HBO Orders Special By Out Comedian Jerrod Carmichael

by Emell Adolphus

EDGE Media Network Contributor

Wednesday February 1, 2023

Jerrod Carmichael
Jerrod Carmichael  (Source:HBO)

Out comedian Jerrod Carmichael is coming back to TV in his own HBO special/docuseries.

As reported by Variety, the project will follow Carmichael's day-to-day life and explore the comic's relationships with his family, friends and strangers, all in "his quest for love, sex and connection."


Ari Katcher and Eli Despres are set to executive produce the project with Carmichael, and Katcher will also serve as director.

It's the first project since Carmichael hosted the Golden Globes to sour reception. He currently has an overall deal with HBO, and his most recent stand-up special, titled "Jerrod Carmichael: Rothaniel," hit the network in 2022.

If you remember, it's the same special that the comedian used to come out as gay, and the special won the Emmy for outstanding writing for a variety special.

"We've loved working with Jerrod over the past 10 years and to watch him discover new layers of both himself and his comedy," said Nina Rosenstein, executive vice president of programming at HBO in a statement. "'Rothaniel' resonated with audiences in such a profound way and his honesty and vulnerability are a perfect fit for this original format."

Will you be watching?