Patton Oswalt, George Lopez, Wanda Sykes set to headline Gilda’s LaughFest

Patton Oswalt, George Lopez, Wanda Sykes and Bo Burnham are just a few of the headliners that will descend on Grand Rapids between March 5-15, 2015 for the fifth annual Gilda’s LaughFest, organizers announced this morning. Other comedians set to perform are Pete Holmes (who’ll perform two stand-up shows and record a live podcast), Whose Line is it Anyway stars Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood, Brian Posehn, Lavell Crawford, Billy

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Bill Burr and Lavell Crawford sit on stacks of cash on the set of Breaking Bad (Photo)

Who says stand-up comedians can’t make the big bucks? Check out Bill Burr and Lavell Crawford on the set of Breaking Bad from this season. If you haven’t been following arguably the best drama on television, Burr and Crawford play the roles of crooked lawyer Saul Goodman’s henchmen (Goodman is, of course, portrayed by Mr. Show alumnus Bob OdenkirK). In a scene involving Walt’s millions, the funny duo took a

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Interview: Lavell Crawford’s climb to Cosby-status comedy

Comedian Lavell Crawford made a name for himself when he finished in second place on season five of Last Comic Standing. Crawford has parlayed that exposure into tremendous success. He recently filmed an episode of Comedy Central’s ratings monster Workaholics, and has been a regular on E!’s Chelsea Lately and TBS’s Lopez Tonight (RIP). Perhaps most intriguing, Crawford landed a role on AMC’s acclaimed series, Breaking Bad, an incredibly dark

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Lavell Crawford: Huge man; huge laughs

Mainstream television viewers may know the corpulent comedian from last season’s Last Comic Standing on NBC. But this 18-year comedy veteran is no overnight success. With his sights on Hollywood and a new Comedy Central special airing on Feb. 22, Lavell Crawford is about to take an even bigger bite out of the national stand-up scene. The baby boomers had Johnny Carson, the eccentrics had Robin Williams, and now, the

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