Comedian Lil Rel Howery is adding a new title to his résumé this week. The actor announced this week that he will be teaming up with kweliTv's journalist and entrepreneur DeShuna Spencer to come on board as the company's new comedy director for the streaming platform.
"I'm really excited to put on my executive hat and offer amazing, talented people of color opportunities," Howery said in an interview with Deadline. “I feel like I'm Head of Comedy at kweliTV and am able to give a home to some of the thriving black comedic talent around the world. DeShuna has done a great job at kweliTV so far and I look forward to working with her to improve what is already there on this important and great streaming service. "
Howery will be responsible for securing new comedy content for distribution, among other comedy opportunities, and plans to produce original comedy programming. "We are very excited that Lil Rel will bring his comedic and business talents to kweliTV. This has been a tumultuous year for the nation – especially the black community," added Spencer Deadline.
“Comedy is a form of healing and we need laughter now more than ever. This collaboration will be vital not only for kweliTV but also for emerging black creatives around the world. "
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* Important News * – We're very excited to announce that Lil Rel Howery is bringing his comedic and business talents to kweliTV! —— Exclusive date: Stand-up comedian Lil Rel Howery will be responsible for the comedy at kweliTV. The Get Out star has been named Head of Comedy for the SVOD platform for global indie black cinema. Howery will work with kweliTV founder and CEO DeShuna Spencer to secure new comedy content for distribution, as well as partnerships and other comedy opportunities. Additionally, Howery will be at the forefront of kweliTV's future plans to produce original comedy programming as the platform grows. To celebrate Howery's new role, kweliTV has launched a new monthly channel, Comedy Curated by Lil Rel, which features movies, series, stand-up comedy programs and more from emerging black comics of all ages from around the world. As the channel title implies, it is curated by Howery. (Link in Bio) – – – #streaming for culture #bingeontheculture #nowstreaming #nowplaying # independent film #dokumentationen #indiefilms #buyblack #blackentrepreneur #blackpride #melanin #issavibe #asa #blacklivesmatter #blacklove #blm #woke #blackgirlm #supportblackbusiness #filmfestiuval #blackfemaleentrepreneurs #blackexcellence #blackowners #blackhistory #blacktech #blackbusiness