Charlamagne tha God’s headed back to tv! Well that is if you don’t count Revolt TV, he’s now getting his own talk show on Comedy Central. Titled Tha God’s Honest Truth with Lenard ‘Charlamagne’ McKelvey, the show has Stephen Colbert serving as co-creator and executive producer debuting September 17th.
And it’s a perfect match to have these two working together given Colbert’s comedic talent, social and political interests which are similar to that of Charlamagne’s. This also serves as Colbert’s return to Comedy Central after The Colbert Report ended its 11 season run in 2014.
Both from South Carolina, Colbert’s brother was even a teacher 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. “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.”
MTV network’s press release about the 30 minute special described the show as “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 said. And Charlamagne’s been on The Colbert Report 7 times since 2016 so they’re well acquainted with each other.
And this adds to Charlamagne’s growing media empire from the recent announcements of the Black Effect Podcast Network in conjunction with iHeartMedia to amplify black voices, a partnership with Kevin Hart to create content for Amazon’s Audible brand and Black Privilege Publishing, a partnership with Atria Books at Simon & Schuster.