Jerrod Carmichael

Jerrod Carmichael joins Poor Things cast

Jerrod Carmichael has become the latest star to join the cast of 'Poor Things'. The 33-year-old actor will feature alongside Emma Stone and Mark Ruffalo in a reimagining of Mary Shelley's iconic horror novel 'Frankenstein' based on the novel by Scottish author Alasdair Grey. 'The Favourite' director Yorgos Lanthimos is...
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‘On The Count Of Three’ Marks A Great Directorial Debut From Jerrod Carmichael And Features The Best Use Of Papa Roach Since ‘Silicon Valley’

My first experience of Jerrod Carmichael, probably at least a decade ago now, was watching him captivate a small, not particularly great audience I’d just bombed in while doing virtually none of the things you’d normally expect a comic working an audience to do. He didn’t shout, he wasn’t animated, he didn’t ask them tons of questions to create “energy” or “participation”; he was just an odd, sort of cerebral guy in a hoodie leaning against the back wall of the stage sharing a series of goofy, semi-surreal thoughts. He created a quiet kind of “anti-stage presence” that didn’t feel like shtick.

‘On the Count of Three’ Review: Jerrod Carmichael and Christopher Abbott Balance Dark Comedy and Suicidal Depression [Sundance 2021]

There’s a moment in Jerrod Carmichael‘s directorial debut On the Count of Three where the comedian’s character Val delivers a line that feels like it could have easily been part of one of his stand-up acts. As he ponders why suicide is looked down upon by so many people, Val says, “When you’re a kid they tell you the worst thing in life is to be a quitter. Why? Quitting’s amazing. It just means you get to stop doing something you hate.” But in this movie, that line is much more than a quip. It’s the blunt, perturbing backbone of this dark buddy comedy where two best friends form a suicide pact to kill each other by the end of the day.

Jerrod Carmichael delivers a raw, darkly hilarious first film with On the Count of Three: Sundance review

Christopher Abbott costars with the director in one of the hottest Sundance titles of the year. It delivers. "When you're a kid, they tell you the worst thing in life is to be a quitter," Val (Jerrod Carmichael) marvels to his best friend Kevin (Christopher Abbott) in one of On the Count of Three's earliest scenes. "Why? Quitting is amazing! It means you no longer have to do a thing you hate."
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Jerrod Carmichael: Directorial debut 'a natural progression of truth'

Jan. 30 (UPI) -- Standup comedian and actor Jerrod Carmichael made his directorial debut with On the Count of Three, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival on Friday. Carmichael said the dark comedy about two friends making a suicide pact fit his aesthetic of using comedy to address serious issues.