To those in the know, funnyman Lavell Crawford is one of the hottest rising stars in the biz today. Lavell has just been signed by Comedy Central to Star in and Executive Produce one of their first two multi-camera series for the network along with Will Ferrell's. Lavell gained huge national exposure on NBC's, "Last Comic Standing." Not only did NBC take notice, promptly signing Lavell to a holding deal with the network, but also Comedy Central, offered him his own half-hour standup special, "Comedy Central Presents: Lavell Crawford" which aired in early 2009. Lavell's stand out work includes appearances on "Shaquille O'Neal Presents: All Star Comedy Jam" which premiered on Showtime in December, "Russell Simmons' Def Comedy Jam" on HBO, "Showtime at the Apollo, "Martin Lawrence Presents 1st Amendment", "Comic's Unleashed with Byron Allen", "Steve Harvey's Big Time, "Comedy Central's Premium Blend," "Motown Live" "BET's ComicView" and has appeared in the films "Baby's Mama Drama", "Beverlyhood", "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 also recently appeared on stage with the critically acclaimed production Friends and Lovers, a stage production based on the novel by author Eric Jerome Dickey. Crawford played the scene-stealing "Bobby." The play also 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).
He is also a frequent guest and host favorite on the popular E! late night talk show "Chelsea Lately".
Lavell has appeared at HBO's US Comedy Arts Festival (Aspen, CO), The Comedy Festival (Las Vegas, NV), Laffapalooza and at the Montreal Just for Laughs Festival.
Endeared by audiences far and wide, Lavell has built a very strong fan base playing theatres, arenas, colleges and comedy clubs and colleges across the nation.
He will be shooting a new Concert Film this October in his hometown of St. Louis.