‘Legends of Chamberlain Heights’ is an animated adult comedy show created by Brad Ableson, Mike Clements, Quinn Hawking, Josiah Johnson, and Michael Starrbury, and produced by Bento Box Entertainment. The show revolves around three high school basketball players namely Jamal (Hawking), Grover (Johnson), and Milk (Starbury), who are just benchwarmers trying to get along with a peer group.
The show airs on Comedy Central and first premiered on September 14, 2016. Naturally, there have been links drawn to ‘South Park’, the other animated offering from the network, that has blossomed into an allegory for current events. While ‘Legends of Chamberlain Heights’ has a long way to go to be in the same league as ‘South Park’, it has turned controversial, since bullying and violence are showcased for laughs, with racism, and sexism being deployed in certain scenes as well. Characters sell drugs on the sides of the roads and offer to bring drugs to parties. There is a lot of “beep” used to cover up the abusive language used on the show. The animated sitcom is a big no-no for kids, though adults might enjoy the grounded reality it tries to portray. If you ask me, the fact that the show has original music by renowned musician Erykah Badu is reason enough to give it a try.
Legends of Chamberlain Heights Cast & Characters: Who is in it?
The main characters of ‘Legends of Chamberlain Heights’ are Jamal, Grover, and Milk. These characters are based on actual former college basketball players, Quinn Hawking and Josiah Johnson, who also lend their voices. Quinn voices the characters of Jamal, Shamal, and Rodrigo, while Josiah lends his voice to Grover Cummings, Milk, and Shea Butta. Michael Starrbury voices Malik Cummings, and Jay Pharoah voices both Montrel Cummings and Pete.
If there is another season, we expect all these cast members to return and lend their voices to the characters we have become familiar with.
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Legends of Chamberlain Heights Plot: What is it about?
‘Legends of Chamberlain Heights’ is about three inner-city boys Jamal, Glover, and Milk, who are essentially benchwarmers on their high school basketball team. However, in the minds of these freshmen, they are already legends and they harbor dreams of earning the respect of their peers by going pro one day. With this as the premise, the show introduces us to a whole roster of characters. We see that Grover prays to Lebron James, his lord, and savior. His older brother always tries to get money for the strip club with pretexts of investments, but what is really funny is his younger brother Malik, who is too woke for his own good. Jamal makes designer drugs, while the third member, Milk, lands into trouble because he cannot stop pretending to be black.