Posts tagged as Jerrod Carmichael

NBC Is Developing a Show Created By and Starring Standup Jerrod Carmichael

NBC is working with standup Jerrod Carmichael to develop a new show. Deadline reports that the network has ordered a presentation (a short pilot) to be created by and star Carmichael. A semi-autobiographical comedy, the potential show would star Carmichael as an optimistic guy "who is eager to take on the world, but is too busy taking on everyone and everything in his small corner of it." Scott Ellis (2 Broke Girls, Weeds) is attached to direct. Carmichael played a recurring role on the Fox sitcom Goodwin Games last season and has a supporting part in the upcoming Seth Rogen/Zac Efron movie Neighbors. Carmichael placed first for LA [...]

Talking with Jerrod Carmichael about Stand-up, Being a Nice Guy, and Bea Arthur

A wildly funny and fast-rising stand-up, Jerrod Carmichael's career has been blowing up lately. He was named one of Backstage's 10 Comics to Watch this year and one of Variety's 10 Comics to Watch the year prior. He also landed a recurring role on Fox's midseason comedy The Goodwin Games, which was created by the How I Met Your Mother team of Carter Bays, Craig Thomas, and Chris Harris and also stars Scott Foley, Becki Newton and Carmichael's stand-up peer TJ Miller. I recently had the chance to interview Jerrod Carmichael, and we discussed his favorite comedians – young and old, why auditions are horrible, and his [...]

Megan Amram, Joe Mande, Ilana Glazer, Lauren Lapkus and Others Named Comics to Watch

Megan Amram, Jerrod Carmichael, Arthur Meyer, Sean Patton, Rebecca Delgado Smith, Joe Mande, Ilana Glazer, Lauren Lapkus, Sheng Wang, and Betsy Sodaro were named by Backstage as "Comics to Watch." So, if you see any of these comedians walking around, watch them closely because their big break will happen literally any second now.