It has been known for a while that FOX will be bringing back the ’90s hit show In Living Color, but there has been no word on who will be trying to fill the shoes of Jim Carrey, Jamie Foxx and many other talented comics the show helped discover. Now, the wait is over…FOX and Kennen Ivory Wayans, host and executive producer, have announced the new cast.
The new cast, set to tape two half-hour shows that will air this spring (May is the rumor date), has a wide-range of experience and credits on their resumes. They are: Josh Duvendeck, Kali Hawk, Jennifer Bartels, Milton “Lil Rel” Howery and Jermaine Fowler.
Duvendeck comes from Santa Babara and has performed stand-up and in improv groups in L.A. He has been seen on NBC’s Parks and Recreation playing Ben, the boyfriend of April. Hawk has appeared in several TV shows (including New Girl on FOX where she plays Shelby) and movies (including Bridesmaids). Bartels hails from Raleigh, N.C., and studied at the Upright Citizens Brigade in New York City. She has appeared in several commercials. Lil Rel hails from Chicago’s West Side and is a stand-up comedian, including performances on NBC’s Last Comic Standing, the Chicago Just For Laughs Festival and Diddy’s Bad Boys of Comedy. Fowler hails from Washington, D.C. and has been performing stand-up in NYC since age 20 and also produces his own webseries. He has also starred in some sketch videos for CollegeHumor.Com.
FOX will air the new episodes in late spring and will also have a special airing on April 22 as they celebrate the 25th anniversary of In Living Color’s original cast.
Check out Carrey as a karate instructor on In Living Color here, courtesy YouTube:
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