Charlamagne Tha God and Stephen Colbert to launch late night TV talk show on Comedy Central

Written by on July 21, 2021

Stephen Colbert with Lenard "Charlamagne" McKelvey on CBS Late Show.
Courtesy: Scott Kowalchyk for CBS

(CNBC) – Charlamagne Tha God, co-host of the popular morning radio show “The Breakfast Club,” is taking his unique brand of comedy and social commentary to late-night television.

The new TV show was co-created by CBS “Late Show” host Stephen Colbert.

“Tha God’s Honest Truth with Lenard ‘Charlamagne’ McKelvey” will debut on Comedy Central on Friday nights starting Sept. 17.

The show brings Colbert back to Comedy Central for the first since “The Colbert Report,” a satirical take on personality-driven political shows, ended its 11-season run in 2014.

This week, Colbert teased a return to the network, also owned by CBS parent company ViacomCBS.

“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” runs weeknights on CBS.

Charlamagne has appeared on Colbert’s “Late Show” seven times since 2016, and the two developed a friendship over the years that’s culminated in their first business venture. “Tha God’s Honest Truth” will be executive produced by Aaron McGruder, creator of “The Boondocks,” a comic strip and show on Cartoon Network, which takes a satirical look at politics, pop culture, and socioeconomic status of the Black community.

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