The actual happiest person last night was Keegan-Michael Key

It’s hard to imagine anyone happier than Jordan Peele after last night’s Oscars. His script for Get Out, a movie he said he stopped writing about 20 times because he thought it “wasn’t going to work,” won the award for Best Original Screenplay, making Peele the first black filmmaker to receive that honor. But, after…

Key & Peele’s classic “best friend” sketch gets soaring musical accompaniment

A huge part of the comic appeal of Key & Peele’s “best friend” sketch, in which a stereotypically terse male hangout is interrupted by one guy singing an ode of magisterial fealty to his pal, is the sincerity in Jordan Peele’s performance, the practiced earnestness of his singing and the way woodwinds and treacly…

On The Late Show, Keegan-Michael Key turns Luther loose in the age of Trump

Keegan-Michael Key was the big guest on Tuesday’s Late Show With Stephen Colbert, and why wouldn’t he be? Apart from being the taller, balder half of one of the best sketch shows ever, Key is—like his comedy life partner Jordan Peele—killing it at essentially everything he does these days. There to promote his new…

Night After Night to @midnight: An oral history of Comedy Central (Part 2)

Previously in our oral history of Comedy Central: Comedy kingdoms united, South Park rose, and The Daily Show spoke truth to power. In this installment: Dave Chappelle conquers the world (then abdicates his throne), a visit from the Reno Sheriff’s Department, Stephen Colbert introduces the world to “truthiness,” the …

Watch Key and Peele do an interview while eating increasingly hot wings

Proving there’s truly a place for everything on the internet, it turns out there’s a YouTube show on which celebrities answer interview questions while eating increasingly spicy hot wings. Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele are the latest performers to visit First We Feast’s Hot Ones show, where they’re on hand to…

Instead of a true reboot, The Muppets “make a few tweaks to our show that make us happy”

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At first, the brief opening theme to ABC’s The Muppets appears to be exactly the same as when we last checked in on Jim Henson’s creations: Kermit walks to craft services for some coffee, only to see his coworkers swarm the table and pick over the refreshments in hyper-speed until there’s nothing left. Right as he’s…

Key and Peele to provide live commentary about Sunday’s “big game”

With Super Bowl 50 now only five days away, it’s time to prepare ourselves for all of the competitive advertising and related content, while also hoping for the introduction of another awkwardly-dancing killing machine at halftime (no, not Katy Perry). There will of course be several sanctioned spots from automakers…

Key & Peele go all John Wick in search of a missing cat in the Keanu red-band trailer

Keanu, the first film from Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele after the end of their much-loved Comedy Central sketch show Key & Peele is a tale of deception, danger, lawlessness, valor—and a kitten in a do-rag. When Peele’s character gets dumped by his girlfriend, he finds solace in the soft fur of an adorable…

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