Comedy has had more impact on people than most people give credit for. It’s not a secret that humor and laughter help people get through tough seasons. And that’s why DMV comedian Brutha Luv has put all his effort into becoming the comedian he is today.
Kurtland Elliott II, also known by his stage name Brutha Luv, is a comedian, actor, and online influencer based out of Gaithersburg, Maryland. He gained entertainment notoriety through his social media content, more particularly on Instagram and TikTok, where he likes to publish funny skits for roughly around 13,000 fans across the two channels. For most of his life, Brutha Luv has been in the business of making people laugh. But it wasn’t until two years ago that he started doing comedy skits and acts professionally.
Since he was young, Kurtland has always had a natural knack for making people laugh. “I could make my friends and family laugh,” shares Brutha Luv. “I knew I had something special, so I put my heart and soul into it.” For most of his childhood, Elliott picked up many of his initial puns, jokes, and witty comments from watching “Kings of Comedy.” His favorite comedian was Bernie Mac, and he learned everything he could from his acts and other entertainers.
Soon enough, he could make anyone laugh, including people from older generations. Even his grand relatives could relate to his jokes, which isn’t typical for comedy, which is mainly contextual to the audience. Over the years, Kurtland would continue telling jokes for the sheer love of making people happy. Then his friends would start pushing him towards doing professional comedy. Finally, he gave it a shot and was surprised by the outcome.
Today, Brutha Luv has created a relatively successful career in his comedy acts. He has appeared on many shows and publications, including Shaderoom, Worldstar, DMV daily, On This Date In Hip Hop, DMV Hoodz and Newz, and DMV nation. He has become synonymous with great comedy among circles and entertainment groups in the Washington DC, Maryland, and Virginia areas.
After many of his online skits went viral, he has also started getting national and even global attention. Some people who have reshared his social media videos include Brandy, Actor Kel Mitchell, Artist Ceelo Green, NFL’s Clinton Portis and many others. But of course, his content hasn’t been without its fair share of naysayers. Despite the opposition, Brutha Luv continues to “show some luv” to his audience, focusing on those that get value from his comedic performances and allowing those who don’t to carry on without remorse.
“In life, you always gonna deal with criticism; I always like to hear criticism from people who have to say if it’s positive or negative,” shares Elliott. “My advice would be to focus on the positive. Let them deal with that because you can hold your head high cause you’re doing the thang.” Brutha Luv is dedicated, however, to improving his acts even more. Today, he’s currently studying acting in the John Casablancas Acting School, where entertainers like BJ Britt and Lakeith Stanfield trained as well.