Whether it’s on Chelsea Lately, on Twitter, The Smoking Gun Presents: The World’s Dumbest fill in the blank, or her own comedy special, Loni Love knows how to make you laugh. Over the past nine years, the Detroit born electrical engineer-turned crowd favorite has become America’s sister. Her attitude and delivery are making her easily one of the most talked about comics on the stand-up scene. And don’t just think that she’s one of the funniest female comedians out there today; she’s one of the funniest young entertainers today, period. With shows at the Arlington Improv coming up (June 28-30) Loni gave us a call and subjected herself to our random and often awkward questionnaire. She handled it like a champ…we’ll get her next time.
Moment in your life when you realized “damn I’m funny”
I still haven’t had that moment yet.
Last song you sang in the shower
“Hollywood” by Rufus and Chaka Khan
Hardest part about the business
Staying on course. You have dreams for yourself and you hope that you could take those dreams and move them forward, but sometimes you have to change paths a little bit. Sometimes it’s hard to remain focused. But if you want to complete your goals you have to remain focused.
Your biggest fan
My mom. No matter what crazy ideas I come up with she’s always like “ok” you can do it. Coolest person that you’ve met George Clooney. He was great. Sometimes you hope to not meet people and you hope that if you do they aren’t mean. He was totally everything that I thought he would be. He was intelligent, he was cool, he was nice – everything that you would expect him to be.
One thing that you own that you’ll never part with
My first Bible that I’ve had since I was a little girl.
Best advice so far
Joan Rivers told me before you throw away a joke try it twelve times.
What’s your happiness?
When I’m onstage and I look at the audience and I see them laughing.
You must be happy quite often.