Charlamagne Tha God lands talk show executive produced by Stephen Colbert
The popular radio host has actually landed a late-night talk program on Funny Central.
“Tha God’s Honest Truth With Lenard ‘Charlamagne’ McKelvey” is a weekly half-hour program set to premiere September 17.
The program will focus on Charlamagne’s “culturally fluent take on social issues” and will include sketches, interviews and “social experiments.”
An press statement for the program explained it as “redemptively comedic, refreshingly unfiltered, and unapologetically Black” with absolutely nothing “off limits.”
It likewise marks a go back to Funny Central for the program’s executive manufacturer Stephen Colbert, who started his talk program profession on the network as a reporter on “The Daily Show.”
Chris McCarthy, a long time MTV executive who now manages Funny Central in his function as president-CEO of MTV Home entertainment Group, will likewise work on the job, 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 declaration. “This is the third talk show Chris McCarthy has done with me and those shows prepared me for this opportunity.”
Charlamagne likewise yelled out “My South Carolina brethren Stephen Colbert” as “the ultimate cosign in the late night space” and stated “We are going to win an Emmy next year for best lighting direction I can feel it!!!”
“The Breakfast Club” co-host formerly had gigs on MTV funny video game programs “Guy Court” and “Guy Code” and likewise hosted the network’s temporary “Charlamagne & Friends” talk program.
“Tha God’s Honest Truth With Lenard ‘Charlamagne’ McKelvey” boasts a varied authors space. Showrunner Rachael Edward and “The Boondocks” developer Aaron McGruder will act as executive manufacturers.
Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.