In December, it was announced that NBC was developing a pilot for a new comedy starring and created by up-and-coming comic Jerrod Carmichael, which would be based on Carmichael’s comedy and life. It wasn’t picked up by the network, but NBC is giving Carmichael another shot, with another new pilot, which the network is fast-tracking, although plot specifics are currently not public – other than that it will be based on the comedian’s stand-up routine.
Also, Carmichael will star.
Clearly NBC wants to work with the young comic; as does HBO, who, earlier this year, ordered Carmichael’s first stand-up comedy special for the network, which was taped in Hollywood on May 7, and was directed by Spike Lee.
Jerrod Carmichael’s credits include the feature film “Neighbors” and the TV series “Comedy Bang! Bang!,” “Lucas Bros Moving Co” and “.”
This marks NBC’s first official pilot order for the 2015-16 season.
Below you’ll find a recent video Q&A with Carmichael, produced by Billboard for its 2014 comedy issue: