Respected stand-up and funnyman Sinbad has landed a role on Rel, a new Fox comedy created by Rel “Lil Rel” Howery executive produced by Jerrod Carmichael and Mike Scully.
Deadline reports the A Different World alum will play Rel’s father, whose commitment to his community has overshadowed his relationships with his children.
Comedian Jessica “Jess Hilarious” Moore, best known for her viral internet clips and appearances on MTV’s Wild ‘N Out, has also landed a role on the highly anticipated comedy, playing Rel’s supportive and driven friend, Tiff, according to Deadline.
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Moore replace Angel Laketa Moore, who was originally cast for the part. The decision was made after the pilot’s table read.
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Born and raised in Compton, California, Jessica Bennett began her career as an intern at The Oakland Post, and later, The Source Magazine. She went on to write for respected hip hop publications such as DJ Booth and Hip Hop DX before becoming the Urban Editor of pop culture website, Wetpaint.com. She joined Ebony as the Entertainment Editor August 2017. Bennett has interviewed such names as Vanessa Williams, Spike Lee, Tyra Banks, Forest Whitaker, Magic & Cookie Johnson and several others.