Lavell Crawford - biography

Comedian from United States of America

Lavell Crawford Lavell Crawford (born November 11, 1968) is an American stand-up comedian and actor from St. Louis, Missouri. Crawford attended Pattonville High School in Maryland Heights, Missouri, where he graduated in 1986. His mother is Annita Crawford, his sisters are Elonda Goodwin and Erica Roach, and his step-father is Dwight Davis. As a child, Crawford suffered from numerous hardships, including a struggle with weight, a near drowning at age 10, and abandonment by his father. However, according his 2011 DVD of the October 23, 2010 "Can a Brother Get Some Love?" show at the Roberts Orpheum Theater in St. Louis, MO, he has reconnected with him. According to his Facebook page, his son LJ was born on November 18, 2010. Crawford's material is mainly focused on him being a morbidly obese African-American man. His 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. His first appearances were made on Def Comedy Jam and BET's Comicview. He has appeared as a performer on numerous television shows including Premium Blend, The Jamie Foxx Show, Comics Unleashed, Showtime at Apollo, and most recently Last  ( Wikipedia article )


Personal facts

Known as
Lavelle Crawford
Date of birth
Place of birth
St. Louis
United States of America
DeShawn Crawford


Year Performance Character
2011 Lavell Crawford: Can a Brother Get Some Love?
2009 Shaquille O'Neal Presents: All Star Comedy Jam: Live from South Beach
2008 Laffapalooza: Live from Las Vegas
2004 Laffapalooza! #1
2003 Men Cry in the Dark

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