Lil Rel Howery plays Bobby Carmichael on NBC’s The Carmichael Show, which was recently renewed for its second season. His stand up special Kevin Hart Present’s Lil Rel Howery RELevent” aired earlier this month on Comedy Central. Rel spoke exclusively with AllHipHop about working on The Carmichael Show, the failed In Living Color reboot, which rapper should make a sitcom based on their lives and much more.
Back in Spring 2012, FOX was reportedly working on a reboot for In Living Color involving new comedians working with the series’ legendary cast. However, nine months later, Keenen Ivory Wayans, the show’s creator, said the planned reboot was no longer coming out. Wayans stated the original cast members, which include Jim Carrey, Jamie Foxx and others, were “all aboard if I wanted them to do something on the show.” But according to Wayans “the level of talent required doesn’t exist.” Lil Rel was one of the comedians involved and according to him it wasn’t the new talent that was the problem, it was the veterans:
“Originally, the new people Keenen picked and the old cast would do sketches together. So imagine reading scripts of Homie the Clown and literally, the first day of taping that’s when all the vets decided not to do it. For whatever reason, I’ll never know. It was one of the funnest time I ever had. Working with Keenan Ivory Wayans was a dream come true.”
Rel’s been in the comedy game long enough to spot talent when he sees it. According to Rel, 50 Cent would be the perfect rapper to star in his own sitcom:
“He should do a sketch show where he can do Floyd Maywewather. Or do a show spoofing himself like Larry David did. Know what I mean? I thought about that one day. Do you know how funny that would be? 50 Cent doing a Curb [Your Enthusiasm]-type show?”
You can catch Lil Rel Howery every Wednesday on NBC’s The Carmichael Show at 9:30 P.M EST.
Check below to see Rel breakdown what Meek Mill did wrong in his battle with Drake, how Snoop Dogg’s Doggystyle album got him in trouble as a kid and much more below: