LaVar Walker is an American comedian and writer. In August 2012, after winning the regional competition for the “Stand up its Miller Time” national comedy championship, he won the final competition in Las Vegas, which came with a $10,000 prize. He is currently touring with the Shaquille O’Neal All Star Comedy Jam with shows in cities across the country.
Celebrities are touting
LaVar’s comedy talents. On October 20, 2012, a YouTube video was posted where
Shaquille O’Neal says: “LaVar is funnier than a mother. You know what I’m
talking about. Check him out on YouTube.” In
a Chicago Sun-Times article from March 6, 2013, comedian Kevin Hart said:
“Remember the name Lavar Walker because I want to be able to say, ‘I told
you so!’ The guy is a legitimate comedic star.”
Walker was born on the south side of Chicago and earned a doctoral degree in pharmacy from Xavier University in New Orleans. He has appeared on Uptown Comic, The Mo’Nique Show, and BET‘s ComicView. He also has a writing credit for his appearance on BET’s ComicView. His YouTube video featuring an impression of rapper TI has more than 1.6 million hits.
Despite his string of successes and growing popularity, LaVar remains humble. He told the Chicago Sun-Times that he just wants to be happy in what he is doing. “To be honest with you, I just want to be happy doing what I do and make a great living doing it. Does that sound crazy? If you get right down to it,” he says, “looking back on everything I’ve done to this point, I think I made it. I’m the biggest star in the world to me.”
Sun-Times reporter Mike Thomas called this attitude: “Pretty sane actually.”