Welcome to our column Sketch Anatomy, where we ask some of our favorite television writers to choose any sketch — one they personally wrote or one from history they find particularly hilarious, notable, or underappreciated — to learn from a writer's perspective what separates a successful sketch from the rest.
For this week's installment of Sketch Anatomy we spoke with writer and comedian Alex Blagg, who currently serves as co-creator and executive producer of @midnight, which recently earned a whopping 40-week renewal from Comedy Central. Blagg chose the season 3 Key and Peele sketch "Insult Comic" that aired in October 2013 — six months before the comic [...]
Here's the first clip from the new season of Drunk History, which starts up on Tuesday, July 1st alongside season two of Nathan For You. In the above historical recollection by comedian Allan McLeod, groundbreaking African-American chemist Percy Julian (played by Jordan Peele) combats racism, writes some controversial letters, and invents a long list of important stuff.
Only a few days after winning a Peabody Award, comedy duo Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele have signed on to produce the Police Academy reboot, THR reports. The last update on the reboot came when first-time director Scott Zabielski (Tosh.0) signed on to direct in 2012, but he has since parted ways with the project. According to the latest update, Key and Peele have now joined original Police Academy producer Paul Maslansky for the reboot, though it hasn't been announced yet whether they will be starring in it as well. Here's what Maslansky told THR of the reboot back in 2010:
"It's going to be very [...]
Comedy Central duo Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele are joining the cast of FX's TV adaptation of the Coen Brothers' movie Fargo, EW reports. The two stars of the Comedy Central sketch show Key & Peele, which wrapped up its third season in December, will appear in the final four episodes of Fargo's 10-episode limited run as FBI partners Bill Budge (Key) and Webb Pepper (Peele).
Set to debut on April 15th, Fargo will follow different characters and a different case from the Oscar-winning movie that inspired it but it will keep the movie's subject matter and tone. Billy Bob Thornton, Colin Hanks, Martin Freeman, Bob Odenkirk, Kate [...]
Jordan Peele and Keegan-Michael Key were on The Arsenio Hall Show last night, and when Arsenio mentioned that he was a big fan of their valet characters, they jumped into character and took over his studio to show their enthusiasm for Harlem Nights and Coming to America. Below, they give a brief history of their relationship, tried another version of their "Soul Food" sketch, and plot to get their hands on Arsenio's show.