Jerrod Carmichael and Dungeons & Dragons: A thread published on Twitter on 3/30/22
Updated: May 28, 2022
Hi, everyone! Welcome back to Jerrod Carmichael week with the #BoBurnhamHistorian.
Today, we are going to look into a fun podcast Jerrod did a few years ago:
So, here's the story.
Elsie Fisher, the brilliant star of Eighth Grade, does a Dungeons & Dragons-themed podcast with friends.
For this episode, Elsie is the DM and enlists three people to play the game for the first time.
The other players are Gillian Jacobs (Britta from Community) as a goblin blackjack dealer named Diane, Bo Burnham as a dwarf hospice nurse named Teeb (spelling?), and Jerrod as a giant bird who is a real estate agent named Raul.
The campaign starts off with all three meeting Elsie's bus driver character Nell and learning their mission (finding 3 bio components for a mob boss).
It quickly goes off the rails, though, with Bo creating an arthouse film about his character and Diane (it's INCREDIBLE).
I highly recommend listening to the entire campaign. It's phenomenal, and Jerrod's Raul is absolutely hilarious!
If you want to listen to/watch another comedic take on D&D, I also recommend the Whitest Kids U' Know's series about playing a role-playing game (RIP Trevor Moore).
I hope you enjoyed this fun deep-dive thread into Elsie's podcast episode that features Jerrod!