Comedian Joyelle Nicole Johnson addresses relationship drama, the pandemic, race and therapy in her new stand-up special Love Joy for Peacock.
The streamer made the announcement, saying the original special drops on Friday, Nov. 5.
Love Joy is written and performed by Johnson. Executive producers include Todd Lubin, Jay Peterson, Jimmy Fallon, Jim Juvonen, Joyelle Nicole Johnson, Lauren Mandel, and Tovah Silbermann.
“I’m overjoyed that Peacock and Jimmy Fallon took a chance on this little Black girl from Jersey,” Johnson said in a statement. “Love Joy is a dream written on a vision board 15 years in the making. And now that it’s coming out I get to buy a house AND be justified wearing sunglasses indoors at night.”
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The special was shot on her 40th birthday at The Bell House in Brooklyn, New York. It’s produced by Electric Hot Dog and Boat Rocker’s Matador Content.
Johnson made her network TV debut on NBC’s Late Night with Seth Meyers and recently performed on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Her debut comedy album “Yell Joy!” was released on Juneteenth 2021.
Love Joy begins streaming Friday, Nov. 5 on Peacock. Watch the trailer below.