The popular radio host has posted a late night talk show on Comedy Central.
“Tha God’s Honest Truth With Lenard ‘Charlamagne’ McKelvey” is a weekly half-hour show that premieres September 17.
The show will revolve around Charlamagne’s “culturally fluid take on social issues” and will feature sketches, interviews and “social experiments”.
A press announcement for the show described it as “redemptively comical, refreshingly unfiltered and unashamedly black” with nothing “banned”.
It also marks a return to Comedy Central for the show’s executive producer, Stephen Colbert, who began his network talk show career as a correspondent for “The Daily Show.”
Chris McCarthy, a longtime MTV executive who now oversees Comedy Central in his role as president-CEO of MTV Entertainment Group, will also work on the project that will reunite him with Charlamagne.
“This is one of those times when I can show you better than I can tell you,” Charlamagne said in a statement. “This is the third talk show Chris McCarthy has done with me and those shows have prepared me for this opportunity.”
Charlamagne also proclaimed “My South Carolina brothers Stephen Colbert” as “the ultimate cosign in the late night space” and stated: “We’re going to win an Emmy next year for the best lighting direction, I can feel it!!!”
The co-host of “The Breakfast Club” had previously appeared on MTV comedy game shows “Guy Court” and “Guy Code” and also hosted the network’s short-lived talk show “Charlamagne & Friends”.
“Tha God’s Honest Truth With Lenard ‘Charlamagne’ McKelvey” has a diverse writer’s room. Showrunner Rachael Edward and ‘The Boondocks’ creator Aaron McGruder will also serve as executive producers.