|It's "Mother's Day" w/Loni Love|
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LONI LOVE, CO-HOST OF FOX’S HIT DAYTIME TALKER, “THE REAL” GETS 2 YEAR RENEWAL THRU 2017/2018 SEASON
“LONI’S LAUGH OFF” COMEDY COMPETITION LAUNCHED JANUARY 21 ON “THE REAL”
LONI KICKS OFF NEW STAND-UP COMEDY TOUR FEB. 4
LONI TO CO-STAR IN GARRY MARSHALL’S NEXT FILM, “MOTHER’S DAY
Werd to your Mother! It's Loni Love!
Comedienne, actress, tv host and author, Loni Love is in demand and loving it as she returned as co-host for season 2 of her hit daytime talker “The Real” this past year. The nationally syndicated show which airs on Fox stations (with a rebroadcast in primetime on cable network BET) was recently renewed for 2 more years through the 2017/2018 season and has been touted by the New York Post as “fun, funny, involved in life, outrageous by nature, warm and, most of all, real.”
On January 21, “The Real” is set to launch “Loni’s Laugh Off,” a stand-up comedy competition to find the newest up and coming comedy talent. “This is close to me, because I started doing stand-up when I was still working as an engineer. It took a long time before I could quit my day job and make a living off my jokes . So, if you’re out there with a nine-to-five job, spending your nights at open mics, this competition is for you.” Says Loni.
Viewers (18 or older who have never appeared on television doing stand up) have until Friday, February 12 to go to www.TheReal.com and upload a short video (no more than 3 minutes) of their best comedy routine. Loni will pick her 3 favorites and then viewers will vote on-line on the 3 finalists with the winner being chosen on “The Real” March 2. In addition, the grand prize winner will get to open for Loni at one of her LIPSHTICK STAND-UP COMEDY SHOWS at the Venetian in Las Vegas, Nevada. Lipshtick was the 2015 winner of “Best Comedy Show” by the Las Vegas Review Journal, and has featured comediennes such as Loni, Lisa Lampanelli and Roseanne Barr.
In the ten plus years since she began doing comedy full time, Loni has found her niche on The Real(“It's like a younger, intoxicated version of The View” said Jezebel), as well as regular appearances spinning tunes as the house DJ on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Loni also currently co-hosts the Café Mocha radio show cafemocharadio.com with rapper MC Lyte. They’ve interviewed President Obama and the First Lady as well as superstars like John Legend, Toni Braxton among many others. Café Mocha is the only nationally syndicated show of its kind that was created exclusively BY and FOR women of color. You can catch the nationally syndicated show on over 40 stations across the country including SiriusXM Channel 141. Additionally, Loni has guest hosted on Fashion Police and has been a correspondent for Entertainment Tonight and E! Along with her work on television, Loni is set to co-star on the big screen this spring in director Garry Marshall’s new film, Mother’s Day and can also be seen in several movies, including the successful Paul Blart Mall Cop 2 opposite Kevin James, Soul Plane with Kevin Hart and the Bad Ass franchise with Danny Glover and Danny Trejo.
In addition, Loni is the subject of the documentary “Being Loni Love.” “Being Loni Love” traces Loni’s life story from her early days as a latchkey daughter growing up in Detroit’s Brewster-Douglas housing projects to national stand up comedienne, tv and movie star. “ I was honored when the “Being” producers wanted to hear my story. I want to share my life story to inspire all women that they can become and achieve whatever they want.” Says Loni.
“Being Loni Love” originally aired on the Centric channel and you can view the documentary here: https://vimeo.com/139670526 password: loni0917
And, be sure and catch the tireless Loni Love back out on the road with her new stand-up comedy show all winter and spring.
Tour Dates 2016
January 29 & 30 – 2 shows nightly - Juke Box (Peoria, IL)
February 4th – 6th—Comix Comedy Club at Mohegan Sun Casino (Uncasville, CT)
February 11th – 13th—Magooby’s Joke House (Timonium, MD)
February 19th—Hamilton College (Clinton, NY)
March 17th - 19th–Parlor Live (Bellevue, WA)
March 24th—Comedy Connection (Providence, Rhode Island)
March 25th—Comedy Connection (Chicopee, MA)
March 26th—Wilbur Theatre (Boston, MA)
April 2nd—The Venetian (Las Vegas, NV)
April 7th-9th – Levity Live (West Nyack, NY)
April 21st - 23rd—Tommy T’s Comedy House (Pleasanton, CA)
May 6th - 8th–Chicago Improv (Schaumburg, IL)
May 12th – 14th—American Comedy Company (San Diego, CA)
May 19th-21st – Stress Factory (New Brunswick, NJ)
June 2nd-4th – Zainie’s (Nashville, TN)
June 10th-12th – Improv (Washington DC)
Check Loni out on TV:
America's Sister Stand Up comedy clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MBckPE5CckE
Stand Up comedy clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sts0NIRJVUI