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Key and Peele

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Key and Peele
Category: Subculture Status: Submission Year: 2012 Origin: Region:
Type: TV Show,
Tags: comedy central, sketch comedy, key and peele, tv show (title), fall 2014, comedy, tv show,
Key and Peele


Key and Peele is an American sketch comedy TV series starring comedians Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele. Similar to Chappell's Show, the Comedy Central program is best known for tackling the issue of race in America and several of its sketches have gone viral after being posted online.


Key and Peele debuted on Comedy Central on January 31st, 2012. Comedy Central renewed the series for a fourth season[2] on October 30th, 2013. As of September 2014, 31 episodes have aired. The show's fourth season[12] will premiere on September 24th, 2014.


The series has been regarded as a critical success, earning a score of 8.2 on IMDB[1] and a rating of 74 on Metacritic.[3] The show was nominated for three Primetime Emmys, including Outstanding Makeup for a Multi-Camera Series or Special, Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series and Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics. In 2014, the series was awarded a Peabody Award.

Online Presence

As of September 2014, Key and Peele's official Twitter account[4] has gained 130,000 followers and its Facebook page[5] has gained over 830,000 likes.

Viral Videos

As of September 2014, the most popular Key and Peele video uploaded to Comedy Central's YouTube channel is titled "Substitute Teacher" and was uploaded on October 17th, 2012. The video has gained over 57 million views. The second most popular video, titled "East/West College" was uploaded on September 20th, 2012, and has gained over 25.3 million views.

Other popular videos on the channel include "I Said Bitch," which has gained over 15.1 million views, and "Pizza Order," which has gained over 13.3 million views.


As of September 2014, there are are 400 pieces of fan art tagged Key and Peele on Deviant Art. [6] Fans also gather to discuss the site on the r/KeyandPeele subreddit,[7] which has gained over 1,000 readers as of September 2014.


Best of Lists

On September 13th, 2013, Slate[8] published an article titled "Where Do I Start With Key & Peele?" which featured a collection of the show's best sketches to introduce a new viewers of the show. Several sites published best of lists in the following months including GQ[9] and Paste Magazine.[10]

Notable Examples


Search Interest

External References

Tags: comedy central, sketch comedy, key and peele, tv show (title), fall 2014, comedy, tv show,

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