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Aaron McGruder’s Controversial ‘Black Jesus’ Hits Adult Swim on Aug. 7

“Are you ready for Black Jesus?”

Tonight Adult Swim will premiere Aaron McGruder‘s already controversial Black Jesus, and we can’t wait to see what all the fuss is about.

Adult Swim's 'Black Jesus'

Adult Swim’s ‘Black Jesus’

The Boondocks creator has conservative groups fuming over his foul-mouthed live-action comedy, which centers on Jesus, who lives in present-day Compton, California, where he and his small group of followers are on “a mission to spread love throughout the neighborhood.”

Watch: Black Jesus Extended Trailer

The hilarious cast is led by Gerald “Slink” Johnson (Grand Theft Auto V), Charlie Murphy (Are We There Yet), Corey Holcomb (The Cleveland Show) and John Witherspoon (The Boondocks / The First Family), Kali Hawk (Couples Retreat), and Andra Fuller (L.A. Complex).

The show is executive-produced by Aaron through his 5 Mutts Productions, along with writer/director Mike Clattenberg (Trailer Park Boys) and LEG Media’s Norman Aladjem and John Bravakis.

Check out the show’s episode guide and descriptions via and tune into Adult Swim tonight and every Thursday night at 11/10c:

  • Episode 1: Break Bread – Black Jesus hits up his friends on the cell to break bread and maybe have some barbecue.
  • Episode 2: The Cure – The prince of peace deals with some haters.
  • Episode 3: Gluttony – Because Black Jesus loves his neighbor, he has to lay some truth about his neighbor’s fat ass.
  • Episode 4: In the Club – Black Jesus clarifies the limitations on turning the other cheek.
  • Episode 5: Nice Ass Yeans – Black Jesus wonders which brothers are willing to be his keeper.
  • Episode 6: Parking Lot – Black Jesus gets no love from Tubesteak’s crew.
  • Episode 7: Riding Sweet – Even Jesus needs to think about how he can make himself a better person.
  • Episode 8: Steve Jobs – The true secret of Apple’s success is revealed.
  • Episode 9: Thugs for the Lord – Black Jesus and Tupac recently had an important conversation about violence in the world.
  • Episode 10: Water into Henny – Black Jesus is very frustrated with the lack of gratitude shown to his miracles
  • Episode 11: Wii – Tough person to beat at Wii Tennis?