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Luenell, the Original Bad Girl of Comedy, Keeping Audiences Laughing in New Showtime Comedy Special, Movies and a Brand New Las Vegas Residency

LOS ANGELES — Comedienne Luenell is having a hell of a birthday month! Ironically, the Original Bad Girl of Comedy will join fellow comediennes in a comedy special on Showtime, called “Funny Women of a Certain Age,” set to premiere on Saturday, March 23, 2019. The comedy special, headlined by Fran Drescher (“The Nanny”), will feature six female comics over the age of 50. Along with Luenell, the lineup includes Carole Montgomery, Lynne Koplitz, Kerri Louise and Vanessa Hollingshead. The hour-long special was filmed at the Bell House in Brooklyn.


Straight from the uninhibited mouths of some of the funniest, most daring and most experienced people in comedy, “Funny Women of a Certain Age” presents women who have seen it all through their careers in the comedy world and are sharing it all on stage as they break down the walls of ageism and sexism in each hilarious set.


“I’m excited to be a part of this ensemble of funny females ‘over a certain age’ with plenty of funny things to say,” said Luenell. “It’s a perfect way for me to celebrate my birthday month and recognize the longevity of my career in comedy. Besides, at my age, do I really need a birthday cake?! This comedy special is the best gift ever!”


“Funny Women of a Certain Age” is a Killer Bunner Entertainment production. Carole Montgomery, Dave Goldberg, Robert Cea and Evan Shapiro serve as executive producers.

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Along with the comedy showcase, Luenell is also riding high from her small part in the Oscar-nominated film, “A Star is Born.” A familiar face in television and film, Luenell joins fellow comics, Andrew Dice Clay, Dave Chappelle and Eddie Griffin in the remake of the Oscar buzzy film, directed by Bradley Cooper, and starring Cooper and Lady Gaga. “It’s not how big the part,” she says. “It’s how big the movie!”


Interestingly, this is the second time that she’s worked with both stars. With Cooper, she appeared in the movie “All About Steve,” starring Sandra Bullock and Cooper, and she’s the voice actor for Lady Gaga’s music video “Telephone,” featuring Beyoncé. Coming up, she’ll appear in the Netflix movie, “Dolemite Is My Name,” starring comedy legend Eddie Murphy this spring. Plus, she just released her comedy CD, “Luenell Live: I Only Drink at Work,” available on digital platforms everywhere.




And then there’s Las Vegas!! Luenell began her Las Vegas residency in February 2019 at the SLS Hotel in Viva Las Vegas! The hotel is also home to the residencies of comics Eddie Griffin and Mo’Nique. You can definitely expect Luenell to get a little R-rated in her set. Just remember, whatever she says in Vegas, stays in Vegas.


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ABOUT LUENELL | The Original Bad Girl of Comedy

“ … one of the top 25 funniest people in LA.” – LA Magazine

Luenell maybe be small is stature, but she more than makes up for it with her big personality. If she’s in the room, you’ll know it. Her booming voice and infectious laughter is a dead giveaway that you’re in the midst of her company.

Easily recognizable for her signature look – that is, her platinum blonde Caesar haircut, beautifully manicured long nails and a blinged-out pimp cup in hand – Luenell, has been thrilling audiences with her brand of comedy for almost 20 years. She calls herself the “Original Bad Girl of Comedy.”

Although African American audiences are familiar with Luenell from her appearances on BET’s ComicView, she crossed over to mainstream after her role in the 2006 hit mockumentary-styled comedy film “Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan.” She portrayed a prostitute, named Luenell, with a heart of gold. And in the end, just like Julia Roberts’s character in “Pretty Woman,” Luenell got the guy! On the heels of the film’s release, she embarked on a successful 60-city tour with “Money Mike” Katt Williams.

Luenell has appeared in various comedy films on DVD like Katt Williams’s “American Hustle” and “Katthouse Comedy” as well as “Comedy After Dark.” She’s also a featured comic on “Laffapalooza,” hosted by Jamie Foxx; “First Amendment Standup,” presented by Martin Lawrence, and the “Comedy Central Roast of Flavor Flav.”

As an actress, her television credits include “The Middle,” “Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” “Headcase,” “Chocolate News,” “The Tony Rock Project” and “Californication” – just to name a few. And on the big screen, she’s appeared in “Think Like a Man,” “Taken 2,” “That’s My Boy,” and the hit animated film, “Transylvania,” as well as the hip hop cult classic, “Never Die Alone.”


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