Comedian Lil Rel Howery is adding a new title to his résumé this week. The actor announced this week that he would be teaming up with journalist and entrepreneur DeShuna Spencer of kweliTv to come on board as the company’s new head of comedy for the streaming platform.
“I’m really excited to put my executive hat on and give opportunities to amazing, talented people of color,” said Howery in an interview with Deadline. “I feel like being Head of Comedy at kweliTV puts me in a position to give a home to some of the thriving Black comedic talent around the world. DeShuna has done an amazing job with kweliTV so far and I’m excited to joins forces with her to enhance what’s already at this important and great streaming service.”
Howery will be in charge of securing new comedy content for distribution in addition to other opportunities within the comedy space with plans to produce original comedy programming. “We’re delighted that Lil Rel will be bringing his comedic and business talents to kweliTV. This has been a tumultuous year for the nation—particularly for the Black community,” added Spencer to Deadline.
“Comedy is a form of healing, and we need laughter now more than ever. This collaboration will not only be a game-changer for kweliTV but also for up and coming Black creatives across the globe.”
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*Major News* – We’re so excited to announce that Lil Rel Howery is bringing his comedic & business talents to kweliTV! —— Deadline exclusive: Stand-up comedian Lil Rel Howery is about to lead the charge when it comes to comedy at kweliTV. The Get Out star has been named Head of Comedy for the SVOD platform for global indie Black cinema. Howery will team with kweliTV Founder and CEO DeShuna Spencer to securing new comedy content for distribution as well as partnerships and other opportunities in the comedy space. In addition, Howery will be at the forefront of kweliTV’s future plans to produce original comedy programming as the platform grows. In celebration of Howery’s new role, kweliTV has launched the new monthly channel “Comedy Curated by Lil Rel,” which includes films, series, stand-up comedy programming and more from up and coming Black comics of all ages from across the globe. As the channel title entails, it will be curated by Howery. (link in bio) — — — #streamingfortheculture #bingeontheculture #nowstreaming #nowplaying #independentfilm #documentaries #indiefilms #buyblack #blackentrepreneur #blackpride #melanin #issavibe #asa #blacklivesmatter #blacklove #blm #woke #blackgirlmagic #blackboyjoy #streaming #africandiaspora #supportblackbusiness #filmfestiuval #blackfemaleentrepreneurs #blackexcellence #blackowned #blackhistory #blacktech #blackbusiness