Jerrod Carmichael Has Another Outside-the-Box Special Coming with “Home Videos”
From the get go of Jerrod Carmichael being at HBO, he has been constantly innovating the idea of what a comedy special could be and what it looks like (he had an instrumental part in devising Drew Michael’s experimental special that featured no live audience).
Come this Mother’s Day, May 12th at 7PM on HBO, Jerrod will be presenting a much different special called “Home Videos”.
From the looks of these promos, Jerrod is having frank conversations with black women in their homes to present their perspective on HBO, which is both so subtle and radical. We’re curious as to what the whole thing might be and how Jerrod will work his charm in this special.
We’ll find out soon enough on Mother’s Day.
Well, the line-up for the evening kind of speaks for itself (it seems half of late night is on this thing), but we should add that this evening presented by Will Ferrell is in support of the charity Cancer for College and their 25th Anniversary.
Tickets are going for $49-$500+ and you can get them here.
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Drew Michael’s HBO Special Directed by Jerrod Carmichael Will Have No Live Audience
Well, this is sure to upset a lot of comedy purists.
That being said, if you watch this behind-the-scenes clip, it seems like both Jerrod Carmichael and Drew Michael are completely fine with that.
They’re not even entirely sure if this can be categorized as a stand-up special. Of course, that’s really up to who is watching and how they interpret and react to the special as Hannah Gadsby’s Nanette has shown. It should be noted that there is plenty of room for an experiment like this underneath the ever burgeoning and evolving world of stand-up comedy.
They both are accomplished comedians we really dig and just want to try something different, which we’re on board for. Also, if you think this is totally unprecedented, we’d like to remind you that a special sans a live audience has been tried before by Harland Williams doing “Force of Nature” in the desert.
From these few bits of the special in the promos, the special does seem very moody (maybe like certain Drake songs?) and we already feel a certain heightened tension when the laughter of others is absence. That could end up being something that pays off.
We’ve really enjoyed Drew’s albums in the past that were recorded in front of live crowds. Drew’s comedy is undeniably dark and personal and that probably will feel, again, heightened in this special due to the absence of laughter from others that you’re used to.
In any case, we can’t wait to see what Drew and Jerrod have cooked up in its entirety on August 25th when the special premieres on HBO.
Jerrod Carmichael Set Up Two Put Pilots at Fox Starring Lil’ Rel and Nate Bargatze
In the span of a few weeks, Jerrod Carmichael has three pilots being made for three different stand-up comedians from an overall deal he has at 20th Century Fox TV.
It was only a couple of weeks ago that a Hulu pilot for Muslim comedy with Ramy Youssef got ordered.
Just this afternoon, Fox announced two put pilots from Carmichael. One (via Variety) is starring and will be based on the life of comedian Nate Bargatze (Carmichael is attached to write and produce). The other (via Deadline) will star Lil’ Rel from The Carmichael Show and will be written and produced by Lil’ Rel, Josh Rabinowitz, and Kevin Barnett (Carmichael and Mike Scully are attached as EPs).
If all three go to series, Carmichael will be the latest stand-up comedian to become a legitimate TV power player.
Jay-Z Has an All Black Version of “Friends” Starring Jerrod Carmichael and Issa Rae in His Music Video for “Moonlight”
Well, there’s a lot to unpack here.
Jay-Z has plenty of layers to his brand new album 4:44 and the same goes for each song and accompanying music videos.
“Moonlight”, which features an sound byte from this year’s Oscars SNAFU when Moonlight and La La Land got mixed up for winners for Best Picture, has a music video that preempts the song with a big scene from a classic episode of Friends, but done with a cast of all famous black actors and comedians:
Jerrod Carmichael as Ross
Issa Rae as Rachel
Lil Rel Howery as Joey
Lakeith Stanfield as Chandler
Tessa Thompson as Monica
Tiffany Haddish as Phoebe
Before they go into a full remake of the episode, the song kicks in as the aspect ratio changes and a much more somber tone pervades the video. You might have to watch it a few times to even grasp how you feel about it and what you’ll take away from it in terms of black representation and visibility on both the big and small screens.
