He is an American stand-up comedian, actor, and filmmaker named Rothaniel Jerrod Carmichael (born April 6, 1987).
Three stand-up comedy specials have been released on HBO: Love at the Store (2014), 8 (2017), and Rothaniel (2022). The Carmichael Show (2015–2017) was likewise co-created, co-written, produced, and starred in by him.
He was born on April 6, 1987, at the Winston-Salem Medical Center in North Carolina. Joe, his older brother, is the surname of their father. Carmichael’s childhood poverty informs much of his stand-up comedy.
He hosted morning news broadcast on his primary school’s local access channel in fifth grade. When he was 17, he graduated from Kernersville’s Robert B. Glenn High School in 2005. George Carlin, Bill Cosby, Richard Pryor, and Sinbad were among his early influences in comedy.
Carmichael is a resident of the Big Apple. He came out as gay in his comedy special Rothaniel (2019) after discussing his relationships with both men and women in his documentary series Home Videos (2019). (2022).
In His New Comedy Show, Jerrod Carmichael Comes out As Gay.
In his new HBO special, “Rothaniel,” the critically renowned comedian comes out as gay, a few years after he initially mentioned relationships with guys in a previous HBO film. In fact, CNN is owned by the same parent company, WarnerMedia, as CNN.
After his father’s infidelity was revealed to the rest of the family, Carmichael confessed to fellow comic Bo Burnham that he’d been “feeling like a liar.” Afraid that disclosing his true identity would alter people’s impressions of him, he labelled it a “secret” and kept it hidden from those around him including his family, close friends, coworkers, and fans.
After all, he remarked in the programme that airs on Friday night, “I believed I’d never, ever come out.” In the past, “I’d sooner die than face the truth of that, like, to actually say it to people,” I said.
When it comes to his stand-up specials and the NBC sitcom “The Carmichael Show,” Carmichael has addressed the subject of same-sex partnerships in his work previously.
“Home Videos” is a 2019 HBO documentary short that features an interview with his mother in which he tells her that he has had relationships with guys. A thing he said to his mom about the movie in an interview with The New York Times that year.
Carmichael says their connection has degraded since he came out to his mother. Jason Zinoman of the New York Times reported on Friday that at a recent gig, the comic claimed that he hadn’t spoken to his mother in months.) Carmichael, on the other hand, claimed that coming out to those closest to him, as well as his fans, has helped him “feel freer.”
Carmichael, who had never attempted stand-up comedy before, travelled to Los Angeles at the age of 20 to follow his passion. The Comedy Store in West Hollywood hosted his debut stand-up performance at an open mic night.
He rose through the ranks of the comedy clubs and made his festival debut at the 2011 Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal in the “New Faces” segment. Actors Neighbors and The Goodwin Games were among the first roles he had appeared in (2014).
Spike Lee, the director, directed and shot his first HBO stand-up special, Love at the Store (2014), at The Comedy Store.
In 8 (2017), Carmichael’s second stand-up comedy special, the Grand Lodge Room of New York’s Masonic Hall was filmed by comedian Bo Burnham and directed by him.
The Carmichael Show (2015–2017), in which Carmichael co-created, co-wrote, produced, and starred, was a critically acclaimed semi-biographical NBC sitcom that dealt with controversial issues such as the Black Lives Matter movement, LGBT rights, gun rights, and politics, as well as the reality of being black in America.
Drew Michael’s stand-up comedy special Drew Michael (2018), which received praise for its unusual style, featured the comedian talking directly to the camera in a dark room without an audience present while interspersed with scenes of him in varying degrees of confrontation with an unidentified woman played by English actress Suki Waterhouse, was also directed by him.
Igor, the title character, as well as Tyler and Carmichael’s innermost thoughts and feelings, are explored in Carmichael’s narration on Tyler, The Creator’s fifth album, IGOR (2019). For his work on the cinematic adaptation of the Django/Zorro crossover comic book series, Quentin Tarantino engaged him as a co-writer in 2012.
HBO’s Home Videos (2019) and Sermon on the Mount (2019), both of which he directed, produced, and performed in, are autobiographical. On the Count of Three, a comedy thriller he both directed and performed in, was one of his many credits (2021).
Rothaniel (2022) was directed by Burnham for his third HBO special. Carmichael hosted Saturday Night Live for the first time two days following the release of Rothaniel.