jerrod carmichael

*NBC is cozying up to budding comedian, Jerrod Carmichael.

The network has ordered a presentation for a comedy created by and starring the Los Angeles-based standup comic and performer, based on his life and comedy routines.

Carmichael will play a consummate optimist who is eager to take on the world, but is too busy taking on everyone and everything in his small corner of it.

Filming is eyed to begin next week, reports Deadline.

Below, Carmichael at work at The Laugh Factory.