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Black Jesus 

TV-MA | | Comedy | TV Series (2014– )
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The hi-jinks of a street-smart savior living in modern-day Compton, on a mission to spread love and kindness throughout the crime-ridden L.A. neighborhood with his small group of followers.
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Series cast summary:
Gerald 'Slink' Johnson ...  Jesus 31 episodes, 2014-2019
Antwon Tanner ...  Jason 22 episodes, 2014-2019
Charlie Murphy ...  Vic 21 episodes, 2014-2015
John Witherspoon ...  Lloyd 21 episodes, 2014-2015
Kali Hawk ...  Maggie 21 episodes, 2014-2015
Corey Holcomb ...  Boonie 21 episodes, 2014-2015
Andra Fuller ...  Fish 21 episodes, 2014-2015
Andrew Bachelor ...  Trayvon 21 episodes, 2014-2015
Angela Elayne Gibbs ...  Ms. Tudi 21 episodes, 2014-2015
Valenzia Algarin ...  Dianne 21 episodes, 2014-2015
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The hi-jinks of a street-smart savior living in modern-day Compton, on a mission to spread love and kindness throughout the crime-ridden L.A. neighborhood with his small group of followers.

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USA

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English

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7 August 2014 (USA) See more »

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Чёрный Иисус See more »

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In the first episode while jesus gets his van towed there is a piss jug, a reference to the shows director Mike Clattenburgs show Trailer Park Boys See more »

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Jesus: If you're going to take sky-diving lessons, you need to pay attention in class.
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Referenced in Keanu (2016) See more »

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I love 'Black Jesus'
6 September 2014 | by agonistSee all my reviews

'Black Jesus' is funny and has a good heart. Even though Christians might fear the worst from a TV show about a Jesus of color leading disciples in Compton, the show is in fact a tribute to the Gospels and in its own way spreads the Good News.

One of the keys to this show's success is its excellent cast, all of whom are funny and believable, with none more so than 'Black Jesus' himself. Miscasting the title role could easily have led this show to disaster, but the producers got it right. Maybe God Himself had a hand in picking Gerald Johnson because he brings a warmth and sincerity along with a streetwise credibility which makes 'Black Jesus' believable.

'Black Jesus' solves all his problems the way Real Jesus did, by praying, preaching, and practicing love and forgiveness, and in this way is a faithful tribute to the Gospels. What might offend some viewers is that 'Black Jesus' occasionally swears and smokes 'herb'.

I would counter this by saying two things. First, Jesus was a man of the people who spoke the language of the people, so swearing a bit doesn't seem unreasonable. Second, weed is a plant created by God that has a long, mostly harmless history, and since this is just a TV show, viewers should really just relax.

I am writing this review after the airing of episode five, so I can only hope – and pray – that 'Black Jesus' will continue to spread both laughter and the Good News for a long time to come.


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