|LaVell Crawford||Lav Luv|
September 27, 2011
– Comedians LaVell "Big Vell" Crawford and Lav Luv will be hitting the stage Monday, Oct. 3 for the annual homecoming comedy and talent showcase. The annual event will be held in the Alfred Lawson Jr. Multipurpose Center and Teaching Gymnasium at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 per person.
Crawford has been climbing the comedic ranks and becoming a star to watch. From his numerous television appearances and on stage performances, audiences are becoming increasingly familiar with Crawford’s giant-sized talent. This past year, Crawford headlined at Laffapalooza, America’s longest-running annual urban comedy festival.
Endeared by audiences far and wide, he is no stranger to comedy clubs and college crowds, having appeared at such comedy clubs across the country as The Improv, The Laugh Factory, Carolines on Broadway, Sir Laffs a Lot and The Comedy Zone. He has been a headliner on the Roosevelt Johnson Entertainment (RJE) Comedy Cabaret Tour, the largest and highest grossing college comedy tour in the nation, for the past five years.
Crawford has also made the jump to television with comedic appearances on “Motown Live,” “Showtime at the Apollo,” “Black Entertainment Television’s Comic View” and “Russell Simmons' Def Comedy Jam.” He appeared on “The Jamie Foxx Show,” and the films Baby's Mama Drama, Beverlyhood and Ghetto South Problems. On stage, he played the scene-stealing “Ben” in the hit play Men Cry in the Dark. He recently released his own comedy CD, “Takin' a Fat Break.”
From Luv’s early start hosting high school talent shows, to his honorable stint in the United States Armed Forces, the comedian has always known that his destiny was on stage, making people laugh. Luv made his way to “open mic night” at Atlanta’s Uptown Comedy Corner, and has been on a whirlwind roll with comedy ever since. He is now one of the four permanent hosts at Uptown Comedy Corner, which has showcased for hosts Corey “Zooman” Miller, Earthquake, Chris Tucker and Don “DC” Curry. With his no holds barred approach to the stage, Luv has become one of today’s hottest young comedy commodities. His appeared on three seasons of BET’s “Comic View.”
Luv is a true student of the art of professional stand up comedy and is a very diverse comedian. His jokes range from dealing with socioeconomic and politically correct issues to the ambiance of normal relationships and racially provoking thoughts. He consistently polishes his act and has expanded his talents to improvisation.
The Black Top Comedy Improv Group is one of the latest projects he is a part of. Luv is a constant headlining performer on the RJE Urban Comedy Cabaret Tour, So So Def Records and Jive Records Black College Comedy Tour, and numerous concert and comedy club venues.
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