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THE BRILLIANCE OF JOHN WITHERSPOON IN BLACK JESUS



It’s crazy to me that Black Jesus highlighted John Witherspoon and Charlie Murphy, both of whom have left us at this time.


I thought it was worth pointing some attention towards the brilliance of Witherspoon as Lloyd in Black Jesus. Witherspoon could have been the landlord character or anything but that he was the alcoholic vagrant was wild and interesting to me and was more testament to the man’s range. There’s an episode where Lloyd becomes the spokesman for Darby’s liquor that is a favorite of mine where Witherspoon plays one of the most exaggerated tragic and hilarious roles I’ve ever seen him in.


Tristan "Tanjint Wiggy" Acker is a staff writer for Zus Entertainment, a Jooseboxx and Untapped Hip-Hop contributor, and member of the Inland Empire, California based nerdcore hip-hop group the West Coast Avengers

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