performed in a multitude of venues such as the O-Club, E-Club, NCO Club, Community Center, Gym, Cafeteria, Theater, Outdoor Venues and tents, aboard ship and at remote locations on the front lines.

The Comics On Duty World Tour has the talent, history and proven experience to provide the Armed Forces with the best comedy experience anywhere in the world!

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Mission

The Comics On Duty World Tour provides the highest “network-caliber” comedy program to the U.S. Armed Forces,  while affording host installations and Commands with the cost saving benefits of a joint force, multi-market, turn-key promotion.  Our compact format is designed to reach both large and small audiences and can travel to the most remote locations.

Produced exclusively for the military community by Rich Davis, Executive Producer of the Davis Entertainment Group (DEG), the Comics On Duty World Tour features national headline comedians and provides each host installation with all of the necessary tools to produce a successful event.

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History

Since our first performance in 1992, the Comics On Duty World Tour has performed over 3000 shows worldwide, boosting the morale of hundreds of thousands of military personnel.  To date, Comics On Duty has performed over 250 shows at more than 80 different sites inside of Iraq and Afghanistan, and over 350 performances overall in Southwest Asia, supporting both Operations Iraqi and Enduring Freedom.

Within the Continental United States (CONUS), Comics On Duty utilizes a routing and group booking concept of joint force installations. In addition to the unprecedented talent package, Comics On Duty provides turn-key “event-specific” digital and print marketing support personalized for each performance.

The Comics On Duty World Tour always travels as a compact performance package, providing the flexibility to reach multiple audiences in all types of venues — no matter where personnel are deployed around the world.  From laugh’n lunch shows, to dinner theaters, club performances, shows aboard ship and on the front lines, the Comics On Duty World Tour can boost the morale anywhere in the world.

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Commendations

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