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'Key & Peele' Showrunners Ian Roberts and Jay Martel Talk the Third Season, the Writing Process, and Metta World Peace

Key & Peele wraps up its third season next week, and the dynamic sketch show continues to work like a well-oiled machine, delivering an impressive and idiosyncratic mix of sketches with strong performances from creator-stars Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele and pitch-perfect cinematic aesthetics from director Peter Atencio. Comedy Central has renewed the show for a fourth season, and credit must also go to executive producers Jay Martel and Ian Roberts. As showrunners, Martel — a television, film, and theater writer known for Strangers with Candy — and Roberts — writer, producer, UCB founder who executive produced Players on Spike TV with Martel — unite the disparate players around a common vision, oversee the writing staff, [...]

Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart Join Forces for 'Get Hard'

Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart are attached to star together in Get Hard, a new comedy movie that Warner Brothers is in talks to acquire, Deadline reports. In the movie, Ferrell will play a bank manager being sent to maximum security prison for a crime he didn't commit, and Hart will be the street-smart guy he hires to toughen him up in his last 30 days of freedom before being put behind bars. The Upright Citizens Brigade's Ian Roberts and writing partner Jay Martel, who are the showrunners and executive producers on Comedy Central's Key & Peele, wrote the script. Will Ferrell's company Gary Sanchez will produce. The [...]