Charlamagne tha God returns to late night television tomorrow with Hell of A Week. The radio personality will host a redesigned format of his previous show, with the Comedy Central network even opting to change the name of the original programme.
Charlamagne is reassuring viewers however, that they can expect a completely different feel this time, in comparison to his first season as an established late night host. According to Deadline, he said: “Last year I shared ‘THA GOD’S HONEST TRUTH’ about politics, culture and social issues but this year, I’m thinking enough shows talking about problems; I want to discuss solutions.”
“Regardless of if the conversation is politics, entertainment, or just some random f**k sh** going on in the culture, Hell of A Week will be a safe space for free speech and a safe space for comedy. Basically, if you don’t want to be ‘canceled,’ this isn’t the show for you.”
It cannot be left unsaid that this sudden decision to completely renovate a show with just one season on the air appears odd. According to online user reviews and the show’s current IMDb rating, Charlamagne’s late night hosting gig is not appeasing viewers.
The God’s Honest Truth, which only debuted last September, sits at a staggering 2.2/10 on IMDb.
It seems a large majority of the show’s critics see the hosts’ one dimensional political humour as the defining factor to it’s unattractive nature. One IMDB critic labelled the show “scripted” and “divisive”, urging the host to focus solely on his famed role on The Breakfast Club.
According to Black Enterprise, it seems the show has hired two new executive producers as the show attempts to display a new look and feel. The outlet also hinted at the likely removal of sketch and experiment segments which featured majorly in last season’s catalogue of episodes.
Late Show host, Stephen Colbert is expected to continue to produce the show behind the scenes, providing a more experienced role in the show’s day-to-day production. It sure seems Charlamagne could take some tips from wildly popular Late Show on CBS.
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