Stephen Colbert with Lenard “Charlamagne” McKelvey on CBS Late Present.
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Charlamagne Tha God, co-host of the favored morning radio present “The Breakfast Membership,” is taking his distinctive model of comedy and social commentary to late night time tv.
The brand new TV present was co-created by CBS “Late Present” host Stephen Colbert.
“Tha God’s Sincere Reality with Lenard ‘Charlamagne’ McKelvey” will debut on Comedy Central on Friday nights beginning Sept. 17.
The present brings Colbert again to Comedy Central for the primary since “The Colbert Report,” a satirical tackle character pushed political reveals, ended its 11-season run in 2014.
This week, Colbert teased a return to the community, additionally owned by CBS dad or mum firm ViacomCBS.
“The Late Present with Stephen Colbert” runs weeknights on CBS.
Charlamagne and Colbert, each from South Carolina, stated they bonded over their shared background. Colbert’s brother was additionally a trainer at Charlamagne’s center college.
“My South Carolina brethren Stephen Colbert is the last word co-sign within the late night time area and he would not co-sign no bull—-!” Charlamagne stated. “We’re going to win an Emmy subsequent 12 months for finest lighting course. I can really feel it!!!”
“For too lengthy, the city of Moncks Nook, South Carolina, has been underrepresented in late night time,” Colbert stated, referring to the place Charlamagne grew up. “I look ahead to all of the methods during which the fearless, peerless Charlamagne goes to vary the sport.”
Based on Wednesday’s launch from MTV networks, the weekly 30-minute program will showcase Charlamagne’s “culturally fluent tackle social points in a wide range of deep dives, sketches, and social experiments that deftly unpacks probably the most urgent matters permeating politics and tradition. Redemptively comedic, refreshingly unfiltered, and unapologetically Black, nothing is off limits.”
“That is a type of moments the place I can present you higher than I can let you know.” Charlamagne stated.
Charlamagne has appeared on Colbert’s “Late Present” seven instances since 2016, and the 2 developed a friendship over time that is culminated of their first enterprise enterprise. “Tha God’s Sincere Reality” can be govt produced by Aaron McGruder, creator of “The Boondocks,” a comic book strip and present on Cartoon Community, which takes a satirical have a look at politics, popular culture, and socioeconomic standing of the Black neighborhood.
“Tha God’s Sincere Reality” is the most recent deal in a rising media empire for Charlamagne.
Charlamagne gained nationwide consideration because the sidekick to radio character Wendy Williams. He is finest generally known as co-host of “The Breakfast Membership” based mostly out of Energy 105.1 FM in New York.