I want to start by professing my love for Charlamagne tha God. I have always admired his candidness and dedication to making the subject of mental health more of a discussion and more accessible. He’s also a genuinely talented interviewer, who manages to ask tough questions while still being respectful.
So I was thrilled to hear he’s expanding his empire with a massive deal with Audible.
On Tuesday, Audible announced that Charlamagne and Kevin Hart are working together on a series of shows for the company. “The slate of episodic long-form Audible Originals will feature fiction and nonfiction scripted series from both emerging and high wattage superstar talent that the two entertainment giants personally source, cultivate and develop,” it said in a press release. “It will also include projects co-written and performed by Kevin and Charlamagne, as well as programs written and performed separately.”
Charlamagne also announced a chat show for Comedy Central in July. It’s not yet clear what these deals mean for Charlamagne’s contract with “The Breakfast Club” and its network, iHeartRadio. That contract is reportedly up at the end of the year.