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The Prophet Mohammad may be off-limits, but Comedy Central has no problem upsetting Christians, as their newly-announced development slate ably demonstrates. Be prepared for easily-mockable statement about comedy and danger, dear readers.
Amongst the 22 new series announced yesterday as being developed by the network is something called JC, which according to the Hollywood Reporter, is “an animated series about Jesus Christ… wanting to escape the shadow of his ‘powerful but apathetic father’ and live a regular life in New York.” Explaining away the potentially controversial nature of the half-hour series, the network’s head of original programming Kent Alterman said, “In general, comedy in its purest form always makes some people uncomfortable.”
The key, apparently, is in finding the comedy that discomforts people who won’t issue death threats.
Also coming from the network: Highideas, which will answer questions offered by stoners; This Show Will Make You High, a new sketch series from the Uptight Citizens’ Brigade, and Live Sex Show, a comedy show about sex.