Key & Peele Talk Shop

“We love Mitchell and Webb and I love Fry and Laurie. We thought it’d be cool if it was called our last names, like a comedy team, and we had bounced around Keegan and Jordan, and Jordan and Keegan. It felt like Keenan and Kel, or felt like Malcolm and Eddie… It felt like, ‘Oh, these two guys are going to be oddballs, and one’s probably really fastidious, and the other one’s probably a slacker.’ It felt like that instead of a sketch show.”

Keegan-Michael Key shares how the name Key & Peele came to be in an in-depth interview he and comedy partner Jordan Peele gave to The A.V. Club, covering their writing process, why they get along so well, and of course, Obama and Luther.

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