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Former MadTV Cast Members Launching New Sketch Series On Comedy Central (Watch Previews)

by Tambay A. Obenson
January 27, 2012 11:39 AM
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Key & Peele

News to me... Former MadTV cast members, Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele, are getting their very own sketch-comedy series on Comedy Central, scheduled to debut next week Tuesday, January 31, at 10:30pm EST.

Titled Key & Peele, the original sketch-comedy show will feature both comedian/actor/writers "used to being on the outside looking in," and will "examine life in a provocative and irreverent way, through a combination of filmed sketches and live stage segments."

I'm not familiar with their talents, so I can't offer any commentary on what you can expect from this new series. I just hope that they're funny! :)

I'll leave the opinions to those of you who have watched and know more about these felas and their abilities.

Watch 3 preview clips of the show below:

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  • Steve | February 6, 2012 7:42 PMReply

    I am a 53 year old white guy and watched this with my parents in Florida last week (just after seeing Mitt Romney, I think). We wet ourselves into our Depends. Great show -- can't wait for the next episode.

  • ok | January 28, 2012 11:19 PMReply

    you guys should give this show a chance, it reminds me of the dave chappelle show.

    it looks like they're going to do a lot of race stuff and some of it may be stereotypical but overall i think it'll be funny, the last commercial wasn't race related and that was mildly funny...

    i'm looking forward to it!

  • BluTopaz | January 28, 2012 8:53 PMReply

    I hoped this was about Debra Wilson. I'll pass. Even Wayne Brady (who I like) would think these 2 are some corny mofos.

  • Donella | February 1, 2012 2:11 PM

    I agree. Debra Wilson would have been a bonus to this show.

  • Troy | January 28, 2012 1:29 PMReply

    Every commercial they have is about race baiting. If they were authentic they would not be repeating themes and morphemes from early 90s black stand up. The incessant profanity laced comedian is less of an stereotype then these biracial guys looking to define their identity through the myriad of unarticulated stereotypes. The commercials; where do grown ass black men stand around on a corner and freestyle. Then Barack pulls up and says I'm the leader of the free world. I think they need to tap into their other races. Cause if you like that you watched Chocolate News and love Baracka Flocka Flame.

  • ska7triumph | January 27, 2012 9:46 PMReply

    I should hope that those of you hating on the show, due to the content of the ads and not the actual clips - for the show, for their segments on MadTV or Second City TV - would at least consider that Black folks can be funny in a myriad of aesthetics. Beyond the Tyler Perrys and usual race-baiting stand comics who USED TO have their own shows. If you're truly curious, do a little research on the fellas: NYTimes I believe has a profile on them. They're both biracial in background and have been inserting their upbringings into their comedy. Give it a shot - or not. And run back to having 40-something comments about Madea's latest story.

  • BONDGIRL | January 30, 2012 11:33 AM

    It is pure laziness to criticize every response to an offensive or just plain uncreative project with a Tyler Perry quip. Go deeper and maybe, just maybe you'll understand that black people can see cliched, one-note, trend-following (instead of prognosticating) humor for what attempt to upper-hand the upcoming In Living Color show with stereotypes devoid of a funny bone.

  • Ash | January 27, 2012 8:58 PMReply

    I saw commercials for this on Comedy Central and I decided this looks promising so I will watch it on Monday.

  • Laura | January 27, 2012 4:41 PMReply

    I saw the ads in the subway station. It said "If you don't watch this show then you're a racist" Some BS to that affect. I guess the show is not geared towards me. I guess is for the hipster whites who love to be ironically racist. Looking at the clips, it's definitely for them.

  • other song | January 27, 2012 8:56 PM

    blasphemy! Chappelle Show is one of the funniest shows ever created.

  • BONDGIRL | January 27, 2012 5:27 PM

    I saw those ads too and it turned me off right away; it clearly suggests "yeah we're black, but not "those" type of niggas. I was never a fan of Chappelle Show, but this gives me the sick to my stomach feeling. He does a good impression of Obama though.

  • other song | January 27, 2012 4:08 PMReply

    who's the audience for this sh*t? something seems off

  • other song | January 27, 2012 8:58 PM

    oh that's what it is! It feels like they're spoofing black people, but in a white hipstery kind of way. It's just kinda offensive to watch.

  • Troy | January 27, 2012 1:14 PMReply

    Welcome to chocolate news where adequately educated, proper negroes using stereotypes never attributed to them to entertain white people. Corn balls.

  • natalie | January 27, 2012 12:24 PMReply

    I went to college with Jordan and have been watching his career grow since then. He had a great improv stint in Chicago as well. He is an incredibly funny guy and I don't know if his previous shows have really capitalized on his talent. He was recent on Children's Hospital (which I think is an incredibly funny show) and he was great on it.

  • zeus | January 27, 2012 12:04 PMReply

    LMAO! Will be definitely checking this!

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