Loni Love Has Heart Set On Late Night Show

Comedienne and WHUR‘s Cafe Mocha host Loni Love never would’ve anticipated her life today. It was her pursuit of an engineering degree from Prairie View A&M University that led her into the world of stand up comedy, performing at local bars for extra money.

After appearing on shows VH1’s “I Love the 2000s” and Chelsea Lately, became a co-host on “The Real” talk show.

In a recent interview with the Los Angeles Times Loni talked about being a black woman in comedy, discussing the “loud black girl with sass” stereotypes.

“For a long time, black women in comedy had to always be sassy. Do the neck, the eye roll. I did a guest spot on one show and I did this one little sassy moment and they made me a regular. It was one line and they were like ‘We need that sass!’” she said.

Love also expressed her current career goals, which is to break barriers by hosting late-night television.

“In daytime, women have always traditionally hosted. But in late-night, it’s always been a challenge. I want to tackle a late-night gig,” she said. And I kind of have to toot my own horn — I don’t care what she says — I helped Chelsea [Handler] with her show,” she admits.

Nonetheless, she still credits Chelsea Handler for inspiring her drive to want to work her way to the top. “That’s where I’m going next, tackling late-night in the prime-time space,” Love concluded.

Cafe Mocha airs Saturdays from 7am-9am on WHUR 96.3.

 – Contributed by Devyn Rorie

WHUR Contributor


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