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Jerrod Carmichael Biography

Birth Place:
Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States
Comedian, actor

Fast Facts

  • Moved from Winston-Salem to Los Angeles in 2008 to pursue a career in stand-up comedy
  • Performed as one of the New Faces at the Montreal Just For Laughs Festival in 2011
  • Named one of Variety Magazine's 10 Comics to Watch in 2012
  • Performed stand-up as the opening act for fellow comedians Aziz Ansari and Daniel Tosh
  • Participated in a live script reading of the film Space Jam, held at the UCB Theatre in Los Angeles in 2014
  • Released his first televised comedy special, Love in the Store, in 2014, directed by Spike Lee


  • 2022Emmy-Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special: winner
  • 2022Emmy-Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special: winner