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Key and Peele

AKIE BERMISS: Key & Peele is the name of the new Comedy Central sketch program starring the comedy duo Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele airing Tuesdays at 1030ET. It only premiered last week but there’s been a rather effective internet ramp up to the show that, at least from my perspective, made me feel it was necessary to at least check out. I seem to remember this duo from their MADtv days, but I didn’t recall any specific work. However, Comedy Central did a wonderful job of making many of their old sketches easy to find on youtube along with previews for the new show. So at least they didn’t try to hedge their bets.

HOWARD MEGDAL: Like Akie, there were plenty of things I enjoyed about this show. I believe it shows real potential, though sketch comedy pilots tend to have the opposite problem of sitcom pilots. Continue reading

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