Funnyman Lavell Crawford is quickly climbing the comedic ranks and becoming one rising comedy star to watch. From his numerous television appearances and on stage performances, audiences are becoming increasingly familiar with Lavell's giant-sized talent. Lavell has appeared on Comedy Central's Premium Blend and also was a Finalist in the Comedy Central Laugh Riots standup competition. Lavell has headlined at Laffapalooza, America's longest-running annual urban comedy festival, appeared on "Jamie Foxx Presents: Laffapalooza" a series of half-hour laugh-out-loud comedy specials that aired on Showtime and Comedy Central and subsequently headlined at the Montreal Just for Laughs Festival and appeared at The HBO USCAF in Aspen, Co. and The Comedy Festival in Las Vegas. His "Comedy Central Presents" half-hour special premiered on Comedy Central in 2009.