The Breakfast Club‘s Charlamagne Tha God, The Boondocks creator Aaron McGruder, Stephen Colbert are joining to produce a new late-night series called Tha God’s Honest Truth with ‘Charlamagne’ Tha God. Shadow and Act has the exclusive new teaser for the series below.
The weekly series will tackle social issues in, as the description states, “a variety of deep dives, sketches, and social experiments that deftly unpacks the most pressing topics permeating politics and culture.”
“Redemptively comedic, refreshingly unfiltered, and unapologetically Black, nothing is off limits,” reads the description. “Lenard ‘Charlamagne’ McIvey is bringing his influential, opinionated, thought-provoking perspective to late night.” The series will premiere Sept. 17 at 10 p.m. ET/9 p.m. CT on Comedy Central.
Charlamagne said in a prior statement how this series is the third he and MTV Entertainment Group President and CEO Chris McCarthy have worked on together. He also called Colbert “the ultimate cosign” as his “South Carolina brethren” and leader in late-night television.
“[H]e wouldn’t cosign no bulls**t!” He said. “We are going to win an Emmy next year for best lighting direction I can feel it!!!”
Colbert said, “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.”
McGruder also added that Charlamagne wants the show to “smack the audience upside the head every week and make sure they’re paying attention go the world around them.”
“He is keenly aware of the power of his voice and always looking to use it to maximum effect, which requires both talent and courage. I’m very excited to be a part of this project,” he said.
Aside from headlining The Breakfast Club, billed as “the most successful hip hop show in radio history,” Charlamagne has also written books Black Privilege: Opportunity Comes to Those Who Create It and Shook One: Anxiety Playing Tricks on Me. He is also the founder of the Mental Health Alliance (MWA), which helps Black people find support for mental health issues.