Lavell Crawford on Weighing 475 Pounds Before Weight Loss: “I’m Trying to Live!”

Comedian Lavell Crawford sat down with DJ Vlad to discuss his humble beginnings and career. Crawford discusses his weight as a child on how being overweight helped him to find his love of comedy when other kids would tease him. He discusses getting part of his stomach taken out during a gastric bypass sleeve, and trying to eat healthy foods. While growing up in St. Louis, Crawford explains how his father was a bodybuilder, and what made him get into comedy. He recalls being amazed by Sinbad when he did stand-up at his college and deciding at the moment what he wanted to do.

Check out the exclusive interview above.