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Charlamagne Tha God’s ‘big get’ interview: YA author Judy Blume

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“Tha God Honest Truth” and featured sketches, social experiments and A-list guests, including Vice President Kamala Harris.It’s back now as “Comedy Central’s Hell of A Week with Charlamagne Tha God,” with Josh Lieb, a former executive producer of “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,” brought on board to help steer the ship.Charlamagne (aka Lenard McKelvey) — a radio Hall of Famer who co-hosts the nationally syndicated “The Breakfast Club” on Power 105.1 with DJ Envy and Angela Yee — spoke to The Post about “Hell of A Week” and about its mission going forward.Why was the show rebranded?The rebrand is literally because that’s what corporate wanted.

They do these focus groups and research groups and testings … “Hell of a Week” reads more like a weekly late-night talk show than “Tha God’s Honest Truth.” I’m always a student and trying to learn and I’m also trying to win — so if the network comes to me and says, “We think that with a tweak like this more viewers will come to the show and realize it’s a weekly late-night talk show” … I’m gonna trust the experts.Will the focus on a panel format impact the way you host the show?“I actually think [the panel format] makes me looser because I really do enjoy conversations in a community and I love … exchanging ideas and debating.

I never want my perspective to be the only perspective; I want other people’s input and debate. That’s where you get a lot of education sometimes, and I think it will be more beneficial for me and for the viewers at home.Was Josh Lieb brought on to take the show in a different direction?No.

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