The second term of Barack Obama will not be left to Saturday Night Live alone to satirize, as Comedy Central has just renewed Key & Peele for a third season. "Since Obama won re-election, it only seems fair that we would give Key & Peele another season," Comedy Central programming head Kent Alterman said in a statement that made explicit what we were just kind of goofily suggesting in the first sentence—that Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele's "Anger Translator" and "Obama: The College Years" sketches were instrumental to the show getting renewed—so thanks for spoiling our not all that humorous or unique observation with your little sort-of-joke, Mr. Comedy Central. Anyway, beyond its Obama-related viral hits, Key & Peele has actually been doing pretty well at the network, winning its time slot among men age 18 to 24, and averaging around 1.5 million viewers per episode. Those numbers only seem destined to go up in the next year, as so much more shit happens to Barack Obama that he won't get all that worked up about.
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