Lavell has been a comedy star for years, but he really hit the big time as the runner-up in the fifth edition of “Last Comic Standing.” Since then, he’s been a true national star, headlining clubs and theaters with his signature suits and side-splitting jokes. And he’s also making breakthroughs as an actor – fans of “Breaking Bad” and “Better Call Saul” know him as Huell. Click here for more on Lavell, including a few clips.
As a child, Crawford suffered from numerous hardships, including a struggle with weight, a near drowning at age 10, and abandonment by his father. He attended Pattonville Senior High in Maryland Heights, Missouri, where he graduated in 1986.
Crawford's first break came at a comedy club in Belleville, Illinois, where he hosted an open mic night. The owner of the club was impressed and paid him $250. First appearances were made on Def Comedy Jam and BET's Comicview. Crawford has appeared on numerous television shows including Premium Blend, The Jamie Foxx Show, Showtime at Apollo, and most recently Last Comic Standing, where he finished second to Jon Reep. Crawford's material is mainly focused on him being a hefty African-American man.
He recently taped a special for Comedy Central Presents. Crawford often appears on Chelsea Lately. His most notable work is a headliner appearance on "All Star Comedy Jam: Live from South Beach".