The popular radio host has landed a late night talk show on Comedy Central.
“Tha God’s Honest Truth with Lenard ‘Charlemagne’ McKelvey” is a weekly half-hour show that premieres on September 17.
The show will revolve around Charlemagne’s “culturally fluent take on social issues” and will feature sketches, interviews and “social experiments”.
A press announcement for the show described it as “redemptively comedic, refreshingly unfiltered, and unapologetically black”, with nothing “out of bounds”.
It also marks a return to Comedy Central for show executive producer Stephen Colbert, who began his talk show career on the network as a correspondent on “The Daily Show.”
Longtime MTV executive Chris McCarthy, who now oversees Comedy Central as president-CEO of MTV Entertainment Group, will also work on the project, which reunites him with Charlemagne.
“This is one of those moments where I can tell you I can show you better,” Charlemagne said in a statement. “Chris McCarthy has done this third talk show with me and those shows have prepared me for this opportunity.”
Charlemagne hailed “My South Carolina Brother Stephen Colbert” as “the ultimate cosine in a late night space” and declared “We are going to win an Emmy next year for Best Lighting Direction I Feel It!!! “
The co-host of “The Breakfast Club” previously had gigs on the MTV comedy game shows “Cow Court” and “Cow Code” and also hosted the network’s short-lived “Charlemagne and Friends” talk show.
“Tha God’s Honest Truth with Lenard ‘Charlemagne’ McKelvey” features a diverse writers’ room. Showrunner Rachel Edwards and “The Boondocks” creator Aaron McGruder will serve as executive producers.