Who Is Jerrod Carmichael? All About the 2023 Golden Globes Host

Here are your biggest questions about Jerrod Carmichael answered.

Jerrod Carmichael is a household name now thanks to hosting the 2023 Golden Globes, but among comedy fans, he's been a big deal for a very long time. Here are your biggest questions about Jerrod Carmichael answered.

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Who is Jerrod Carmichael?

Jerrod Carmichael is a comedian and star of The Carmichael Show who hosted the 2023 Golden Globes. He gained widespread critical and audience acclaim for his most recent standup special, Rothaniel. Carmichael is also a director and writer.

What is Jerrod Carmichael famous for?

Carmichael is famous for The Carmichael Show, which ran for three seasons, as well as his standup comedy. His most recent HBO special, Rothaniel, earned widespread acclaim.

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What happened to Jerrod Carmichael?

Carmichael came out as gay in his most recent special, Rothaniel, released in April 2022. Following his coming out, Carmichael had a falling out with his mother and other family members, which he's discussed at length and detail in several interviews.

What did Jerrod Carmichael win an Emmy for?

Carmichael won an Emmy for Outstanding Writing For A Variety Special in 2022 for Rothaniel.

How much did Jerrod Carmichael get paid for hosting the Golden Globes?

During his monologue, Carmichael revealed that he was paid $500,000 for hosting the Golden Globes in 2023. He is the first Black host in the Hollywood Foreign's Press Association's 79-year history.

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Are Jerrod Carmichael and Bo Burnham friends?

Comedians Carmichael and Bo Burnham aren't just friends—they're best friends, with Burnham even directing two of Carmichael's specials.

How old is Jerrod Carmichael?

Born April 6, 1987, Carmichael is 35 years old as of this writing.

Who is Jerrod Carmichael's dad?

Jerrod Carmichael's father is a truck driver named Joe Carmichael.

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How many siblings does Jerrod Carmichael have?

Carmichael has at least two siblings, a brother named Joe Jr. and a sister.

What movies is Jerrod Carmichael in?

Carmichael has appeared in Transformers: The Last Knight, Neighbors, Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising, The Meddler, The Disaster Artist, Mid90s and On the Count of Three. He also voiced the character Paco in Ferdinand and will appear in the upcoming film Poor Things.

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Where was Jerrod Carmichael's 8 filmed?

Carmichael's 2017 special 8 was filmed at the New York Masonic Hall's Grand Lodge.

What are the two names in Rothaniel?

Carmichael explains in Rothaniel that his real first name is a portmanteau of his grandfathers' names.

"My dad named me. He combined his dad’s first name and my mom’s dad’s first name and mushed them together. Not to make some elegant, 'William-Edward' or something like that, it’s more like Toyotathon," he joked. "I hate that name. I’ve hidden that name my whole life. I used to get it removed from the yearbook. Every year in high school I would bribe someone; it cost me $20 dollars to get my first name taken out of it. I never let people see my driver’s license, I had it taken off my bank cars. I’ve always been ashamed of it—always hidden it.”

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Does Jerrod Carmichael have a twin brother?

Carmichael has an older brother named Joe, but he isn't a twin.

Where can I watch Jerrod Carmichael's special?

All of Jerrod Carmichael's specials are available from HBO and HBO Max.

Is Jerrod Carmichael on Instagram?

Jerrod Carmichael is on Instagram, but his account is private. You can request to follow him at @jcarmichael8, but don't count on being successful!

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Is Jerrod Carmichael on Twitter?

Nope, you won't find a verified Jerrod Carmichael on Twitter.

Who directed Rothaniel?

Carmichael's BFF, comedian, actor, director, musician and general master of all trades Bo Burnham directed Rothaniel.

Where can I watch The Carmichael Show?

You can stream The Carmichael Show on Hulu.

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