Tune-in: ‘The Carmichael Show’

It’s comedy with a societal twist.

Comedian and content creator Jerrod Carmichael is inviting the world into his life with the new NBC sitcom, The Carmichael Show. Based on the stand-up comic’s life, the half-hour series directs its puns at real topics from the current state of police brutality, gender identity, gun rights and even religion.

In an interview with the NY Post, Carmichael, who serves as the co-creator, discussed his interest in dealing with the “right-now.”

“I didn’t want these characters to exist in a world where the biggest problem is some surface thing we don’t care about.”

His intrigue is sparked when content makes you exercise brain muscles and feel something.

The character break-down already catches attention with Jerrod at its center, his politically incorrect father played by veteran comedian David Alan Grier; the lovable Loretta Devine as his mother; fellow content creator and funny man Lil’ Rel Howery as his hustling brother and his therapist-in-training girlfriend, Maxine played by Amber Stevens West.

With daring wit, humor and content, The Carmichael Show makes its hour-long season debut on Wednesday, August 26, at 9pm on NBC.

Get a feel for the show in the below clip: