This August Lil Rel will be receiving a special award in Brooklyn, NYC. For the first ever LOL Comedy Honors hosted by Bill Bellamy, and Kim Coles; Rel will be headed home with the Bernie Mac Comedy King of the Year Award. The Chicago native recently caught up with host Jim Dancy of The Ignant Agenda Podcast to discuss the honor which he then went on to credit Bernie Mac for a lot of his inspiration. Bernie Mac who also came out of Chicago, showed many comedians what they can do in Hollywood despite having humble beginnings. Check out Rel’s thoughts on Mac’s career.
“The way I went into Get Out was with a Bernie Mac mentality …. I may not have the biggest role but you’re going to remember me when you’re done.”
Here’s our talk with Rel about being in Jay Z’s Moonlight video