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Key and Peele Are Producing a 'Police Academy' Reboot

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 [...]

Key and Peele to Play Recurring Characters on FX's 'Fargo'

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 [...]

Key and Peele's Valets Went Crazy for Arsenio Halls

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.

Key & Peele's Valets Love Sandra Bullock

Jordan Peele and Keegan-Michael Key stopped by The Tonight Show on Friday and had the good fortune to follow Sandra Bullock, as Bullocks herself is the centerpiece of this upcoming Key & Peele sketch involving the show's popular, name-skewing valets. So far, Key and Peele have a pretty good track record of people enjoying their sketches about them.

Watch a Trailer for Season 3 of 'Key & Peele,' Premiering Sept. 18

Here's a brand new trailer for the upcoming third season of Key & Peele, set to premiere Wednesday, September 18th, on Comedy Central. The third season consists of 13 episodes, more than the show has ever done in one season before, and Comedy Central announced that guest stars this year will include Andy Daly, Jack McBrayer, Jason Schwartzman, Natasha Leggero, Colin Hanks, Malcolm-Jamal Warner, Gabriel Iglesias, Metta World Peace, James Callis, David Giuntoli, Freddie Wong, and a singing zombie.

'Key and Peele' Wins a Peabody Award

The 73rd Annual Peabody Awards were announced this morning, and among the recipients was Comedy Central's own Key and Peele. On the Peabody website, they bestow some high praise on the show creators and stars: "It's like Abbott and Costello Meet Richard Pryor when the duo of Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele fearlessly apply their mischievous minds and satirical savvy to racially aware sketches both broad and incisive." The awards ceremony will be on May 19th in New York and televised for the first time on the Pivot network.

Key & Peele's Valets Finally Meet Their Hero, Liam Neesons

Here's a new sketch from Comedy Central's Key & Peele, in which their Liam Neesons-obsessed valet characters finally meet the real Liam Neesons and react just as you'd expect them to when in the presence of their hero.

Key and Peele Are Comedy Central's Impartial Judges of Racism

Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele were the guests on The Daily Show last night, and their timing was fortuitous. Jessica Williams, Jason Jones and Aasif Mandvi were struggling to judge the inherent racism of several recent race-related incidents, but luckily Key and Peele were on hand for some sensible adjudication. Below, also check out their interview with Jon, who clearly loves their show.

Key & Peele Introduce Mergatroid Skittle, More New Football Players on 'Conan'

Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele appeared on Conan last night to promote the third season of Key & Peele, and premiere a sequel to their "East/West College Bowl" sketch about ridiculous football player names. And below, they talk about their early days at MADtv and act out for Conan what it's like when they meet an older fan. It involves singing.

Key and Peele Are Developing an Animated Show with Comedy Central

Key and Peele might be getting animated. The stars/creators of the Comedy Central sketch show, Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele, told TV Line during an interview at Comic-Con that they're developing an animated series with Comedy Central. "We'll see if it goes," Peele says. "It's not a definite thing." The hypothetical series follows 12-year-old versions of their characters Vandaveon and Mike, a pair of Key & Peele fans who outspokenly criticize the show on YouTube. "The premise would be that everyone in the school has different social media presences and everyone's trying to get famous and these guys are good-hearted but it's the same old, good old [...]

Key and Peele: Exclusion in Comedy Is the Same as Bullying

"To not make fun of something is, we believe, itself a form of bullying. When a humorist makes the conscious decision to exclude a group from derision, isn’t he or she implying that the members of that group are not capable of self-reflection? Or don’t possess the mental faculties to recognize the nuances of satire? A group that’s excluded never gets the opportunity to join in the greater human conversation."

- Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele in a new piece for Time magazine, in which they explain their role as comedians at a time when political correctness has become another form of bullying.

Watch Paul F. Tompkins and Key & Peele Have a Chat

Here's the latest episode of Paul F. Tompkins's internet talk show Speakeasy, and his guests this time around are Key & Peele stars/creators Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele. The three have a lovely conversation about how Key & Peele first met in Chicago, the danger of ironic racism, and a great story about a grandmother watching their show.

Judd Apatow Is Making a Movie with Key & Peele

Key & Peele stars Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele have signed a deal to write a movie with Judd Apatow, Deadline reports. There aren't too many details yet; Key and Peele will star in and executive produce the film, which will be produced by Apatow Productions. While he wouldn't talk about the movie's plot, Apatow said:

 “I love these guys because they are riotously, make you sick because you can’t stop laughing, funny. I think Key and Peele are capable of making the movie that America desperately needs right now.”

It's another piece of good news for Key and Peele, whose sketch show was just renewed for a fourth season.

Watch a Cool New Promo for 'Key & Peele' Season 3

Here's a promo for Key & Peele's upcoming third season, a music video set to Diplo's "Express Yourself," featuring Key & Peele characters like Obama and Luther, Karim and Jahar, Mr. Garvey, and more dancing at a club.