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Singles can laugh Valentine’s Day during ‘The Living Single Virtual Comedy Show’

Comedienne LaToya Tennille and Happy & Single Founder Jae Henderson have teamed up to present “The Living Single Virtual Comedy Show” on Valentine’s Day at 6 p.m.

Tenille, along with fellow comedian MoufPiece, will discuss the hilarious highs and lows of being single and dating in the 21st century. There will also be a special surprise host.

In 2020, Tennille decided to open the Comedy Junt as a place to host all her events while giving up-and-coming and established comics a place to perform. She is the first woman to own a comedy club in Memphis and the “The Living Single Virtual Comedy Show” will be filmed live from there.

“We’re inviting singles all over the world to join us online for a night of laughs and fun,” said Tenille, who has been doing comedy for 10 years.

“I know Valentine’s Day can be hard for some, but we’ll be here to lift their spirits. I’m looking forward to it because I know everyone who watches is in for a treat.

Tennille is the founder of The Urban Laughs Comedy Festival, the Memphis Improv Comedy Troupe and the Young Funny Comedy Camp for youth. She has also been featured on Kevin Hart’s Comedy Central television show “Hart of the City” and is the winner of the 2017 Best Female Comedian Artsy Award.

Jae Henderson (Courtesy photo)

Henderson, a publicist and book author, created the singles group Happy & Single to give those who aren’t married a safe space to discuss what they are experiencing without judgment, to gain support and a lot of laughs.

“We call ourselves happy people who happen to be single. We’re primarily located on Facebook but before the pandemic hit we would get together for game night and meet at restaurants,” Henderson said.

Happy & Single counts 800-plus members and Henderson said they all have two things in common:

“We’re not married. … We love to laugh and have a good time,” she said. “I recently launched another group called Happy & Single Worldwide for people who live outside of the Memphis area.

“Partnering with LaToya Tennille on a virtual comedy show made perfect sense. It will give those of us with no plans for Valentine’s Day something to do; and who doesn’t like to laugh?”

Tickets are only $10. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.thecomedyjunt.com.

(Those living in the Memphis area can join Happy & Single at https://bit.ly/3rCU6WW. Those living in other areas are encouraged to join Happy & Single Worldwide, https://bit.ly/3jymvul.)

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