Review: Lavell Crawford, “Home for the Holidays” on Showtime
Lavell Crawford and I had a great time catching up this summer when he was visiting New York City, telling me about losing weight so he could stay healthy for his kids. You probably best know Crawford from Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul as Saul’s bodyguard. Maybe you remember he finished ru... [Read More]
Episode #154: Lavell Crawford
Lavell Crawford is best known for his portrayal of Huell, the bodyguard for Saul Goodman on Breaking Bad and now Better Call Saul. Originally from St. Louis, Crawford rose up the comedy ranks from Showtime at the Apollo to Comic View to Def Comedy Jam to runner-up on season five of Last Comic Standi... [Read More]
Lavell Crawford drops 120 pounds
Lavell Crawford joked about his weight and his battle with "the sugar" over the course of finishing runner-up on Last Comic Standing, panels on Chelsea Lately and his own hour-long stand-up comedy specials, and shined playing Better Call Saul's bodyguard/assistant on Breaking Bad. But since filming ... [Read More]
Brandon T. Jackson, DeRay Davis, Michael Blackson, Adam Hunter, Erik Rivera (and Lavell Crawford?) star in new Oxygen reality series, “Living With Funny”
In 2015, the Oxygen network brought us Funny Girls, a look at six women in stand-up comedy climbing the show-business ladder in Hollywood. In 2016, Oxygen will bring us Living with Funny, examining six men in comedy in Hollywood -- as well as the women in their lives -- premiering Tuesday, Marc... [Read More]
Brandon T. Jackson, DeRay Davis, Michael Blackson, Adam Hunter, Erik Rivera (and Lavell Crawford?) star in new Oxygen reality series, “Living With Funny”
In 2015, the Oxygen network brought us Funny Girls, a look at six women in stand-up comedy climbing the show-business ladder in Hollywood. In 2016, Oxygen will bring us Living with Funny, examining six men in comedy in Hollywood -- as well as the women in their lives -- premiering Tuesday, Marc... [Read More]
Lavell Crawford: a big, hilarious man in Montclair
Last Friday, I had the pleasure of watching Lavell Crawford from front row seats at the Wellmont Theatre in Montclair, NJ. To put it lightly, he brought the house down. From the moment he took the stage, it was a rare moment the audience wasn’t laughing. There aren’t many comics who can ... [Read More]
AMC bumps Better Call Saul debut to 2015 but orders second season in advance of the Breaking Bad spinoff
The good news is we'll see at least two more seasons of Bob Odenkirk's lawyer Saul Goodman on TV. The bad news? We'll have to wait a few more months to do so. AMC announced yesterday it'd already ordered a second season of Better Call Saul, the Breaking Bad spinoff dramedy. But those 13 episodes won... [Read More]