Sid Davis

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Sid Davis  grew up in a small farm community in Southwestern Ohio.  
The youngest of four children,  he was recognized as  a distraction in school classrooms.   
He attended Ohio University's School of Communications;  squeaking by the school's stringent admission requirements of a transcript,  a check and a pulse.  At OU, Sid was mentored by a professor; acclaimed  television writer, Dr Melvin Helitzer.  Helitzer called Sid  one of the sharpest young writers he's worked with.   Upon graduation,  Sid  took a  job at a small radio station as advertising salesperson and a copywriter.   
He loved writing.  He hated selling.  
 He made a decision to leave the job when  returning from lunch one day and his stuff was in a box on top of his desk.  It was an epiphany.
    When Sid broke the news to his wife that he had no job,  she informed him she was expecting their first child.  
     Sid’s underlying goal of making a living from his creativity had to be put on hold.      Sid hated being a salesperson;  but was good at it. 
 “I don't like selling any product or service I have no control over.”     
 He left the insurance business and began working in the airline industry as a baggage handler.  He attended aviation tech school, working 16 hour days for two years, and became airline technician, eventually transferring to  Charlotte, NC.  
       During his airline tenure at the  Charlotte airport, Sid enjoyed walking around the terminal and observing behavior.  He penned, Space Available; a hilarious suspense story about an airline baggage handler who travels the country to track down a man who stole his identity.    
  Sid shares.  "Since the book was published,  I've had a falling out with some people  the book's  characters were based on,"  Sid jokes.  
"In the sequel, I'm going to kill them off; because I can. "  

  Life changed for everyone after  9-11.  The financially devastated airline industry resulted in Sid receiving forced retirement.  He used the time to explore stand-up comedy at Charlotte’s Comedy Zone and in  Toastmasters; where he placed at the top of the North Carolina humor speaking contests for two consecutive years.
 Sid honed his  material on his own time.   "After all; this was my retirement.   Then I realized I  had hit a wall in the business.   You can't approach this as a hobby.  I dedicated myself  and  kicked things up a few notches. "
  It payed off.  
   Sid was a huge hit at the 2012  San Luis Obispo Comedy Festival 
and the audiences  voted him into the festival's  Best in Fest Showcase. 
Sid returned to the SLO festival to be voted “Best in Fest” again  in 2013 and 2014.
In 2014 comedy legend Joan Rivers was looking for an opening act.  The demanding Rivers and her manager viewed hundred of audition videos.  After seeing 30 seconds of Sid Davis she declared, "Get him.  He's terrific!" 
Check out Sid Davis' unique style of quality comedy and you will agreewith Joan Rivers:  
Sid Davis is Terrific!  


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Club Info

Ventura Harbor Comedy Club
1559 Spinnaker Drive, Suite 205
Ventura, CA 93001
Telephone: (805) 644-1500
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Tuesday 8pm

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Wednesday 8pm
Thursday 8pm
Friday 8pm & 10pm
Saturday 7pm & 9pm
Sunday 7pm



Veggie Wrap $9

Chopped veggies, jack cheese, lettuce and tomato with a cilantro dressing wrapped in a spinach tortilla

Chicken Wrap $10

Mesquite chicken, jack cheese and chopped veggies with a pesto aioli wrapped in a spinach tortilla

*NEW* All Star Comedy Subs $10

Your choice of:
Caprese: Tomato, mozarella and pesto on a baguette
Italian: Ham, pepperoni, salami, tomato, lettuce and italian dressing on a baguette

World's best Hot Dog $8

100% All-beef hot dog served with ketchup, mustard and salsa

Chicken Quesadilla $9

3-cheese blend grilled in a flour tortilla with sour cream

Buffalo Wings $8

Spicy wings served with celery and your choice of ranch or bleu cheese dressing

Beef Taquitos $6

6 All beef taquitos topped with melted cheese and served with sour cream and chunky salsa

Nachos Supreme $8

Corn tortilla chips topped with cheese, jalapenos, olives, sour cream, chunky salsa and guacamole

Costline Grilled Chicken Salad $12

Grilled Chicken on a bed of Romaine Lettuce with tomatoes, black olives, jalapenos, tortilla chips, and guacamole

Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail $12

Six Jumbo Shrimp served on a bed of Lettuce with a helping of our home made cocktail sauce

Chesse Plate $12

An assortment of 5 imported cheeses, fresh and dried fruit, nuts and crackers

Sausage and Pepper Sandwich $12

Plump sausage with a mixture of peppers and onions on a special roll

Turkey Melt $10

Turkey covered with melted Swiss cheese, lettuce and tomato

Comedy Workshop

We teach a stand-up comedy workshop. If you have ever wanted to try stand-up comedy, this is the perfect place for you. Classes start October 19th and will continue every Sunday for the following 6 weeks!

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