If you think being the President is hard, imagine being Jesus. That’s the dilemma faced by Arkansas-born actor Gerald “Slink” Johnson, who plays Black Jesus on the Adult Swim show. The comedy, created by Boondocks writer/producer Aaron McGruder, which has predictably drawn protests from Christian groups is meant to be taken lightly, though some folks don’t quite see it that way.
Johnson says he approached the role as any actor/comedian would, trying to do the best he can with the role.
“It’s satire. It’s comedy. We’re having fun with it. The ratings are great. I really want to thank the fans. It’s Adult Swim’s number one show,” Johnson says. “I really want to thank the fans for the support.”