February 8, 2017


Future Black History Month: GloZell's Continuously Honest Humor

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Fuse is once again celebrating an extended Black History Month by highlighting a variety of rising forces who are creating Future Black History before our very eyes. One of Andy Warhol's most famous words were, "In the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes," but GloZell is living proof for how to extend those 15 minutes for an infinite amount of time.

The Orlando-born comedian created her YouTube channel in 2008 to share comedic takes on her life, video interviews and song parodies, and today boasts 4.5 million subscribers. She did so by creating a humor and sense of self completely her own and unapologetically black that has seen her take her stand-up act to venues around the country (including The Comedy Store, the Laugh Factory and the Apollo), evolving to major television opportunities (including co-starring in Fuse's Uproarious, and spots on 20/20 and ABC News).

But it's not just fun and games for our girl. In January 2015, GloZell was chosen to interview President Barack Obama in a YouTube livestream hosted at The White House where she asked him important questions about racial profiling, police-involved shootings, cybersecurity, Cuba and more. Moments like these prove how our social stars can be the refreshing voices we need in media and sometimes accomplish what a typical press conference or interview cannot.

The 44-year-old looks set to continue giving her audience an honest, real (and wholly entertaining) take on life. Most recently, this was perhaps best seen while documenting her and her husband's fertility troubles before having their daughter via surrogate this past August, and read in her autobiography Is You Okay? that details a tough childhood. Of course, though, she'll be serving her inside look with her signature, neon-green lipstick and we wouldn't have it any other way.

We're celebrating Future Black History all month long! Tune in to Fuse and come back to Fuse.tv every day for profiles, videos and more. Find Fuse in your area with our Channel Finder. Watch GloZell on Uproarious below: