Charlamagne Lands Comedy Central Late-Night Show, Stephen Colbert Will Executive Produce
Charlamagne Tha God and Stephen Colbert are teaming up for a late-night show on Comedy Central. The series, entitled Tha God’s Honest Truth with Lenard ‘Charlamagne’ McKelvey, is set to premiere on September 17, at 10 pm, and will be hosted by Charlamagne. Stephen Colbert is a co-creator/executive producer of the upcoming show. Viacom describes the 30-minute series as
“redemptively comedic, refreshingly unfiltered, and unapologetically Black, nothing is off limits.”
This isn’t the first time that Charlamagne and Stephen Colbert have worked together. The Breakfast Club co-host has appeared on Colbert’s own talk show multiple times. Both men also grew up in South Carolina and Colbert’s brother was a teacher at Charlamagne’s middle school, according to reports.
MTV Entertainment Group’s president and CEO Chris McCarthy will serve as a producer for the show. Charlamagne has also worked with Chris McCarthy before for a few different shows on MTV2. When speaking on his recent team-up with Colbert and McCarthy for his upcoming Comedy Central project Charlamagne said,
“This is the third talk show Chris McCarthy has done with me and those shows prepared me for this opportunity. My South Carolina brethren Stephen Colbert is the ultimate cosign in the late-night space and he wouldn’t cosign no bullsh*t! 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. I look forward to all the ways in which the fearless, peerless Charlamagne is going to change the game.”
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