Also, there are outtakes that could stand alone on their own and also happen to include Hannibal Buress.
On top of all of that, Master of None co-creator Alan Yang got to direct the whole thing.
Take all of Jay-Z’s music video for Moonlight here.
Season 3 of The Carmichael Show Premieres Tonight
The Carmichael Show is a rare multi cam sitcom that is unafraid to dive into touchy territory and, as such, is a series where what is normally considered “a very special episode” is business as usual for them.
Catch the season 3 premiere tonight on NBC at 9PM.
Jerrod Carmichael’s Latest Special “8″ Now Available on Google Play (and We’re Giving Away a Copy)
Earlier this year, Jerrod Carmichael’s 2nd HBO stand-up special, 8, premiered and offered up the unique hour that we always knew Jerrod was capable of.
Bo Burnham also brings a great look and rhythm (there are a lots of great dramatic pauses) as he joined on as the director for 8.
If you don’t have HBO in any way, shape, or form, you can now download a copy from Google Play to enjoy 8.
In fact, we’ve got a digital copy to give away to our loyal readers. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to enter to win.
Jerrod Carmichael’s Second HBO Special “8″ Premieres Tonight
At 10PM on HBO tonight, Jerrod Carmichael’s second special “8″ will be premiering. After having some seasons of his own critically acclaimed network sitcom and an hour long HBO special under his belt, we’re thoroughly curious as to what this latest snapshot of Jerrod will be like.
As you’ll notice from this promo, it has a rather distinct look apart from most stand-up specials. That might have something to do with the one and only Bo Burnham directing it. They’re probably are some great surprises in there as well with Bo in the director’s seat.
Comedian/actor/meta-humor performance artist Moses Storm is getting a night at Nerdmelt where he’ll do whatever the hell he wants as well as having Rory Scovel, Jerrod Carmichael, and Jak Knight tag along with him.
Tickets are free and you can (and should) RSVP for them here.
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HBO Has New Specials Lined Up for 2017 from Jerrod Carmichael, TJ Miller, and Pete Holmes as Well as a New Sketch Comedy Series from Tracey Ullman
Not that it should surprise you, but it looks like HBO has some pretty great stuff coming up.
Announced today, three hour specials from Jerrod Carmichael, TJ Miller, and Pete Holmes are coming to the premium cable network in 2017 as well as a brand spankin’ new sketch comedy show, Tracey Ullman’s Show that skewers life in the UK, premiering much sooner on Friday, October 28th at 11PM.
So adjust your expectations for the next calendar year accordingly.
Conan O’Brien Delightfully Messes with Fourth Wall with Timothy Olyphant, Jerrod Carmichael, and Andy Richter in Trying to Introduce Sturgill Simpson
Here’s one gem from Conan’s 3rd Annual Scrapisode from last night. As Conan says in this clip “TV is a lie,” but few hosts highlight that lie and make it fun all the same like he does.
You can watch the whole ‘Scrapisode’ here.
Jeffrey Tambor, Aziz Ansari, Jerrod Carmichael, Rob Lowe, Tony Hale, and Keegan-Michael Key Sit Down and Talk Shop with The Hollywood Reporter
As campaigning for The Emmys is heating up, The Hollywood Reporter is doing another round of their great, in-depth roundtable discussions.
Their latest brought together comedy actors that are Emmys contenders, which includes…
…and Keegan Michael Key.
They touch on anything from representation of minorities to the most embarrassing moments, which Rob Lowe probably takes the cake with his dark secret (it’ll probably come up during his roast).
Watch Jerrod Carmichael and Chris Gethard Try to Do an Interview and Have Dinner While Being Attacked
Presented without further comment, please enjoy what should be the basis for more interviews on TV going forward here.
