Stand-up comedy is Lil Rel Howery’s ministry

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Lil Rel Howery and Justin Kaufmann

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Chicago-born comedian Lil Rel Howery joins Justin at The Big Table to talk about his career, growing up on the West Side, how he became interested in comedy, remembering his first time on a stage at Crane High School, bombing during his first attempt at stand-up, the impressive Chicago comedy scene when he was starting out, what it means to be a Chicago comedian, the moment he decided to leave Chicago for Hollywood, the process of putting a comedy set together, testing new material on Chicago audiences, the importance of developing relationships, how comedy is his ministry and starring on the NBC hit sitcom, “The Carmichael Show.”

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