“Black Jesus” is a new comedy from “The Boondocks” creator Aaron McGruder and the season premiere aired Thursday night (Aug 7) on Adult Swim.

The show finds Jesus (Gerald “Slink” Johnson) living in present day Compton, CA on a daily mission to spread love and kindness throughout the neighborhood with the help of his small but loyal group of downtrodden followers.

In the first episode, “Smokin’ Drinkin’ And Chillin,” the gang talks Jesus into coming along on a drug buy financed by Boonie’s mom.

Watch “Black Jesus” Episode 1 Above