I won’t say amazing or courageous because Dov hates those words used outside of war zones but I will say it’s one of the funniest and most personal books I’ve ever read. The world according to Garp, junkyard childhood into the bright lights big city (small cities) comedy days. It’s kind of beautiful.
— Colin Quinn
Dov Davidoff spins a bittersweet, tragic tale of innocence long gone— but never quite relinquished…An elegant, sad, acidly funny memoir, told by a deeply amused clown.
— Sam Sheridan, bestselling author of A Fighter’s Heart and Disaster Diaries

In ROAD DOG, Dov turns the blistering insight frequently displayed in his comedy on himself. Davidoff proves that years spent observing America from the stages of comedy clubs—those that are glamorous, and those that… aren’t—reveal all kinds of truths about the stuff we tell ourselves to get by, and the strange baggage we carry with us. And in his case, that baggage is truly strange. 

ROAD DOG chronicles his fractured childhood days spent in a New Jersey junkyard with a gruff Jewish father and commune-loving hippie Protestant mother to the intense and sometimes hyperactive persona that his fans know and expect discussing the relationships, drugs, and demons that he has fought along the way. With an eye for self-reflection, and a penchant for hilarious irony, Dov pulls back the curtain on a life hard-made on the road. 

Chronicling the highs and often very low lows of performance life with honesty, clarity, and humility, ROAD DOG is by turns hysterically funny and painfully honest, and Dov tells it all with an urgency and surprising literary skill. Check out this guy’s set—you’ll want to stay for the encore.

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"Mr. Davidoff's high intensity and wild subject matter have made him an audience favorite."



Dov hails from a junkyard in Englishtown, New Jersey and now lives with his wife Jessica and their dog in Brooklyn.  He also spent some time on an Ashram in Southern India as a child, and will never go back. 

As an actor, Dov played opposite Mark Wahlberg in the film Invincible, as well as ongoing roles on NBC’s Shades of Blue, and HBO’s Crashing.  He’s also been seen on The League on FX, Raines on NBC, Law & Order, Boston Legal, and Maron.

As a comedian he’s written and performed two one-hour standup specials for television and has appeared on The Tonight Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Chappelle’s Show, Showtime, Comedy Central, and many others.  

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Watch Dov on Judd Apatow's new HBO series, Crashing. It's about a comic who discovers his wife is cheating and starts to reevaluate his life.

Watch Dov play Internal Affairs Agent Tom Verco on Season 2 of NBC's cop drama Shades of Blue with Ray Liotta and Jennifer Lopez.

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