The best act in Las Vegas this week had to be the presentation put on by the five hosts of the new TV show, The Real. To read a story I wrote about co-host Loni Love, click here. Young, ethnic, urban, and sassy, these ladies rocked the room. Instead of the usual song and dance […]
The best act in Las Vegas this week had to be the presentation put on by the five hosts of the new TV show, The Real. To read a story I wrote about co-host Loni Love, click here.
Young, ethnic, urban, and sassy, these ladies rocked the room. Instead of the usual song and dance about what this new show is about, Warner Bros just trotted out these five ladies to a small stage and let them be them. It was fresh, funny, and they kept the filled room in stitches with no script. All they did was be themselves. When you’ve been to as many of these kinds of studio events as I have, you can kind of handicap how you think the show will do. And if today is any kind of representation of what the show is going to like, get ready for a hit. I’m not in their demo. I’m not ethnic, a woman or young, but I’ll be watching.
Loni Love guided the reins as much as is possible with these free-flowing characters. Love joked that with all the different nationalities the other four women represented, she was the plus-size rep.
“Hey honey,” Love joked, “the average size women is an 18, I saw it on Google.”
In addition to Love, the other hosts of The Real are Tamar Braxton, Adrienne Bailon, Jeannie Mai and Tamera Mowry-Housley.
The group interacted with the marketers in the room as if we were a studio audience. At one point, a young lady’s cell phone went off, and Love jumped up and answered it as the crowd laughed.
These ladies aren’t afraid to reveal themselves. One admitted she was a virgin until she was 29. That started a hilarious sequence of repartee back and forth. When it came time for questions from the crowd, one guy asked if he could give Love a kiss. She brought him up but the other hosts wouldn’t let him kiss her until he forked over some money.
I had such a good time that I didn’t bother to ask questions about how many markets, what time, clearance or anything else. I think you’ll be hearing a lot more about The Real. This show is fresh, honey.