A Luenell

A Luenell



Many of those gangster tales I tell actually happened. But they tell me they happened to somebody else. Somebody who looks a lot like me. Somebody who is beautiful and handsome and glamorous. And so I see myself in every character I develop. So, if I see me in somebody else, then they see someone like me. You know?


Luenell opened her act by saying that she was stoned and her performance indicated that maybe you shouldn’t attempt comedy while high. She had no jokes, no routine, no comedy. Just rambling, sometimes almost incoherent ranting. Her prepared video intro indicated that perhaps she could be somewhat funny but her stage act clearly involved no preparation. The warm up acts had some good jokes. Not one of the seven people in our group thought Luenell was funny. The venue was ok but the seating at the back (where we were) had no tables which we found odd for a comedy club that also serves food and drink. We ordered some food but not only was there no place to set the food but they turn all the house lights out so it’s very difficult to manage the eating and drinking just in your lap on a high bar-type chair as well.

Luenell is the self-proclaimed “Original Bad Girl of Comedy.” A force of nature, she is best known for her breakthrough role as the “hooker with the heart of gold” in the Oscar-nominated, blockbuster comedy “Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan.” She also appears in the Oscar-nominated film “A Star Is Born” with Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga. Look for Luenell in the sequel “I’ve Got the Hookup-2,” an urban cult classic, starring music mogul/businessman Master P and his son, Romeo Miller, heading to theatres this summer. Plus, she’s part of the ensemble cast of the new Netflix movie, “Dolemite Is My Name,” starring comedy legend Eddie Murphy, due out this year. (Source: www.miamiimprov.com)



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