Charlamagne Tha God, Stephen Colbert to launch late night show on Comedy Central


Stephen Colbert with Lenard “Charlamagne” McKelvey on CBS Late Show.

Courtesy: Scott Kowalchyk for CBS

Charlamagne Tha God, co-host of the favored morning radio show “The Breakfast Club,” is taking his distinctive model of comedy and social commentary to late night tv.

The new TV show was co-created by CBS “Late Show” host Stephen Colbert.

“Tha God’s Honest Truth with Lenard ‘Charlamagne’ McKelvey” will debut on Comedy Central on Friday nights beginning Sept. 17.

The show brings Colbert again to Comedy Central for the primary since “The Colbert Report,” a satirical take on persona pushed political exhibits, ended its 11-season run in 2014.

This week, Colbert teased a return to the network, additionally owned by CBS mother or father firm ViacomCBS.

“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” runs weeknights on CBS.

Charlamagne and Colbert, each from South Carolina, stated they bonded over their shared background. Colbert’s brother was additionally a instructor at Charlamagne’s center faculty.

“My South Carolina brethren Stephen Colbert is the ultimate co-sign in the late night space and he wouldn’t co-sign no bull—-!” Charlamagne stated. “We are going to win an Emmy next year for best lighting direction. I can feel it!!!”

“For too long, the town of Moncks Corner, South Carolina, has been underrepresented in late night,” Colbert stated, referring to the place Charlamagne grew up. “I look forward to all the ways in which the fearless, peerless Charlamagne is going to change the game.”

According to Wednesday’s launch from MTV networks, the weekly 30-minute program will showcase Charlamagne’s “culturally fluent take on social issues in a variety of deep dives, sketches, and social experiments that deftly unpacks the most pressing topics permeating politics and culture. Redemptively comedic, refreshingly unfiltered, and unapologetically Black, nothing is off limits.”

“This is one of those moments where I can show you better than I can tell you.” Charlamagne stated.

Charlamagne has appeared on Colbert’s “Late Show” seven instances since 2016, and the 2 developed a friendship through the years that is culminated of their first enterprise enterprise. “Tha God’s Honest Truth” shall be government produced by Aaron McGruder, creator of “The Boondocks,” a comic book strip and show on Cartoon Network, which takes a satirical take a look at politics, popular culture, and socioeconomic standing of the Black group.

“Tha God’s Honest Truth” is the newest deal in a rising media empire for Charlamagne.

Charlamagne gained nationwide consideration because the sidekick to radio persona Wendy Williams. He’s greatest generally known as co-host of “The Breakfast Club” primarily based out of Power 105.1 FM in New York.

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