Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Charlamagne Tha God to Host Talk Show on Comedy Central

Charlamagne Tha God
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*Amid rumors that Charlamagne Tha God may be leaving The Breakfast Club, comes word that the popular DJ has inked a deal with Comedy Central for his own show this fall.

According to Vulture, Charlamagne is still negotiating the details of the half hour talk show, with topics ranging from current events and cultural issues. 

No title has officially been set yet.

The goal is reportedly for the show to premiere ahead of the 2020 presidential election. 

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Here’s more from The Blast:

This deal also gets Charlamagne to work with Chris McCarthy, who is the president of the Entertainment and Youth Group at Comedy Central’s parent company ViacomCBS. Charlamagne and McCarthy worked together on ‘Guy Code’ on MTV 2, ‘Charlamagne & Friends,’ and ‘Uncommon Sense.’ He continues to praise Charlamagne after this latest announcement as he 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 previously revealed that he and McCarthy have been plotting this show since last year.

“Giving me a TV deal, almost ten years ago, didn’t really make any sense,” Charlamagne said. “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.”

Charlamagne took to Instagram this week to gush about his Comedy Central opportunity, writing: “GOD really is great to me. Blessed, Black, and Highly Favored Forever. Thank You @comedycentral.”

Ny MaGee
Ny MaGee is a screenwriter and freelance reporter from Chicago -- currently living in Los Angeles and covering A-list entertainment for various outlets, including Emmys.com. She has worked for: Miramax, MTV & VH1, The Jim Henson Company, Hallmark Channel, Paramount Pictures, and for iconic indie film producer Roger Corman.

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