January 2013

An Electric Performer

Richmond Magazine:

A former electrical engineer with Xerox, Loni Love has certainly kept busy since deciding to devote herself to comedy. The 39-year-old stand-up comic made it to the finals of Star Search in 2003, and since then she has appeared on everything from Phineas and Ferb to Chelsea Lately, for which she’s a regular panelist, offering her take on the news of the day. Alongside the TV appearances is a schedule of nearly constant touring, including a series of shows from Nov. 8 to 11 at Richmond Funny Bone.

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Loni Love: Standing up for the Funny

Alt Daily:

Maybe you’ve seen her one-hour comedy special, Loni Love: America’s Sister, or caught her joking it up on Chelsea Lately, or on Tru TV’s The Smoking Gun Presents: The World’s Dumbest. She’s also been a guest on just about any talk show you can think of.

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A whole Loni Love

Creative Loafing Tampa Bay:

Throughout her career as a comedian, Loni Love has been around everyone from Chelsea Handler to D.L. Hughley — even to President Barack Obama.

Now Love will appear by herself for a four-day string of shows at the Tampa Improv from July 12 to 15.

The comedian, perhaps best known for her appearances on Chelsea Lately, also released the standup special America’s Sister, which touches on topics ranging from vegetarians at barbecues to Obama. Love comes from a position of knowledge on the second topic, covering the president’s inauguration for the CNN show D.L. Hughley Breaks the News.

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Interview with Loni Love

Best of New Orleans:

After appearing on lists of Top 10 Comics to Watch by Variety Magazine and Comedy Central, Loni Love makes a stop in New Orleans Friday, Nov. 18 at Harrah’s Casino for her national “Love Train” tour. Here, the comic discusses the differences between TV and live performances — she’s been featured on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Chelsea Lately and The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn and has a recurring role on the Nickelodeon’s Ned’s Declassified School Survival Guide — and sheds light on why there are so few female comics.

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Lately comic skewers pop culture

The Other Paper

Attention celebutants and D-List reality television pseudo-phenoms: Loni Love will perform this weekend at the Funny Bone—and you’re the material.

Love, standup comedian, host of Logo’s Gossip Queens and recurring Chelsea Lately panelist, is also proof that you don’t have to make a sex tape with a bush league rapper to get famous. Love graduated college with a degree in electrical engineering, and worked in the field until her standup took off.

Love grew up in Detroit’s Brewster-Douglass Housing Projects and was employed by General Motors right after high school. It was that job in manufacturing that inspired her to pursue another career path, she said.

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