Talent and Comedy Collide

Comedian Lavell Crawford had an overflow crowd rolling in stitches Monday during the opening night of homecoming week.

Florida A&M annual homecoming comedy and talent showcase here at the Alfred Lawson Jr. Multipurpose Center and Teaching Gymnasium. Students, faculty, and alumni gathered to celebrate FAMU homecoming week. The event theme was “Everyday a star is bored.”

The main part of this event was Crawford, popularly known for his BET’s Comic View appearances. His jokes were outstandingly hilarious and the gym was full of laughter.

“I went to Popeye’s and order a 25 piece of chicken, with four large sides and a drink. The cashier asked me if my order was for here or to go, meaning am I going to eat all this food by myself because I’m a fat guy,” joked Crawford.

Iman Lyons, a second-year social work student said Crawford’s antics had her in tears.

“This is the best comedy show I’ve been too. Crawford was so funny that he had me laughing with tears in my eyes,” said Lyons.

The gym was packed with live music played by DJ LooseKid, getting the crowd pumped and hyped for the comedy show.

Host Lav Luv kept the crowd entertained throughout the talent show with several comedian acts. Luv admitted he was astonished with some of the acts.

“I didn’t know gospel music could be so gangster,” said Luv.

The talent show consisted of different acts from various students. Kayla Cox, singing “Nobody supposed to be here” by Deborah Cox. Frontline soldiers, a Christian rap group, and Nick Hendrix performed “This Time” by John Legend.

Following the comedy show was the award ceremony for those who competed in the talent showcase. Kayla Cox won second place.

“I feel good winning second place in the talent show. Nick Hendrix, my brother in concert choir, deserved to win first place. He did an excellent job in his performance,” said Cox.