Carmichael in May 2013
June 22, 1987|
Winston-Salem, North Carolina, U.S
|Residence||Los Angeles, California, U.S|
|Occupation||Stand-up comedian, Actor, Writer|
|Medium||Stand-up comedy, television, film, acting, writing, producing|
|Genres||Observational comedy, satire|
|Subject(s)||Pop culture, race relations|
Jerrod Carmichael (// jə-ROD; born June 22, 1987) is an American stand-up comedian, actor, and writer. Carmichael created and starred in the semi-biographical NBC sitcom The Carmichael Show.
Carmichael was born and raised in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, the son of Cynthia, a secretary, and Joe Carmichael, a truck driver. He has an older brother, Joe Carmichael Jr. He was raised in the Morningside neighborhood. Carmichael grew up poor, which is a frequent topic in his stand-up comedy. In fifth grade, he hosted a morning news show on his elementary school's local access channel. He graduated from Robert B. Glenn High School in 2005.
At the age of 20, Carmichael moved to Los Angeles to pursue his dream of being a stand-up comic, before he had ever tried stand-up. His first time doing stand-up was an open-mic night at The Comedy Store in West Hollywood. Working his way up through the clubs, Carmichael appeared in the "New Faces" showcase at the 2011 Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal. Carmichael's breakout role was in the 2014 film Neighbors. He was also on the TV show The Goodwin Games.
He has released two stand-up HBO comedy specials. The first, Jerrod Carmichael: Love at the Store, was released in 2014. It was directed by Spike Lee and filmed at The Comedy Store, where Carmichael had first performed stand-up. The second, Jerrod Carmichael: 8, was released on March 11, 2017. It was filmed in the New York Masonic Hall's Grand Lodge Room and directed by comedian Bo Burnham.
His eponymous NBC sitcom, on which he stars and is a producer, has been well-received and is notable for its 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.
|2016||Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising||Garf|
|2017||The Disaster Artist||Actor Friend|
|Transformers: The Last Knight||Jimmy|
|2013||The Goodwin Games||Elijah||3 episodes|
|2013||Comedy Bang! Bang!||Pranked Guy||Episode: "Zoe Saldana Wears a Tan Blouse & Glasses"|
|2013||Axe Cop||Guy (voice)||Episode: "Babysitting Uni-Baby"|
|2014||Jerrod Carmichael: Love at the Store||Himself||Stand-up special|
|2014–2015||Lucas Bros Moving Co.||Jerrod (voice)||14 episodes|
|2015–2017||The Carmichael Show||Jerrod Carmichael||32 episodes; also creator, writer and executive producer|
|2017||Jerrod Carmichael: 8||Himself||Stand-up special|
|2018||Drew Michael||Executive Producer|
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