If you have yet to discover the comedy-duo, Key and Peele, you’re in for a humorous treat! Their Comedy Central series first aired on January 31, 2012. Before the release of the series, the two launched a web series to gain excitement for their upcoming show. Since then, Key & Peele has received millions of YouTube views, won a 2013 Peabody Award and was nominated for a 2013 Writers Guild Award. The show was nominated for an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Comedy Series, along with 5 Emmy nominations.
Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele had both worked on MADtv. Their Comedy Central series is chockful of goodies that will keep you laughing through your tears! The show is a seamless blend of stand-up comedy, short film sketches that is a cross between SNL-Saturday Night Live and In Living Color, with unique nuances only the duo can pull off. There is no topic untouched by these men.
Negrotown Sketch From Comedy Central
retrieved from Vanityfair.com:
Winner of a Peabody Award and nominated for a handful of Emmys, Key and Peele has been a critical and popular winner for Comedy Central since its debut, in 2012, and has been perhaps even more of a viral Internet phenomenon, with more than 600 million views on Comedy Central’s YouTube channel. There’s now talk of an animated spin-off series in development as well.
Both are funny; they alternate, balance, and catch each other like trapeze artists, and together they conquer. Of mixed race, the sons of black fathers and white mothers, Key and Peele—both are alumni of the Second City Chicago’s improv theater.
They nail one or two celebrity impersonations or novelty characters, and those become their niche, their shtick, their standbys, repeated week after week until they’re driven into the ground. Key and Peele, not so much a comedy team as a two-man troupe, occupy full bandwidth.
Joke of the Day:
A few minutes later a phone rings. The English man lifts his palm to his ear and begins talking. When he’s finished, he explains, “That was my mobile phone. I have a microchip in my hand.”
The Irishman is feeling very low tech and decides he has to do something just as impressive. So he steps out of the sauna and goes to the bathroom. He returns with a piece of toilet paper hanging from his butt. The others raise their eyebrows and stare at him. Finally the Irishman says, “Would you look at that? I’m getting a fax.”