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Jerrod Carmichael's Mother Prays Gay Away in Comedian's Debut HBO Reality Show Trailer, "Jerrod Carmichael Reality Show"

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openly gay comedian Jerrod Carmichael

Emmy award-winning Comedian Jerrod Carmichael is giving us vulnerability in the debut trailer for his upcoming docuseries “‘Jerrod Carmichael Reality Show’.

The 8-episode series is set to debut later this month on HBO. The series will follow Carmichael’s personal life, documenting intimate encounters with famous friends, strangers, and family all in his quest for love, sex, and connection.

Throughout the trailer Carmichael is seen going on dates, meeting with a mystery person, and reuniting with family members.

In one portion of the trailer, he reunites with his Father to have a candid conversation about his coming out. “When I came out yall reacted like someone died,” he said.

He continued “It hurt my feelings, Mom basically said I was going to hell.”

In another portion of the trailer, Carmichael is seen with his Mother who begins to pray for him to be delivered from his homosexuality. “And Lord, I come to you, Jerrod and I. Take the desire from my son to be with a male,” she says.

Carmichael’s longtime collaborator Ari Katcher will direct and executive produce. Eli Despres will also executive produce.

Following the success of his Emmy award-winning comedy special “Rothaniel”, Carmichael has inked a two-year overall deal with HBO. Under the deal, he is expected to release his fourth comedy special, with the network.

Carmichael is repped by Range Media Partners, WME, and Johnson Shapiro Slewett & Kole.


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