Black comedy today: Luenell killin’ it in 2014

Luenell: Keeping it real as a black comic


Black comedienne Luenell is a well recognized face on the big screen, TV and stage for her craft. She has become a true force of comedy and has maintained her razor sharp edge and wit. Her film appearances include Borat, Think like a Man Too, School Dance and the upcoming horror film Matthew 18 with fellow comedian Faizon Love. Luenell intends to go beyond the stereotype of the black female comic by reasserting her powerful brand of comedy. She state’s that being a female comic, “we’re almost the invisible entertainer, people see us but they don’t really know our names.”

Luenell is real and her feelings about comedy and the black community are just as real. This year will be Luenell’s year as she breaks through the glass ceiling of comedy and reminds all of America of the power of being a female comic. She spoke with rolling out:



Mo Barnes
Mo Barnes

Maurice "Mo" Barnes is a graduate of Morehouse College and Political Scientist based in Atlanta. Mo is also a Blues musician. He has been writing for Rolling Out since 2014. Whether it means walking through a bloody police shooting to help a family find justice or showing the multifaceted talent of the Black Diaspora I write the news.

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