Insecure fans: rejoice! Amanda Seales makes her HBO stand-up debut on January 26 with her hourlong special I Be Knowin’. Seales showcases her high-energy, sharp wit, and cultural commentary in a trailer released by HBO this week.
Seales is a series regular on HBO’s Insecure, a show about navigating life in Los Angeles. She also hosts a weekly self-help podcast titled Small Doses and created a traveling game show called Smart, Funny & Black. The latter celebrates the historical and cultural contributions of Black Americans.
The new special taped in November at the historic Edison Ballroom in New York City. I Be Knowin’ is directed by stand-up special veteran Stan Lathan, the director of multiple Dave Chappelle specials. HBO seems to want only the best for their new comedy star.
HBO has not kept pace with the number of stand-up special releases from other major content providers. HBO was an early leader in bringing stand-up comedy to people’s homes for decades. Hopefully, I Be Knowin’ will lead a resurgence of comedy to the premium cable network.
I Be Knowin’ drops on HBO on January 26 at 10:00 p.m. ET.