Comedian Amanda Seales is joining Kevin Hart’s Laugh Out Loud Radio (Ch. 96) with a brand-new show, Amanda Seales’ Smart Funny & Black Radio, co-hosted by Taj Rani and JeremiahLikeTheBible. The weekly program will kick off on April 18 at 10am ET, and feature hilarious conversations, games, celebrity interviews and a heavy dose of commentary on Black culture and other topical issues.
SiriusXM listeners may remember Seales from 2003–2007, when she hosted Breakfast at Diva’s on Hip Hop Nation. During her tenure, she interviewed some of the biggest music icons in the world, including Beyoncé, Jay-Z, Mariah Carey, the late DMX, and more. This new radio show comes fresh off the finale of the HBO hit Insecure, where Seales played the much-buzzed-about role of Tiffany DuBois.
“After so many years away, I’m hella hype to be coming back to radio!” said Amanda Seales. “Smart Funny & Black began as a live show and since its inception, has become so much more. It is a universe all about using comedy to build community, and I couldn’t be happier to be bringing that to a new audience at SiriusXM!”
“I’m beyond excited to have the amazing Amanda Seales join Laugh Out Loud Radio’s expanding family, as we continue to deliver a dynamic slate of voices to the channel,” said Kevin Hart, Chairman of Laugh Out Loud. “Passionate, unapologetic, brilliant, talented, and most of all funny, her show is going to be a can’t-miss experience for our SiriusXM listeners nationwide.”
About the Hosts
A comedian with a master’s degree in African-American studies from Columbia University, Seales is a former co-host of the daytime talk show, The Real, and also hosted NBC’s Bring the Funny and the groundbreaking 2020 BET Awards. In addition, Seales uses her popular Instagram account (1.9+ million followers) and podcast Small Doses to speak truth to change. Always an advocate for Black voices, she founded Smart Funny & Black Productions to produce and create art as edu-tainment across the media landscape by any joke necessary.
Co-host Taj Rani is a producer and content creator with a decade of experience in the digital media space having worked for brands such as BET, Essence and Red Table Talk. JeremiahLikeTheBible is an Atlanta native and Howard University alumnus who’s passionate about seeing Black stories represented in media and entertainment.
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