Charlamagne Tha God and Stephen Colbert Team up for a New Late-Night Show

By: Maximillian Boudreaux

Charlamagne Tha God, one third of the unapologetic morning radio show The Breakfast Club, will now bring his candid and unabashed commentary to a late-night talk show on Comedy Central. 

Tha God’s Honest Truth with Lenard ‘Charlamagne’ McKelvey will be a week night half-hour show and will be produced by CBS’ Late Show host Stephen Colbert.  

Charlamagne Tha God’s new show will make its official debut on Friday, September 17, 2021. 

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The program will be centered around Charlamagne’s “culturally fluent take on social issues” and will feature sketches, interviews and “social experiments.” 

Charlamagne and Colbert came together after they realized they were both from South Carolina and have a similar background. Colbert’s brother also taught at Charlamagne’s middle school.  

“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 said in a statement. “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 said, referring to where Charlamagne grew up. “I look forward to all the ways in which the fearless, peerless Charlamagne is going to change the game.” 

Tha God’s Honest Truth will also be executive produced by Aaron McGruder, the visionary artist behind The Boondocks, and will explore politics, pop culture and the socioeconomic status of the Black community in a satirical fashion.  

Charlamagne Tha God’s radio career began as him being the hilarious sidekick on Wendy Williams’ radio show. After leaving the show, he became a co-host of the widely popular program The Breakfast Club on Power 105.1 FM in New York.  

 

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