North Carolina native Jerrod Carmichael will get his own HBO comedy documentary series

By CLTure

February 1, 2023

Photo: Danny Moloshok / AP

Coming off his much-talked-about hosting gig at the Golden Globe Awards, and a Primetime Emmy Award win for his latest comedy special, Rothaniel, HBO has announced an order for a comedy documentary series starring Winston-Salem native, Jerrod Carmichael. Directed by Ari Katcher (On The Count of Three, The Carmichael Show), the series will center on Carmichael’s personal life, following him through encounters with friends, family, and strangers, “all in his quest for love, sex, and connection,” according to the press release.

Carmichael, who was born in Winston-Salem and graduated from Robert B. Glenn High School in Kernersville, moved to Los Angeles at the age of 20 to pursue his aspirations of becoming a stand-up comedian, according to the Winston Salem Chronicle.

Carmichael has released three stand-up comedy specials with HBO: Love at the Store in 2014, Jerrod Carmichael: 8 in 2017, and Rothaniel in 2022. He also co-created, co-wrote, produced, and starred in the semi-autobiographical NBC sitcom, The Carmichael Show, from 2015 to 2017. 

There is no set release date and title for the new series at this time, per an HBO publicist.

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