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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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Friday, November 20, 2015

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Series cast summary:
Gerald 'Slink' Johnson ...  Jesus 31 episodes, 2014-2018
Antwon Tanner ...  Jason 22 episodes, 2014-2018
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 »

Also Known As:

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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Brilliant
10 August 2014 | by TheEtherWalkSee all my reviews

Aaron Macgruder (The Boondocks) and Mike Clattenburg (Trailer Park Boys) team up to bring you what could be one of the freshest new comedy series in years. The basic premise of Black Jesus is as follows: An African- American male has apparently proclaimed himself to be Jesus and appears to perform miracles to his friends and neighborhood, such as turning water into Cognac. Most people around him accept that he is Jesus, but it's not clear if he really is or if he's a fraud, at least in the pilot episode. And it's not explained how Jesus came to be a typical black man living in South Central LA. And a typical black man he is. Beyond his constant attempts to help people and be a good person, preaching love and forgiveness, he's really a complete jackass to everyone and is totally oblivious to this fact. He uses typical urban slang like calling his bros pimps and catcalling women, he smokes all his friends weed, wastes their money, leeches off of people and generally he's just a lazy homeless bum. And this is why I think this show is brilliant. It gives his character a lot of room to develop, while providing an interesting commentary on both religion and racial stereotypes. And there's something uniquely hilarious about seeing a guy callously wasting his friend's mother's tax return money and then shrugging it off by saying that his friend still has the love grace and forgiveness of our Lord and Saviour. It's not really important whether he's actually Jesus or not because he's not supposed to be the hero. It's more of a cautionary tale. What they're trying to do with this show is try to tell us how to use religion and love, and power to be better people and make our world a better place, not use it for our own selfish ends like is so easy to do. I think our hero will eventually learn how to really be like Jesus, but it's more fun to watch him completely mess it up for a while. Lastly for all of the people calling this show blasphemous, I really don't think the creators intended this as an actual portrayal of Jesus, and I refer back to my theory that the character is actually a fraud. I'm sure they never meant it as an attack on Christianity or against the black community. It's a satire, so lighten up people!


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