kweliTV, the ad-free service for global independent Black cinema, announced that Lil Rel Howery is joining the streaming service as the Head of Comedy. To honor his new role, kweliTV has launched the new monthly channel “Comedy Curated by Lil Rel.” The channel features films, series, stand-up comedy programming and more from up and coming Black comics of all ages from across the globe, curated by Howery himself.

Founded by journalist, filmmaker, and entrepreneur DeShuna Spencer, kweliTV has a diverse slate of films, series, documentaries and children’s programming the highlights the history and culture of the global Black community. Many of its programs have won awards and are critically acclaimed.

“I’m really excited to put my executive hat on and give opportunities to amazing talented people of color,” Howery says in an official press release of the new gig. “I feel like being Head of Comedy at kweliTV puts me in a position to give a home to some of the thriving Black comedic talent around the world. DeShuna has done an amazing job with kweliTV so far and I’m excited to joins forces with her to enhance what’s already at this important and great streaming service.” 

“We’re delighted that Lil Rel will be bringing his comedic and business talents to kweliTV. This has been a tumultuous year for the nation – particularly for the Black community. Comedy is a form of healing, and we need laughter now more than ever,” Spencer says of of Howery’s new role. “This collaboration will not only be a game changer for kweliTV but also for up ands coming black creatives across the globe.”

kweliTV is available to stream via the kweliTV website, DistroTV, Comcast Xfinity, Roku, Amazon Fire, Android TV, AppleTV, iOS, GooglePlay for Android and Chromecast.


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