Jerrod Carmichael is a stand-up comedian, actor and writer. Carmichael is best known for creating and playing the lead role in the NBC television series The Carmichael Show. In 2014, he also released a stand-up HBO comedy special called “Jerrod Carmichael: Love at the Store” filmed by Spike Lee that he shot at the The Comedy Store in West Hollywood.
- 1 Early life
- 2 Career
- 3 Filmography
- 4 References
- 5 External links
Carmichael was born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, to Joe Carmichael, a truck driver, and Cynthia Carmichael, a secretary. He has an older brother Joe Carmichael, Jr. He grew up in the Morningside Manor neighborhood and graduated from Robert B. Glenn High School in 2005. He moved to Los Angeles in 2008 to pursue a career in stand-up comedy.
From when he moved to Los Angeles at the age of 20, Carmichael worked as a stand-up comic. Working his way up through the clubs, in 2011 Carmichael appeared in the “New Faces” showcase at the Montreal Just for Laughs Festival.
Carmichael’s breakout role was in the 2014 film, Neighbors. He was also on the TV show, Goodwin Games.
His eponymous NBC sitcom, which he writes, produces, and stars in, has been well received and is notable for its topical, envelope-pushing approach to topical subjects like Black Lives Matter, LGBT issues, gun rights, politics, and the reality of being African American in the United States. The show is semi-autobiographical.
|2013||The Goodwin Games||Elijah||3 episodes|
|2013||Comedy Bang! Bang!||Pranked Guy||Episode: “Zoe Saldana Wears a Tan Blouse & Glasses”|
|2014–2015||Lucas Bros Moving Co.||Jerrod (voice)||14 episodes|
|2015–present||The Carmichael Show||Jerrod Carmichael||6 episodes; also creator, writer and executive producer|
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