PRESS TOUR: 'Key & Peele' is sketch comedy done right

Saturday, 14 January 2012 03:13 PM Written by 

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Key_Peele3PASADENA, Calif.-- My review of Comedy Central's "Key & Peele" (10:30 p.m. Jan. 31) will run later this month, but suffice it to say, I really liked this sketch comedy show, one of the best Comedy Central series (outside of "The Daily Show" and "Colbert Report") in quite some time.

It's smart. And funny.

The show stars former "Mad TV" castmates Keegan-Michael Key (picturd, right) and Jordan Peele (left), who are both bi-racial. In one sketch, Peele plays President Obama and Key plays his anger translator.

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"Obama was the best thing for black nerds everywhere," Peele said at a press conference.

"Now it's OK for black people to walk down the street and say, '"Star Trek," yes!'" Key said.

"Before Obama we had Urkel and there was Lamar from 'Revenge of the Nerds,'" Peele said.

In discussing their backgrounds, Key said "it's the usual way it is": The both guys have a black dad and a white mom.

"The reason I do all of this is so I can buy [my mom] a house," Peele says, "at least that’s what she tells me."

Key is married, Peele is not.

"I don't believe in marriage and the reason is it's like a tattoo," he said. "It's like a tattoo that's alive and makes you wait to watch the next episode of everything, which I have no interest in."

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