Charlamagne Tha God is making major moves!
For, it’s just been announced that the much-loved media maestro has been snapped up by Comedy Central to host a weekly talkshow.
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The Breakfast Club co-host will front the new series solo.
Its format is touted as being a weekly half-hour show, which focusses on current affairs and Pop culture.
Word is that it’s set to launch before the year’s end and is being pencilled in to coincide with the run-up to the US presidential election.
The partnership reunites Charlamagne with Chris McCarthy, president of the Entertainment and Youth Group at Comedy Central parent company ViacomCBS. Their previous outings together include MTV2‘s ‘Guy Code,’ ‘Charlamagne & Friends’ and ‘Uncommon Sense.’
Speaking on the new show, McCarthy said:
“Charlamagne’s voice is very right for today. It’s fresh and real and resonating in a way that very few can do.”
Charlamagne himself added:
“Giving me a TV deal, almost ten years ago, didn’t really make any sense. I was a radio guy. It’s easy to say, ‘You know what? I think Charlamagne Tha God needs a talk show’ now. But almost ten years ago for him to have that vision, that did a lot for me. A lot of my success right now is because of those looks that I got on MTV2 and Viacom at the time. And none of that would’ve happened if it wasn’t for Chris.”
As for the exact format of the show, details are being kept under wraps. However, the star did offer the following tease:
“I love John Oliver every week, I love Bill Maher every week. There’s something to be said about sitting back and being able to observe everything that happened in a week and then come in say, ‘You know what? This is what I want to touch on.’
But I’m not going to be on here trying to rehash the whole week. Like, no. That’s not what I’m here for. I want to talk about the things that can actually impact somebody’s life, in a real way — the things that can actually help move the culture forward.”
The show sees the star join a roster that includes Trevor Noah’s ‘The Daily Show.’