(WGHP) — A North Carolina-born comedian came out of the closet during his recent standup special.

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Jerrod Carmichael, best known for his stand-up specials “Love at the Store” and “8” as well as creating the semi-autobiographical sitcom “The Carmichael,” released a new standup special on HBO Friday, April 1.

The special “Rothanial,” which is Jerrod Carmichael’s first name, details Carmichael’s upbringing, weaving it together with his personal coming-out story.

Carmichael was born in North Carolina, and grew to prominence in the Los Angeles standup scene.

“Rothaniel” was directed by Emmy-winning fellow comedian Bo Burnham and can be streamed on HBOMax. Critical praise is rolling in for the special already.

Carmichael will be hosting SNL on Saturday, April 2.