Loni In the News

‘The Real’ co-host Loni Love has her eyes set on late-night

Loni Love wasn’t supposed to be a comedian. Her pursuit of an engineering degree from Prairie View A&M University was proof of that. But while in college, hard up for money for books, she participated in a local bar’s competition in which the person who could tell the best story would win $50. She took home a crisp Ulysses S. Grant, along with the comedy bug.

That first time on stage led to a consistent side hustle in stand-up as she completed her college degree. Upon graduating, she got a job in El Segundo “because Fred Sanford was from El Segundo,” she said.

“Yes, that’s how I picked my life choices,” she laughed.

She worked at Xerox as an engineer for eight years, unhappy along the way. After a fateful night at the Comedy Store, however, when the lineup consisted of just one woman, Love got back into the comedy habit.

 

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Loni Love Was All Of Us When She Finally Met Idris Elba

Comedian Loni Love has publicly proclaimed her love for actor Idris Elba on numerous occasions on ‘The Real.’ Despite both stars being in the entertainment industry, they had never met face to face, until now.

Loni is floored when Idris Elba surprised her on set. She immediately ran away from ‘The Mountain Between Us,’ star as he yelled, “Okay Loni, it is time.”

When they finally embrace, the British actor proclaims, “You’ve shown me so much love.”

Swoon.

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ESSENCE Embarks on New Journey

Comedienne and Talk Show Host, Loni Love, ESSENCE Communications President, Michelle Ebanks, Richelieu Dennis, new owner of ESSENCE Communications, and Alison Seymour, anchor on Fox 5 News, at the My Journey: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow event at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. (Courtesy Photo)

Once a shift of Black ownership tapped into ESSENCE Communications by Shea Moisture founder, Richelieu Dennis a new chapter was began according to the narrative emphasized at “My Journey: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow” an event held a celebration and discussion at the Newseum in Washington, D.C.

While overlooking the District on March 29, Dennis and ESSENCE Communications President, Michelle Ebanks, joined in on a conversation with {The Real} TV host, comedienne and radio personality of Cafe Mocha Radio, Loni Love, along with Fox 5 anchor, Allison Seymour to discuss the future of the magazine, entrepreneurship from local to global, and creativity to keep the 48-year-old brand standing.

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Loni Love Talks Hosting The Real & Her Reaction To That Pregnancy Announcement

There is nothing stale about The Real. Topics vary from pop culture news to self-help. The guests include people from all walks of life. With four women of color serving as hosts, it’s the most diverse talk show on daytime television. It has been nominated for seven Daytime Emmys and an NAACP Image Award. Premiering in 2013, it is earning its spot as the talk show of our generation.
So it makes sense then, that when we had one of the show’s hosts in the R29 studio, we talked about a little bit of everything. Loni Love, a woman who holds the comedian and writer titles as well, worked as an electrical engineer before she got into show business. We got her to spill the tea about working on such a successful talk show, body positivity, and exactly where she was when she found out Beyoncé was carrying twins.
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Loni Love Shares Why Having Miscarriage Made Her Decide Not To Have Children

Comedian and talk show host Loni Love opened up about her miscarriage during a particularly poignant moment on “The Real” this week.

During Tuesday’s episode of the panel show, Love and her co-hosts ― Tamera Mowry-Housley, Adrienne Bailon, and Jeannie Mai ― talked about late periods and pregnancy scares. The light conversation became a little more emotional when Love (starting around the 3:30 mark) shared that she was pregnant for a brief time in her late 20s.

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Loni Love Rips Into Trump at Make-Up Artists & Hair Styling Guild Awards

I.A.T.S.E Local 706 held its annual Make-Up Artists & Hair Styling Guild awards ceremony on Sunday, Feb. 19 at the Novo in Downtown Los Angeles, honoring make-up artists and hair stylists whose work appears in motion pictures, television, commercials, and live theater. The show was hosted by “The Real” co-host Loni Love, and featured celebrity presenters including former “Glee” star Darren Criss, “The Flash” actress Violett Beane,and more.

The Make-Up Artists & Hair Styling Guild award prizes in 23 categories for achievements produced during the past year. Hosting for the second year in a row, Love wasted no time getting political — following a tap-dance performance accompanied to “A Lovely Night” from this year’s breakout film “La La Land,” Love began her opening monologue by making sly digs at both President Donald Trump and White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer.

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An interview with comedian and Detroiter Loni Love

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.

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