Funnyman Lavell Crawford is quickly climbing the comedic ranks and becoming one of the hottest stars in the biz today. His one-hour stand-up special, "Can A Brother Get Some Love?" premiered on Comedy Central in 2011. Filmed in his hometown of St. Louis, MO, it was released on DVD later the same year. In addition, he filmed an episode of "Workaholics" for Comedy Central and he was cast in a recurring role on AMC's Emmy Award-winning "Breaking Bad." If that's not enough, he has also appeared as a regular panelist on E! Entertainment's "Chelsea Lately" and on "Lopez Tonight," performing in various comedy sketches on the show. Given his numerous television appearances and his popular touring act, audiences are becoming increasingly familiar with Lavell's giant-sized talent.
Lavell gained national exposure on NBC's hit reality series "Last Comic Standing." Not only did NBC take notice, promptly signing Lavell to a holding deal with the network, but Comedy Central offering him his own half-hour stand-up special, "Comedy Central Presents Lavell Crawford," which aired in 2009. Lavell's stand-out work includes appearances on "Shaquille O'Neal Presents: All Star Comedy Jam" which premiered on Showtime, "Russell Simmons' Def Comedy Jam" on HBO, "Showtime at the Apollo," "Martin Lawrence Presents 1st Amendment," "Comics Unleashed with Byron Allen," "Steve Harvey's Big Time," Comedy Central's "Premium Blend," "Motown Live" and BET's "Comic View."
Lavell has appeared in the films "Baby's Mama Drama," "Beverlyhood" and "Ghetto South Problems," and on the televised series "The Jamie Foxx Show." On stage, he played Ben in the hit play "Men Cry in the Dark," based on the Michael Baisden best seller. Lavell played the scene-stealing character of "Bobby" in the critically-acclaimed "Friends and Lovers," a stage production based on the novel by Eric Jerome Dickey. The play featured notable actors such as Miguel Nunez ("Juwana Man"), Leon ("The Five Heartbeats"), Monica Calhoun ("The Best Man"), Mel Jackson ("Soul Food") and Maia Campbell ("In the House").
Adored by audiences far and wide, Lavell has built a large and devout fan base playing theatres, comedy clubs and colleges across the nation. He also regularly appears at renowned comedy festivals including HBO's U.S. Comedy Arts Festival, The Comedy Festival in Las Vegas, NV, and Laffapalooza!, America's longest-running annual urban comedy festival.