Jessica “Jess Hilarious” Moore has been cast as the female lead of the Fox comedy pilot, “Rel,” which is executive produced by Jerrod Carmichael and Mike Scully.
The actress and comedian is replacing Angel Laketa Moore, who was relieved of her duties after the first table read. Sorry, sis.
Written/executive produced by Josh Rabinowitz & Kevin Barnett and Howery, and inspired by Howery’s real life, Rel, from 20th Century Fox TV, centers on Lil Rel (Howery), a prideful, self-made success who lives by the code to “always believe in yourself and great things will come.”
Rel finds that attitude put to the test when he learns his wife is having an affair with his own barber. He tries to rebuild his life post-divorce as a long-distance single father on the West Side of Chicago who’s on a quest for love, respect and a new barber.
Jess Hilarious will star as Lil Rel Howery’s supportive, kind and driven best friend, Tiffany. (Which I’m sure is based on his real-life BFF, Tiffany Haddish.)
Congrats to Jess! She’s a prime example of when the grind pays off.