Comedy Central's Larry Wilmore Jokes About ‘CrossFit’ Jesus

February 4th, 2015 4:01 PM

Larry Wilmore, Stephen Colbert’s replacement, is fighting discrimination – with more discrimination?

During Comedy Central’s Feb. 2 “The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore,” the host focused on obesity “discrimination” to ask, “Should obesity be treated as a civil rights issue?” Citing rigorous physical fitness programs, Wilmore joked that even churches show off a “CrossFit” crucified Jesus.

“It’s tough being overweight in today’s society,” he admitted. “Even if you go to church, you see a P90X version of Jesus on the cross. Talk about CrossFit.”

He snickered, “Am I right, Christian ladies?”

A second later, he joked, “Okay, I’d like to issue an apology to my Christian ladies: ‘My mockery of Jesus, though accurate, was way out of line.’”

To continue his jesting, Wilmore then showed a picture of Jesus on the cross as a plump comedian Zach Galifianakis – instead of as “The Passion” star Jim Caviezel.

Comedy Central’s new late-night comedy show replaces the recently departed Stephen Colbert with Larry Wilmore, a former Daily Show correspondent. Wilmore debuted his new show January 19 – by obsessing over race.

Comedy Central boasts an addiction to Christian bashing. This past Christmas, for fun, Comedy Central created a “beef baby Jesus” with meat, feces and semen.

(Not) funny, considering how the hypocritical media steer clear of other faiths.