Stephen Colbert will be returning to the network that made him famous, Comedy Central, and this time he’ll do so as the co-creator and producer of a weekly talk show fronted by our very own Charlamagne the God, who’s long been one of the most influential and controversial voices in New York radio.
The series, titled Tha God’s Honest Truth with Lenard ‘Charlamagne’ McKelvey, will be Based in New York and the half-hour series is being billed as a "culturally fluent take on social issues, with a mix of deep dives, sketches and social experiments" — or, as a Viacom press release describes the show, “redemptively comedic, refreshingly unfiltered, and unapologetically Black, nothing is off limits.” Rachael Edwards (Wild ‘N Out) has been tapped as the series’ showrunner and MTV Entertainment Group’s president and CEO Chris McCarthy, is producing the series in house.
“This is the third talk show Chris McCarthy has done with me and those shows prepared me for this opportunity,” says Charlamagne now. “My South Carolina brethren Stephen Colbert is the ultimate cosign in the late night space and he wouldn’t cosign no bullshit! We are going to win an Emmy next year for best lighting direction I can feel it!!!”
Adds Colbert: “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.”
McCarthy calls Charlamagne “one of the most culturally significant voices of our time.” He continues: “His thought provoking and uninhibited observations both get under peoples’ skin and open their minds, which is why we are thrilled to be doing this show with him and equally thrilled to welcome back the Dean of Late Night to Comedy Central, Mr. Stephen Colbert.”
'Tha God’s Honest Truth with Lenard ‘Charlamagne’ McKelvey, is set to launch Friday, Sept. 17, at 10 pm 👏🏾📺👏🏾