Key and Peele Enters Season Two on an Obama High

Key & Peele, Comedy Central's breakout sketch show, quickly became a hit last year with its hilarious, surprising takes on race and racism. Of course, the show isn't all sociology and social commentary. For example, when Vulture visited them in July on location at a Baldwin Hills, L.A., house, writer/stars Jordan Peele and Keegan Michael Key were wrapping up something Peele calls "the silliest sketch ever" for their second season (which premieres tonight at 10:30), about a group of prim, well-to-do friends whose last names are all fart sounds. (Peele later says that he had to record a dozen "names" to be inserted to the bit, which took "three hours and a bowl of chili.") President Obama is a fan of the show, and has personally told the two leads a couple of months ago that he loves Key's recurring character of Luther the presidential anger translator, who delivers the apoplectic subtext to the cool addresses of Peele's Obama. However, today's installment may have eliminated the option of the commander-in-chief ever showing up for a cameo. "The more he aligns himself with us," says Peele, "the more people could be like, ‘Really? So you approve of the fart sketch?’" Read More...


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