Actor Hank Azaria’s New Comedy Show Blasphemously Attacks Jesus

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Perhaps to pay back his sins from his time on “The Simpsons,” actor Hank Azaria is now taking grotesque pot shots at Christianity in his new IFC show “Brockmire.”

Azaria engendered quite a bit of criticism last year for voicing the character Apu on “The Simpsons,” some arguing his depiction of the South Asian man was an offensive caricature.

In this week’s episode of his IFC show, a comedy about baseball announcer Jim Brockmire, played by Azaria, the 54-year-old actor’s character darkens the doors of a Catholic Church alongside his co-worker Gabby.

Moments after the doors of the church are closed, they burst open once again as Brockmire and Gabby are quickly ushered out of the building, jeers following them.

“Why did you bring up the Holocaust?” Gabby, played by Tawny Newsome, asks Azaria’s character.

In response, Brockmire declares, “Well, the priest is the one who brought up a benevolent God. I thought that called for a rebuttal witness.”

“No,” Gabby replies, “you called Jesus the mayor of Auschwitz.”

“Well, I don’t wanna work with some thin-skinned God who can’t handle a little criticism,” Brockmire shot back.

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Source: Faithwire