Comedian Amanda Seales (HBO’s “Insecure”) will debut her first hour-long comedy special on HBO early next year, it was announced today by Nina Rosenstein, executive vice president, HBO Programming. Taping Sunday, Nov. 25 at the Edison Ballroom in New York, AMANDA SEALES: I BE KNOWIN’ will be directed by Stan Lathan and produced by Jesse Collins Entertainment.
“Being a stand-up comic is an honor I don’t take lightly, because I consider humor to be a superpower that allows us to bear the weight of issues and concepts that otherwise seem so much bigger than us,” says Seales. “‘I BE KNOWIN’ is 37 years of finding the funny, culminating in an hour, and my HBO family being the place where I get to share it, makes this, my first special, even that much more special.”
A series regular as Tiffany on “Insecure,” Amanda Seales is currently touring with “Smart Funny & Black,” the live comedic competition show she created. A former MTV VJ with a master’s in African-American studies from Columbia University, she has guest-starred on “Black-ish,” written, produced and starred in two seasons of her scripted web comedy series, “Get Your Life,” and hosts her weekly podcast, “Small Doses.”
AMANDA SEALES: I BE KNOWIN’ will be produced for HBO by Jesse Collins Entertainment; executive producers, Jesse Collins, Amanda Seales; directed by Stan Lathan; written by Amanda Seales.