Courtesy of John Johnson
Some comics travel for their trade because of their love of the art form or some inner need for attention or the hope of delivering to mankind a some new plateau of understanding through the power of laughter.
Lavell Crawford has a brutally honest reason for what keeps him going in comedy, an answer that perfectly matches his stage persona.
"I got a family and rent and I gotta take care of my wife and kids," he says with a laugh. "So bills keep me going."
Of course, he wouldn't be spending 325 days on the road for the last 25 years if he didn't enjoy being on a stage and he's got a new legion of fans to perform for after getting plenty of TV face time on Last Comic Standing and AMC's Breaking Bad as Saul Goodman's beefy henchman Huell Babineaux. Crawford is in town to do a string of shows starting tonight at the Addison Improv.More »