Adult Swim Adds Black Jesus to Summer Lineup

, writer and producer of the hit Adult Swim show The Boondocks, is releasing the new live-action comedy, Black Jesus. Set to premier on Thursday, August 7th, BJ is already shaping up be another McGruder success. The series stars the likes of (Chappelle Show), Corey Holcomb (Cleveland Show), (Bridesmaids), (The Boondocks), and newcomer Gerald “Slink” Johnson playing the role of Black Jesus.

The series is placed in present day Compton, CA where Jesus attempts to spread love and understanding to the streets. A group of downtrodden followers help Black Jesus with the tall task of bringing peace to the notoriously dangerous neighborhood. Expect Black Jesus to use a comedic lens tolook at race and community. Say your prayers and make sure to tune in August 7th at 11pm (ET)!


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Burdened by a name that garners many "unique" nicknames and compliments, Jason Steele likes to spend his time outside of work hiking with his pitbull/boxer mix, Hennessy. He also likes to attempt open mic standup comedy around Rochester NY, writing articles and short stories, and playing guitar. During his overnight work hours he spends his time stocking shelves and listening to a wide variety of comedy podcasts.


  1. YotaruVegeta

    July 21, 2014 at 8:18 am

    The trailer was Goddamn funny!

  2. AlliT

    July 21, 2014 at 11:14 am

    Girl: He alright, he Jesus
    Black Jesus:  I ain’t superman, that shit hurt!

  3. Dwayne Hoover

    July 21, 2014 at 2:13 pm

    Stoners score another really funny show.

  4. ziggyrotten

    July 21, 2014 at 4:00 pm

    Great! Anthony can play Pontius Pilate!

  5. cigarsNscotch

    July 21, 2014 at 5:39 pm

    He can turn water into malt liquor.