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Comedian LaVar Walker takes the stage in Billings

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I'm sure those who attended last night's comedian stand-up at The Island, had their funny bones tickled. Pharmacist-turned-comedian, LaVar Walker had the crowd bent over laughing.

Since 2012, when LaVar Walker won the 'Miller Lite National Stand-Up Competition,'  his career has taken off.

 "Just a lot of faith, consistency, hard work and just grinding. I love what I do," Walker said. 

Since then, Walker has toured with some of the biggest names in comedy. Just earlier this year, he was a part of Shaq's All-Star Comedy Jam.

"I mean it was cool. That was dope, working with Michael Blackson, Bill Bellamy, Capone. We went all over the country touring, we had about 42 dates on there. It was fun man, we had a great time. Shaq was very nice, very genuine. He gave us a platform to display our talents, so it was love," he said.

His biggest role model is from a hit 90s sitcom. 

"The greatest inspiration for me, like comedy wise, was Martin Lawrence. That's been my hero. Martin is really big for me, you know, of course Eddie Murphy," he said.

Walker is working with comedian and actor Kevin Hart on his latest project.

"I got a 30-minute special I'm taping. Kevin Hart is producing. It's going to be on his new network called the 'LOL Network,' which I believe should be rolling out. It's a subscription-based network, similar to Netflix or something like that, and that'll roll out in 2017, but I'm taping my special October 21st," he said.

After touring all over the country, sharing the stage with other big name comedians, he says nothing compares to the feeling of making his audience laugh.

"Just for me, the freedom of it, the love of it. I believe comedy is heeling, you know what I mean, it just talking to the people and touching people smile come to they face," Walker said.

If you missed LaVar Walker's stand-up performance, no worries because this week is the Big Sky Comedy Festival. So you'll have many more chances to be in tears from laughter, or next year you can catch Walker on the 'Laugh Out Loud' network.

Tuesday, October 11, when the comedy fest kicks off, I'll be talking to some of the comedians, so you don't want to miss that. 

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