The well-liked radio host has landed a late-night talk show on Comedy Central.
“Tha God’s Honest Truth With Lenard ‘Charlamagne’ McKelvey” is a weekly half-hour show set to premiere September 17.
The show will revolve round Charlamagne’s “culturally fluent take on social issues” and can function sketches, interviews and “social experiments.”
An press announcement for the show described it as “redemptively comedic, refreshingly unfiltered, and unapologetically Black” with nothing “off limits.”
It additionally marks a return to Comedy Central for the show’s executive producer Stephen Colbert, who started his talk show profession on the community as a correspondent on “The Daily Show.”
Chris McCarthy, a longtime MTV executive who now oversees Comedy Central in his position as president-CEO of MTV Entertainment Group, can even work on the challenge which reunites him with Charlamagne.
“This is one of those moments where I can show you better than I can tell you,” Charlamagne in a press release. “This is the third talk show Chris McCarthy has done with me and those shows prepared me for this opportunity.”
Charlamagne additionally shouted out “My South Carolina brethren Stephen Colbert” as “the ultimate cosign in the late night space” and declared “We are going to win an Emmy next year for best lighting direction I can feel it!!!”
“The Breakfast Club” co-host beforehand had gigs on MTV comedy sport reveals “Guy Court” and “Guy Code” and likewise hosted the community’s short-lived “Charlamagne & Friends” talk show.
“Tha God’s Honest Truth With Lenard ‘Charlamagne’ McKelvey” boasts a various writers room. Showrunner Rachael Edward and “The Boondocks” creator Aaron McGruder can even function executive producers.