Comedian, actor, writer, and producer Lil Rel Howery is a star on the rise. With a role in the cast of an NBC Primetime series, a cult hit comedy sketch show airing its second season, and his first hour standup special about to premiere, Rel is poised to have a huge year.
This Summer, Lil Rel can be seen on the much-buzzed about weekly primetime comedy series The Carmichael Show, which premieres on NBC on Wednesday, August 26th at 9:00PM ET/PT. Rel will appear alongside fellow cast members Loretta Devine and David Alan Grier as star Jerrod Carmichael’s brother “Bobby.” Also this Summer, Rel can be seen in Season 2 of the “gleefully absurd” (Chicago Sun Times) weekly sketch comedy show Friends of the People airing on TruTV on Thursdays at 10:30PM PT/ET. Rel stars in, writes, and Executive Produces the series.
On Saturday, September 5th, 2015, Rel’s first hour standup special RELevant, Executive Produced by superstar comedian and actor Kevin Hart, will premiere on Comedy Central. The special showcases Rel’s captivating story-telling style and his uncanny ability to transport audiences into his hilarious world of loveable, outrageous characters. Rel’s first standup special, an installment of Comedy Central’s “The Half Hours,” premiered on the network on June 7, 2013.
In addition to his comedy series and specials, Rel was a semi-finalist on NBC’s Last Comic Standing followed by show-stopping performances on Comedy Central’s Comedy Underground with Dave Attell, BET's Comic View, HBO's Diddy's Bad Boys of Comedy, Showtime’s Shaquille O’Neal Presents: All Star Comedy Jam, Comedy Central's Russell Simmons Presents Stand-Up at The El Rey, and The Arsenio Hall Show. He has appeared on Nickelodeon’s NickMom Night Out and E!’s Chelsea Lately, and he has lent his voice to the popular FXX animated series The Lucas Bros Moving Co. Rel was listed as one of Variety’s 10 Comics To Watch at the 2012 Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal. He performs standup to sold out crowds across the country.