Last night, Jerrod Carmichael’s new special, 8, debuted on HBO.
Back when Jerrod recorded the special, there were some concerns and complaints from fans about being left in the cold too long, and possibly a lower-than-expectations performance at Carmichael’s second taping. But none of those concerns were evident in Carmichael’s final product, which aired late Saturday night, and fans were across the board, raving about the new hour, calling it hilarious and brilliant. And critics are happy too, with one outlet even calling it the best special of 2017 so far. Here are some of the highlights.
You can watch Jerrod Carmichael 8 exclusively on HBO Go, or HBO on Demand.
My husband was concernd that the new #JerrodCarmichael special on HBO wldnt be edgy since he's got a sitcom now. There was no need to worry.
— I’mFreeingMyselfHouseElf (@dystopianmom) March 12, 2017
— M Night Masilungan (@MrMikeSeaver) March 12, 2017
@jerrodcarmichael it's on some next level shit #comedy
— Jonathan Martinez (@Jon_vagabundo) March 12, 2017
— Darth Fantazzi (@realramsaysnow) March 12, 2017
— THE Marcus Graham (@PrinceHakeem) March 12, 2017
The new Jerrod Carmichael special is not at all what I was expecting and it was funny as hell. Pretty genius #JerrodCarmichael
— Chris L. McKenna (@ChrisLMcKenna) March 12, 2017
— Bryancé (@hawk_eyed) March 12, 2017
#JerrodCarmichael's "8" is a comic's wet dream! His special is next level shit. Seriously, funny as hell!
— Knox (@KnoxofAZ) March 12, 2017
— Emojiless Lizzie (@standinNsmilin) March 12, 2017
"I'm afraid of rape accusations, I've been avoiding them by you know not raping anybody" #JerrodCarmichael
— Party Scrull ☂️ (@ReJecTReef) March 12, 2017
— Morgan (@amodestmelody) March 12, 2017
"You know what the difference is between a miracle and mistake?"
— Justice (@JusticeBringer3) March 12, 2017
— GiGi Sanchez (@TheLadiiG) March 12, 2017
"Only thing weirder than finding out your father has a 2nd family is finding out you guys are the 2nd family."- #JerrodCarmichael
— Bonsu Thompson (@DreamzRreal) March 12, 2017
I regret not coming to the show. pic.twitter.com/3ZC5Hzfvep
— Pockets Graham (@ImPockets) March 12, 2017