Comedy Central which messed its own shorts when some Muslim kid in his mom's basement sent a threatening email about South Park is now announcing a new sitcom about Jesus Christ. How brave.
Weasel Zippers reports:
As part of the network’s upfront presentation to advertisers, the network is set to announce “JC,” a half-hour show about Christ wanting to escape the shadow of his “powerful but apathetic father” and live a regular life in New York City.What a bunch of self righteous hypocrites. Whoa look how edgy they are to make fun of Jesus when pretty much everyone they know is doing the same exact thing? Wow! So brave.
In the show, God is preoccupied with playing video games while Christ, “the ultimate fish out of water,” tries to adjust to life in the big city.
“In general, comedy in purist form always makes some people uncomfortable,” said Comedy Central’s head of original programming Kent Alterman.
I'm sure the show will be irreverent and stupid and I really don't care about it one way or another. I just can't take these imbeciles talking about the role of comedy being to make people uncomfortable because the first time they were confronted over Islam and made uncomfortable they folded like a cheap tent.
So the role of comedy is to make people uncomfortable but the role of comedians is to be very very comfortable?