Lavell Crawford has caught a few breaks over the past two decades, most notably when he finished runner-up in the 2007 season of NBC’s Last Comic Standing, and most recently nabbing a recurring role in this season of AMC’s Breaking Bad.
But Crawford, 42, continues to tour as a stand-up comedian, and debuts his latest hour special, Lavell Crawford: Can A Brother Get Some Love, tonight on Comedy Central. In the special, Crawford tells several stories about his childhood and how his mother used to treat him. We talked a little bit about that as well as about
Early last month, we got the first glimpse of a new sketch comedy show coming to Fox, In The Flow with Affion Crockett. A master of impressions and characters, the titular TV veteran will take on most of the acting duties himself. Perhaps this is Fox’s way of getting back the magic of its now defunct (and horribly under-appreciated) sketch show MadTV, without dealing with so much personnel? The fact that Jamie Foxx is behind In The Flow can only help Crockett’s chances of survival as a weekly comedy star on network television. That, and his comedy chops, which you can check out below before the debut bows this Sunday on Fox from 9 to 10 pm EST. In this clip, Crockett manages to become Jay-Z, Kanye West, Lil Wayne and Cory Gunz.
“Comedy is a very approval oriented field,” says comedian Dave Chappelle in his first interview in five years. Currently, the world’s population is just under seven billion people. Having everyone liking a single person is a statistical impossibility, much less thinking they’re funny. And Chappelle pointed out this fact out while chatting with the morning radio crew at San Francisco’s Wild 94.9 FM about the incident Chappelle had at a charity benefit in Florida where Chappelle opted to not tell jokes.
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