June 2015

Detroit Metro Times: An Interview With Loni


Loni Love is a woman of her word. When we caught up with her before her Saturday gig at MotorCity Casino’s Soundboard, she beamed with confidence about her upcoming show. “I am a seasoned performer,” she said. “I have great openers. We provide comedy for everybody no matter what your race or gender. We just want people to come out and have a really good time. That’s what we’ve been doing for the past five years and that’s what we’re going to do in Detroit.”  

And in fact, Love delivered a stellar comedic performance to a sold-out crowd on Saturday. With many artists’ performances there can usually be at least a brief moment of decreased amusement — but not this night, not this show, not in Love’s hometown and especially not with “laughter” at stake.

“I keep doing stand-up because the world needs laughter — there’s always something happening in the country and in the world,” she said. “That’s why I wanted to become an entertainer to help people forget about their problems for a little while. There is nothing like a live performance. You can look at things on television and you can look at things on YouTube, but when you get in a room full of people and you say one joke and everyone’s laughing at the same thing it’s a really great experience.” 

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