The popular Black comedian, a native of Winston-Salem, North Carolina revealed in his latest HBO special, called “Rothanial,” which is also Carmichael’s first name, that he is gay.
The comedian, best known for his comedy specials “Love at the Store” and “8,” as well as creating the semi-autobiographical sitcom “The Carmichael Show."
“Rothaniel” was directed by fellow comedian and Emmy-winner Bo Burnham, and can be streamed on HBOMax.
Jerrod Carmichael, who makes his hosting debut on Saturday Night Live this weekend, has history with both NBC and HBO.
On the broadcast network, he co-created and starred in his own sitcom, The Carmichael Show, for three seasons,