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Jordan Peele Plays Stan Lee in This Sneak Peek of 'Key and Peele' Season 4

At Comic-Con yesterday, Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele revealed one of their sketches from the upcoming fourth season of Key and Peele premiering on September 24th, which — fittingly for Comic-Con — shows Peele as Marvel's Stan Lee. They duo also revealed that they're developing a movie (aside from their project with Judd Apatow) called Keanu, and Peele gave only one hint about what it's about: "Keanu is a kitten."

How 'SNL' Addressed Race in Season 39, as Shown in 11 Sketches

With SNL's 39th season coming to a close, we're taking a look at the past season with a series of posts examining the highs, lows, and other memorable moments from the past eight months. Here, we look at the show's shifting tone on race over the arc of this season.

This has not been an easy year for SNL to talk about race. From the moment the show announced its six new cast members — the largest turnover in more than a decade — and viewers noticed that not one of them was a person of color, SNL once again became a target of progressive viewers calling for the cast to [...]

'Late Night' Writer Amber Ruffin: Key and Peele Are "Destroying Black Stereotype Character Humor"

"Key and Peele have done more for black America than anyone would be willing to give them credit for. They forced the people who see black people as less than to see them as equal. … They are destroying black stereotype character humor."

- Late Night with Seth Meyers writer Amber Ruffin in a new interview with WNYC on race and comedy.

'Key & Peele's Fourth Season Expanded to 22 Episodes and Animated Spinoff Is Moving Forward

Key and Peele's upcoming season is getting expanded to more episodes and moving forward with a possible spinoff. According to THR, Comedy Central has confirmed that the show's fourth season will be 22 episodes long and include two best-of episodes. This will make Key and Peele's longest season order yet compared to the last three seasons (8, 10, and 13, respectively).

In other Key and Peele updates, Comedy Central has also confirmed news of the animated Vandaveon and Mike spinoff series Peele mentioned to TV Line back in the summer, which the network is currently developing with the duo. The series follows the main characters as 12-year-old [...]

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 and Peele's Phil Jackson Is "Mr. Popular"

Here's a the debut episode of Mr. Popular, a new web series from Above Average that was created by and stars Key and Peele writer and Chris Gethard Show alum Phil Augusta Jackson. New episodes of the six-episode series drop every Thursday, starring Jackson as a popular guy who confidently dances down the street to funk music while silently greeting his friends.

Key and Peele Are Officially Two of the World’s Most Influential People

Time magazine unveiled its new list of the world's 100 most influential people, which includes both Late Night host Seth Meyers as well as Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele. Meyers's longtime SNL collaborator Amy Poehler was tasked with writing his profile and called him "the best listener on television," while Judd Apatow wrote Key and Peele's profile titled "The New Faces of Funny." From Apatow's writeup, where he references his upcoming film project with the duo:

"We are writing a screenplay together, and I hope one day we make a movie. But regardless, every time I leave a meeting with them, I feel like I have [...]

'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 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.

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.

Key and Peele Are Introducing Hillary Clinton's Anger Translator in Their New Season

Luther, President Obama's anger translator, was one of the first characters to blow up virally from Key and Peele. So it's only natural that the duo are set to introduce a similar anger translator for Hillary Clinton, the presumed Democratic frontrunner in the next election. Peele himself told Vulture that he's "99 percent" sure the new character will make the cut, saying: Whereas Michelle’s translator Contendra felt like she owned a beauty salon, maybe somewhere on Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta, I think Hillary’s translator would be more trailer bait. We’re thinking deep Arkansas good ol’ gal who does not censor herself.

Sounds pretty perfect. The fourth season [...]

'High Maintenance,' 'Getting Doug with High,' and More to Air on Pluto.tv's Channel 420 This Sunday

Pluto.tv, a new and free online television platform, is celebrating 4/20 by airing 24 hours filled with a bunch of stoner-friendly comedy and other entertaining eye candy on their Channel 420. The daylong block of programming starts right at midnight on 4/20 and includes episodes of High Maintenance, Getting Doug with High, and more. Click through for the full lineup per Pluto.tv's press release:

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.

How Director Peter Atencio Acts as the Unsung, Essential Third Member of 'Key and Peele'

How Peter Atencio (@Atencio) acts as the unsung, essential third member of 'Key and Peele' #url#