The word of “God” arrives on late night television.
Charlamagne tha God brings the holy trinity of comedy, culture and social conscience to Comedy Central with a new talk show, “The Honest Truth From God”.
The weekly show, produced by Stephen Colbert, 57, is scheduled for September 17 at 10 p.m. EST. Filming will take place in New York.
“This is the show I’ve always wanted to do,” Charlamagne, 43, said while announcing the upcoming project on his syndicated morning radio show “The Breakfast Club” Thursday.
“God’s honest truth” will revolve around Charlamagne, real name Lenard McKelvey, and his “culturally fluid awareness of social issues,” according to Variety.
The half-hour program will also feature skits, interviews and social experiences.
But when Charlamagne’s radio co-hosts tried to get him to spoil his next show this week, the generally unbridled broadcaster refused to share the fuse.
Instead, former on-air media personality Wendy Williams, 57, simply responded to probes with a vague, “I can show you better than I can tell you.”
But a press ad offered fans more details, calling the show a “comedic, refreshingly unfiltered and shamelessly black redemptive” with nothing “off the record.”
Charlamagne’s debut in Comedy Central marked Colbert’s return to the network since the end of his satirically political “Colbert Report” in 2014.
The actors, both from South Carolina, have had a working relationship since Charlamagne first appeared on Colbert’s “Late Show” in 2016.
“My brothers from South Carolina, Stephen Colbert, are the ultimate co-signer in the late night space and he wouldn’t co-sign any bulls!” Charlamagne said in a statement regarding his new concert. “We’re going to win an Emmy next year for best lighting direction. I can feel it !!! “
Rachael Edwards, producer and showrunner of “Nick Cannon Presents: Wild ‘N Out” and “The Boondocks” creator Aaron McGruder will join Colbert as executive producers.