Lil Rel is still out here!
HBO has been on a bit of a spree in announcing their upcoming stand-up specials. The network announced that their next stand-up comedy special will be for none other than ‘Lil Rel Howery. The comedian’s FOX sitcom Rel might’ve come to an end this past Spring but the comedian is still super busy as he preps his next special.
Lil Rel Howery is a comedian, actor, writer, and producer. You might have seen him in the biggest Netflix movie in history, BIRD BOX. His breakout role as TSA agent Rod Williams in the Oscar-winning GET OUT ushered Howery into superstar status. Winner of the Best Comedic Performance in a movie at the MTV Movie & Television Awards, nominated for an IMAGE Award for Best Supporting Actor, Howery is experiencing success at a rate bestowed upon few in Hollywood’s history.
Lil Rel stays working!
Howery executive produced and starred in his own Fox sitcom, REL. He also starred opposite Sandra Bullock and Trevante Rhodes in “Bird Box”, which smashed Netflix viewership records when it premiered in December. His latest film, “Brittany Runs a Marathon,” won the audience award at Sundance and was quickly acquired by Amazon for wide release this summer.
In 2018, Howery played the lead role in the film Uncle Drew, and guest-starred alongside Issa Rae in HBO’s “Insecure”.
Lil Rel: Comic Extraordinaire!
Lil Rel starred in the critically-acclaimed NBC comedy series “The Carmichael Show” as Jerrod Carmichael’s brother Bobby. Rel also was an executive producer, writer and star of the “gleefully absurd” (Chicago Sun Times) weekly sketch comedy show “Friends of the People” on TruTV. Rel’s first hour stand-up special, “Relevent,” premiered in 2015 on Comedy Central. The hour was executive produced by Kevin Hart and was named one of “The 10 Best Stand-Up Specials of 2015” by Vulture.com.
Howery will tape the special in Los Angeles July 14th & 15th. The show will be executive produced by Rel, Jerrod Carmichael, Bo Burnham and others, with comedian Jerrod Carmichael serving as director.
Up next, you can see Lil Rel starring opposite Ryan Reynolds in “Free Guy,” and starring opposite Issa Rae in “The Photograph.”