Gerald "Slink" Johnson plays Jesus in Adult Swim's new comedy, "Black Jesus," which finds Jesus in the 'hood preaching love and kindness to the unheeding.  Photo courtesy Adult Swim

Gerald “Slink” Johnson plays Jesus in Adult Swim’s new comedy, “Black Jesus,” which finds Jesus in the ‘hood preaching love and kindness to the unheeding. Photo courtesy Adult Swim



By Luaine Lee

McClatchy-Tribune News Service

Aaron McGruder, author of the controversial and gut-funny comic, “Boondocks,” has teamed with Turner’s Adult Swim to create a live-action series dubbed “Black Jesus.”  In typical McGruder fashion, we find Jesus living in Compton, Calif. (South-Central L.A.) where he tries to spread love, kindness, generosity and peace in the ’hood.  Everybody pretty much ignores him – even when he turns bottled water into wine — except his trusted acolytes, a group of ragtag do-gooders.  Irreverent, twisted and hilarious, this is not for the meek.

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