Jerrod Carmichael Calls Taylor Swift His 'Best Friend,' Reveals Just How Much She Knows About Football

The actor and comedian attended a Kansas City Chiefs game with Taylor Swift back in January.

Taylor Swift has a best friend she might not know about. 

During Wednesday's episode of Jimmy Kimmel LiveJerrod Carmichael discussed his close bond with the pop sensation. 

The 36-year-old comedian and actor revealed an anecdote about Swift inviting him to watch a Kansas City Chiefs playoff game against the Buffalo Bills in January, offering a glimpse into their friendship.

Carmichael couldn't contain his affection for Swift, exclaiming, "That’s my best friend, Taylor’s my best friend," as a photo of the pair at the Jan. 21 game flashed on the screen. He humorously added, "Like, I'm not her best friend but she's my best friend. Can you think of a better friend to have than Taylor Swift?"

Jerrod Carmichael and Taylor Swift - Al Bello/Getty Images

Reflecting on the special invitation to the game, Carmichael joked about replacing his former best friend, stating, "I called my former best friend, I was like, 'You're out, Taylor's in. You never invited me on your jet to a game.' She’s very smart and interesting."

Swift's intimate knowledge of football surprised Carmichael, who admitted, "She knows more about football, more than I do." 

During the game, Carmichael found himself in a humorous situation, admitting to playing the role of the curious companion. "Yeah, I’m the girlfriend in that situation," he joked to Kimmel, anticipating the media's response to his friendship with Swift.

As the conversation unfolded, Carmichael teased about the potential headlines, foreseeing the focus solely on Swift. "I won’t even get top billing, it will say, ‘Taylor Swift, Jerrod Carmichael's best friend,'" he quipped.

In the article naming her Time's 2023 Person of the Year, Swift opened up about her relationship to Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce -- noting that her first appearance at a Chiefs game was not a "hard launch" of their romance -- and her newfound love of football.

"Football is awesome, it turns out," Swift said. "I've been missing out my whole life."

Back on JKL, Carmichael took the opportunity to discuss his upcoming docuseries, Jerrod Carmichael Reality Show, set to premiere March 29 on HBO. Describing it as an "intensely personal documentary," he explained his inspiration drawn from reality television, aiming to showcase the raw and unfiltered moments beyond the glamour.