Gilda's Club LaughFest officially begins tonight.  Rosa Parks Circle is the place that organizers are hoping over 1600 people will show up and wear dark glasses to set a world's record for people wearing dark glasses at night.  Goofy? Yes! Funny? Yes! That's LaughFest.The next 10-days there will be comedy on nearly every street corner, all to show that laughter is the best medicine. And, I want to introduce you to some of the best comics coming to town.  We know the headliners, but probably don't know some of the other fantastic talents that will be here.

Today, meet Baron Vaughn. He is a comedian and actor known as a cast member on the USA Network television series Fairly Legal, on which he plays legal assistant Leonardo Prince.

Vaughn has played supporting roles in a number of feature films, including Cloverfield and Black Dynamite. He has also appeared in The Awkward Comedy Show with Hannibal Buress, Eric André, Marina Franklin, and Victor Varnado.

His stand-up has been featured on the talk shows "Lopez Tonight," "Conan", "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" and ""The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson". He has also appeared on Comedy Central during "Live at Gotham" and "Russell Simmons Presents Live at the El Rey". He is also a classically trained actor and has appeared in "Law & Order". He has also starred in various College Humor videos and has performed stand-up comedy at College Humor live.

 

Baron will be in town for LaughFest next weekend, Friday and Saturday, March 14 and 15 at the National Stand-Up Comedy Showcase at the BOB, 6, 7, and 9:30 p.m.