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NatGeo Orders Docu-Comedy 'History of the World' from 'Silicon Valley' Creators

The National Geographic Channel is giving comedy a try. Variety reports that the network has added a new show from Silicon Valley creators and former King of the Hill showrunners John Altschuler and Dave Krinsky called History of the World, which will "use sketch comedy, animation, puppetry, documentary and archival footage to explore weighty questions such as how the world came about, the evolution of man and the origins of spirituality, money, leisure time, sports, hygiene and entertainment." On the news, NatGeo exec Tim Pastore called the show "definitely outside of the box historically for National Geographic" then added: "Why not get a history lesson from the guys [...]

Jesus, You're Funny: 'Black Jesus' and the Long History of Comedic Messiahs

Wherever Aaron McGruder goes, controversy follows. Black Jesus, McGruder's new live-action Adult Swim show starring Gerald "Slink" Johnson as the title character, debuts tonight amid criticisms from Christians of what they view to be blasphemous material, based not on screenings of full episodes but on footage from an extended trailer Adult Swim posted on July 18.

McGruder's last show, the just-recently-ended Boondocks, offended practically everybody. Conservatives objected to The Boondocks' raunchy material, progressives found the show to be misogynist and homophobic, a few of the show's satirical targets didn't take kindly to being satirized and threatened to sue either McGruder or Adult Swim, and Boondocks viewers were offended [...]