The Carmichael Show Gets Renewed for a 3rd Season
Plenty of shows got cancelled this past week, which left plenty nervous for any shows whose fate had yet to be decided. Though NBC had axed Mysteries of Laura, Telenovela, Crowded, and Undateable over the last few days, The Carmichael Show hadn’t received word on where they would end up.
Fortunately, they just got the renewal order for a 13 episode 3rd season just a few hours ago and we can rest a little more soundly that one of the few critically acclaimed multi cam sitcoms will be sticking around.
Jerrod Carmichael Explains Why The Carmichael Show Might Be Succeeding Where So Many Recent Multi Cam Sitcoms Have Recently Failed
Over the last few years, there have been several multi cam sitcoms that were cancelled in their first season. In fact, it was so many that it left many wondering if multi cam was on its way out as a viable comedy series format.
Season 2 of “The Carmichael Show” Premieres Tonight and Makes Sunday Nights Its New Slot
9PM on NBC.
You got a special preview of this brand new season of The Carmichael Show earlier this week, but now the second season really begins tonight.
So far, they’ve got cheating and Cosby on the docket in regards what they’re going to deal with on the show. Starting off that big should mean that no taboo topic will be kept quiet.
Season 2 of “The Carmichael Show” Special Preview Airs Tonight
The Carmichael Show broke all sorts of new ground for what a multi-cam sitcom can be in 2016 because of its ventures into hot button topics. From the looks of it, they’re continue doing just that with season 2.
This new season has a special preview tonight at 10PM on NBC, then officially kicks off on Sunday, Mar. 13th.
Riot LA 2016 Announces Its Line-Up
Patton Oswalt, Bridget Everett, T.J. Miller, Ron Funches, Thomas Middleditch, Kumail Nanjiani, Justin Willman, Todd Glass, Lauren Lapkus, Jerrod Carmichael, Jonah Ray, Brody Stevens, Aisling Bea, Kurt Braunohler, Eddie Pepitone, Rory Scovel, Jackie Kashian, Baron Vaughn, Jay Larson, Drennon Davis & Karen Kilgariff, Ryan Sickler, Guy Branum, Ali Wong, Joe DeRosa, Emily Heller, James Adomian, Jon Dore, Phil Hanley, Sam Morill, Kate Berlant, Joe Wengert, Ahmed Bharoocha, Brent Weinbach, Jamie Lee, Andrew Santino, Sarah Tiana, Dave Anthony, Tone Bell, Michael Kosta, Junior Stopka, Liza Treyger, The Grawlix, Phoebe Robinson, Ian Karmel, Al Jackson, Janine Brito, Gareth Reynolds, Jermaine Fowler, Megan Gailey, Chris Garcia, Dan Telfer, Michael Palasak, Sabrina Jalees, Alingon Mitra, Andrew Michaan, Ian Abramson, Kyle Ayers, Andy Erikson, Dave Waite, Caleb Synan, Jo Firestone, Moses Storm, Ricky Velez. Marcella Arguello, Rob Christensen, Solomon Georgio, Candice Thompson, Whitmer Thomas, Karl Hess, Mary Holland, Jak Knight, Matt Ingrebreston, Sam Jay, Dave Ross, Kristin Rand, Ahamed Weinberg, Nate Fernald, Caitlin Gill, Brian Moses, Greg Edwards, Bri Pruett, Noah Gardenswartz, Andy Peters, Kyle Mizono, Chris Charpentier, Langston Kerman, Brandie Posey, Hunter Hill, Cody Hustak, Monique Madrid, Joe Pera, Danny Jolles, Sara June, Sammy Arechar, Nore Davis, Joel Kim Booster, The Puterbaugh Sisters, Devin Field, Eric Dadourian, Ever Mainard, Jonathan Rowell, Lisa Best, Jeff Wattenhofer, James Austin Johnson, Ed Greer, MeLissa Luna, Ramy Youssef, Nicole Aimee Schreiber, Erin McGown, Courtney MaGinnis, Noah Findling, and Amy Miller.
We definitely are in for this. You in on the weekend of Jan. 29th-31st? Good. Get your passes $85-$375 here.