Posts tagged as key & peele

'Key & Peele' Bosses Ian Roberts and Jay Martel to Showrun Alison Brie's TV Land Pilot

Ian Roberts and Jay Martel, who have been showrunners on Comedy Central's Key & Peele since the show began, and now they're looking to do that same job on another comedy. Deadline reports that Roberts and Martel have been hired as showrunners on Teachers, a TV Land comedy pilot executive produced by Alison Brie. The pilot is based on the web series of the same name, following an eccentric group of elementary school teachers. The show, like the web series, stars the iO Chicago-based sketch/improv group The Katydids (made up of Caitlin Barlow, Katy Colloton, Cate Freedman, Kate Lambert, Katie O’Brien and Katie Thomas).

'This Is the End', 'Parks and Rec', and 'Key & Peele' Nominated for the 2014 American Comedy Awards

Nominations came out today for the American Comedy Awards, and This Is the End, Parks and Recreation, Key & Peele, and more all scored nominations. The American Comedy Awards ran from 1987 to 2001 before being discontinued, but NBC announced in October that the awards are being resurrected after 13 years away and that they'll be broadcasting them. Voting is open to the public, and you can cast your vote on the show's 19 categories, including categories for standups and web videos, by visiting the awards' official website or their Facebook page.

The American Comedy Awards' TV and movie nominations are pretty spot-on and more in [...]

Key & Peele React to 'SNL's Diversity Issue

Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele, stars of Comedy Central's sketch show Key and Peele, did an interview with THR in which they discussed SNL's recent diversity issue:

PEELE: I think everyone sees what's going on, which is Lorne Michaels has a history of relating to white men, and it is a field where there are a disproportionate amount of whacky white guys. But the truth of the matter is, we have so many friends who are African-American women who are straight-up ready that it doesn't really hold water to us.

KEY: That would be our opinion. But we run in different circles than Lorne Michaels does, if you can [...]

This Week in Comedy: 'Jeselnik Offensive' and 'Totally Biased' Got the Axe, and Judd Apatow is Making a Movie with Key & Peele

The Jeselnik Offensive and Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell were both canceled this week following low ratings.

-NBC has ordered a pilot for a new variety show starring Maya Rudolph, and they're airing it as a primetime special in February after the Winter Olympics.

Judd Apatow is making a movie with Key and Peele.

NBC has decided to give Last Comic Standing another shot.

-We interviewed Joan Rivers about In Bed with Joan, Natasha Leggero about Tubbin' with Tash, and Chris Elliot and Maria Thayer about Eagleheart.

-There was another "Andy Kaufman is alive" hoax, apparently organized by [...]

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 & Peele Are Producing a Web Series for Maker Studios

Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele are working on a new digital series. Variety reports that the Comedy Central duo are producing Ithamar Has Nothing to Say for YouTube network Maker Studios. The six-episode series will star Ithamar Enriquez, an alum of Second City Chicago who has guest starred on Key & Peele and Arrested Development, and it'll feature Key and Peele as guest stars in one episode. Ithamar is also produced by Principato-Young and comedian Frank Caeti.

Each episode finds Enriquez trying to fit into different facets of American culture, with him not uttering a single word. Episodes involve him trying to fit in at a cool coffee shop, [...]

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 [...]

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.

Comedy Central Renews 'Key & Peele' and 'Drunk History' for Another Season Each

Comedy Central announced renewals for two of its most popular shows today: Key & Peele and Drunk History. This will mark the fourth season for Key & Peele, the sketch show from comedians Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele that is currently airing its third season, and the second for Drunk History, Derek Waters's inebriated historical reenactment series, which debuted this summer. The new seasons of both shows are set to air in 2014. Comedy Central's announcement did not mention how many episodes they've ordered for each show.

'Key & Peele's Vandaveon and Mike Are Back

Everyone's favorite TV critics/future TV writers Vandaveon and Mike have returned to spitball some ideas for the third season of Key & Peele, which starts up September 18th. Vadaveon and Mike will definitely have jobs on the show by then.

'Kroll Show's Second Season Evolves Into "Sketch-uational Comedy"

As far as character showcases go, it doesn't get much more elaborate than Kroll Show.

When Nick Kroll's sketch series on Comedy Central returned for its second season in January, it was clear that he had set his sights firmly on the pseudo-celebrity culture of reality television, with a lineup of characters inspired by the most despicable monsters that crawled out of the Jersey Shore and Real Housewives muck: the Guido womanizer Bobby Bottleservice, the psychopathic publicists of "PubLIZity," the man-child toilet-baby C-Czar, the self-destructively vain Rich Dicks, etc. But if the first season served to introduce the freakshow, the second season unleashed them out into [...]

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 & 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, [...]

Metta World Peace Joins 'Key & Peele' for a Mind-Bending Halloween Special

Key & Peele's Halloween episode airs tomorrow night on Comedy Central, and in this Twilight Zone-esque preview, NBA star Metta World Peace delivers some trippy ideas from his Metta World News desk.