Lil Rel, a comedian, actor, and writer, is a native of the West side of Chicago. Martin Lawrence was a prominent source of inspiration to him as he faithfully watched him on Def Comedy Jam. He has obtained an array of experience as a comedian from film to television, theatre, and radio. His influences include his mom, Richard Pryor, Eddie Murphy, JB Smoove, Tony Roberts, Deray, and Kanye West. You may have seen him most recently on Season 7 of NBC's Last Comic Standing!