Friday, April 01, 2022

Jerrod Carmichael Comes Out as Gay

Stand-up comedian Jerrod Carmichael comes out as gay in his new HBO special Rothanial...

From Indie Wire 

The special was filmed in February 2022 at the Blue Note Jazz Club, across from the Comedy Cellar, in New York City. Carmichael tells stories of his family history, plus his own coming-out process, in “Rothaniel.”
As reported by Variety, Carmichael recalls catching his father cheating and relating to having a “secret.”
“After that was out in the open, I was left alone feeling like a liar, because I had a secret, one that I kept from my father, my mother, my family, my friends, and you,” Carmichael said. “Professionally, personally. And the secret is that I’m gay.”
Carmichael adds as the audience claps, “I’m accepting the love, I really appreciate the love. My ego wants to rebel against it.”