5. Lil Rel @LilRel4
Current Fame: In Living Color reboot (FOX)
Style: Chicago storytelling
What the hell happened to the In Living Color reboot?
One of the greatest experiences of my life was working with Keenen Ivory Wayans. Honestly, it opened a bunch of doors for me, but at the end of the day you have to ask Keenen.
You knew comedy was your calling when…
In high school––my senior year. I did a play in high school and it was really rocking. After the last show I sat in the auditorium by myself and asked God to guide me to do what I love which was making people laugh. True story. God is faithful and keeps his word!
If you weren’t a comedian, which occupation would you have?
I would be a teacher. Come on, I wear glasses, that's the only job for me [Laughs].
I'm on the new Shaq’s Comedy All Stars, which airs Saturday Feb. 1st on Showtime, I just shot a pilot with Tru TV––it’s a sketch show; I'm currently touring and I'm on a lot of TV this year. It’s my time!