Hype Chat: Jess Hilarious On ‘Rel,’ Going From IG To TV, and Beauty Must-Haves

Jess Hilarous
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Comedian Jess Hilarious Moore has been making us laugh ever since she took social media storm with her funny AF “Jess With The Mess” Instagram skits. After amassing more than four million followers, she’s made several appearances on VH1 and BET where she took home the Clapback Award at BET’s first-ever Social Media Awards.

She’s now starring on Fox’s new comedy show Rel, alongside Lil Rel Howery, Sinbad and Jordan L. Jones. Her star is still on the rise.

The Baltimore native also knows how to keep her beauty beats and hair on point. She stays in slay mode, rocking a short, sassy cut one day and luscious locks the next. We caught up with the beauty to talk hair.


Hype Hair: You are, pun intended, hilarious! What inspired you to get started?
Jess Hilarious: I started making videos on Instagram for fun and laughs, and people started to relate! Which made me keep going — and from there, I grew a huge fan base; and, honestly, that inspired me to keep the people laughing. With all the stuff going on in the world, I can help them have a good moment in their day somehow.

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HH: Congratulations on your show, Rel. How’d you land the part?
JH: Thanks! It’s such a blessing. I went to an audition, and they loved my rawness. I don’t come from an acting background, but I knew I had it in me.

Jess Hillarous
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HH: What do you love the most about the character you play?
JH: My character is Brittany, who is Rel’s best friend. What I love most about her is that she is a very honest and open person— and I can surely relate to that.

HH: Can you share a few memorable behind-the-scenes moments?
JH: The most memorable moment for me was when I realized that I was actually filming for a show that millions of people would watch. Being on the set just brings me back to reality with where I got myself.

HH: How did you prepare for your role?
JH: I honestly just took what I use for my comedy and focused on my words and made sure that my performance matched the emotion for the scene.

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