All Jokes Aside: Comedienne Luenell Takes It All Off For Penthouse
We know there’s nothing demure or shy when it comes to comedienne Luenell Campbell. The comedienne and actress has starred in movies like Think Like A Man and hit television shows such as The Middle and It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia. Her stand-up appearances include Snoop Dogg’s Bad Girls of Comedy and Stand-Up in Stilettos on the SHOWTIME network.
The outspoken comic recently used her bold personality and upfront nature for good to highlight body shaming and bullying in an expose’ entitled, “HEY, LUENELL” in a recent edition of Penthouse magazine. She recently addressed her decision to pose nude for the publication:
“It was the opportunity of a lifetime because Penthouse wanted to do much more than just go skin deep.”
“Looking closer at social media, Hollywood stereotypes, body shaming, and the current political landscape, posing for Penthouse empowered me to be real with y’all in a way that was previously unavailable to me.”
“These things affect us all, and this is a more honest look than anything you’ll see in the mainstream. Naked truth can be as sexy as a naked body.”
“I want to make history with this shoot. It’s already made history for me. I had cold feet, but they warmed up very quickly when I walked on set. I just said, ‘Eff it!’ People can go f*** themselves if they feel any type of way about what I’m doing.”
VH1 recently featured the comedienne and the hard work that goes into her life and career in a post entitled, “A Day In The Life of Luenell Ain’t No Joke”. In the piece she drops some insight about show business stating that Hollywood is a bit of an “all boys club” and that women have to “prove themselves ten times more”. She also makes it clear that she’s not in competition with fellow comediennes in the industry such as Loni Love and Mo’Nique:
“I’m not in competition with the girls that I work with. We’re friends, we’re cool, and we pull for each other. There are so few of us that get put on, so I’m happy to see one of us go.”
Her advice for up and coming comics?
“You better grow some very very very very thick alligator skin. Because this job is not for the weak. It ain’t no joke. It’s not glamorous at all until way later. It’s a grind, and when it’s bad it’s really bad. But when it’s great it’s wonderful. If it’s in your soul and in your heart than you should do it. Don’t do it because everyone thinks you’re funny at the BBQ. The only reason to really do comedy is that you would die if you don’t.”
Luenell will star in the upcoming basketball comedy All-Star Weekend alongside Jeremy Piven and Kevin Hart as well as the comedy series Ableism. Her feature in Penthouse is currently available on news stands, but she shared a few sneak peeks on her Instagram. You can peep Luenell getting her entire life below:
Hot-LANTA!!!! W/a belly full of Pappadeauxs….I am off to do radio and Then, I will b preparing fa ya'll's asses😜 ATLANTA COMEDY THEATRE on Jimmy Carter Way, come Thru! 2 shows tonight, 2 shows Tomorrow night & 1 on Sunday w/a Q & A following. Meet me at my merchandise table afterwards, make a purchase & lets take a pic. And Yessssss, I have #PENTHOUSEs on deck!😁🙌🏾👙👠👑
Was SAVING This one but it's n the official Press Release may as well let cha c tha Money shot! Run out next Tuesday and get ur copy of the April Fool's edition of @PENTHOUSE Magazine! Big Ups go out to the whole entire staff over there for being daring, innovative and not afraid to showcase a beautiful Black, over 50, plus sized woman! It's not over ladies, not even close. Embrace your inner centerfold and live your life like its golden! Thank you @pashur_bodyart for the incredible three hour job you did on my backside! It was Cold but it was worth it! #keepyaheadup #blackgirlmagic #igbettanottakethisdown #proud #teamthickems #sexymilf #noshamezone🚫 #loveyourselffirst #breaktheinternet
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