Los Angeles, CA – ALLBLK, the popular streaming service for Black TV and film from AMC Networks, is partnering with sister brand, RLJE Films, to present the VOD release of Lil Duval’s Living My Best Life. Building off of his wildly successful 2018 single, “Smile (Living My Best Life),” the Jacksonville, Florida native employs his special brand of humor as he takes an intimate and hilarious look at life, sex, relationships, and the world in his first stand-up special. Filmed before a star-studded, live audience in Atlanta, Georgia – the hourlong special also features appearances from actress Bresha Webb (NBC’s Marlon), comedians Gary “G Thang” Johnson and Navaris “Navv” Greene, and social media star Pretty Vee. Lil Duval’s Living My Best Life premieres on VOD outlets Tuesday, May 4th, 2021.
Born Roland Powell in the Florida county that inspired his stage name, Lil Duval has starred and appeared in several films and TV shows including Meet the Blacks, Grow House, The Trap, BET’s Tales, MTV’s Guy Code, and VH1’s Hip Hop Squares. The multihyphenate has also seen great success in the music industry. Aside from “Smile” – the cultural phenomenon for which the music video has received over 47 million views to date – Duval’s music catalog also includes hit singles “Pull Up,” “Black Men Don’t Cheat,” “Nasty,” and “Don’t Worry Be Happy.”
“Lil Duval is the comedian of the people – as demonstrated by his high engagement on social media platforms” says Brett Dismuke, General Manager of ALLBLK & WEtv. “With his first standup special, Duval delivers hysterical moments that will have even the toughest comedy critics cracking a smile. For fans who may have missed out on the live show experience, we’re excited to bring Living My Best Life to TV screens for everyone to enjoy.”
Russell Johnson, Co-Founder of Comedy Collaborate Productions and Purpose Music Group added, “Lil Duval is a versatile talent, gifted with the ability to communicate with his multi-generational audience through comedy and music. Fans who have attended his live shows have experienced his philosophy of living up to your potential and enjoying every moment of life. The Living My Best Life stand-up special captures the essence of the Duval live show experience, blending his hilarious personal anecdotes with his chart-topping music.”
Lil Duval’s Living My Best Life is written by Lil Duval and directed by Chet Brewster. Eric Tomosunas, Russell L. Johnson, Kevin Harewood, Alan Grunblatt and Clay Evans serve as executive producers. The special is produced by Comedy Collaborate Productions in association with Swirl Films, Purpose Music Group and eOne Music.
ALLBLK is an invitation to a world of streaming entertainment that is inclusively, but unapologetically – Black. Featuring a diverse lineup of content that spans across genres and generations, the ALLBLK library includes exclusive original series such as Craig Ross Jr.’s Monogamy, A House Divided, and Double Cross; must-see independent films, nostalgic Black cinema, popular network TV, lively stage plays, and so much more. ALLBLK is available everywhere streaming services are found – iOS, Android, Amazon Prime Video Channels, Apple TV and Apple TV Channels, Roku and Roku Channels, Amazon Fire TV, YouTube TV, Cox, DISH, Sling TV, Charter and more. At www.ALLBLK.tv, ALLBLK offers a free 7-day trial and thereafter is just $4.99/month or $49.99/year. Keep up with ALLBLK on Facebook at Facebook.com/WatchALLBLK and Twitter/Instagram @WatchALLBLK.
About RLJE Films
RLJE Films’ recent features include the critically acclaimed horror film The Dark and The Wicked from Director Bryan Bertino; Adam Egypt Mortimer’s Archenemy starring Joe Manganiello; and the instant cult-classic horror/comedy Psycho Goreman. Upcoming releases include the SXSW world premiere film, Jakob’s Wife, from director Travis Stevens and starring Barbara Crampton and Larry Fessenden; and David Oyelowo’s directorial debut, The Water Man, starring Oyelowo, Rosario Dawson, Lonnie Chavis and Alfred Molina. us.rljentertainment.com.
About Comedy Collaborate
Comedy Collaborate is a joint venture between Swirl Films and Purpose Music Group, distributed by eOne Music. The company is tasked with producing and presenting the best in urban comedy.