Current Creators: Just-Cris Lazard

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Local comedian Just-Cris Lazard talks on his family, his sunny disposition and his ongoing battle with cancer.

Q: Can you tell us a little about yourself?

A: I’m a 33-year-old father of four beautiful daughters, a writer, actor, comedian and stage play director. A God-fearing man, I love God. He has definitely been good to me. I’m what you call tall, dark and country. With a pinch of handsome. 

Q: What is it like being a comedian in Lafayette?

A: Nothing is better than a Lafayette crowd; they are so loving and supportive. I love Louisiana.

Q: What inspires you in your battle with cancer?

A: My wife and kids are my inspiration. My daughters always ask me, “Daddy, are you famous yet?”

Q: How did you decide you wanted to be a comedian?

A: I didn’t choose this life; it chose me. When I was younger, I was bullied a lot; being able to laugh was always like an escape from the pain. But I’m grown now, and I can fight. 🙂

Just-Cris says you can see him perform just about anywhere there’s an open microphone.

Q: What would you like others to know about you and your comedy?

A: My comedy is clean enough for the whole family to enjoy. I perform in church and everywhere else. And my comedy comes from my heart. 

Q: Where can locals see your stand up?

A: Anywhere there is a mic, I’ll most likely be performing. 

Q: If you could go back in time and meet one person, who would it be?

A: I would like to meet myself and tell myself to save some money, make better decisions. And please don’t buy a Dodge vehicle.

About the Author

Brianne is currently pursuing her master's degree focusing on engagement between communities and their journalism outlets. She holds a Mark of Excellence for her column writing focusing on local issues and is captivated by Lafayette's local culture.

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