By EW Staff on Aug 11, 2014
Best Variety Series
Key & Peele
If the third season of Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele’s sketch show had been nothing but East-West College Bowl names, that would’ve been enough to earn a spot on this list. But the endlessly inventive comedians aren’t content to rest on their laurels. Instead, they kept pushing onwards and upwards this year, presenting 13 creative half-hours bursting with new twists on old conceits (K&P play two enthusiastic fanboys…who live in the 17th century and have just seen Othello) and clever original ideas (”P—y on the Chainwax,” anyone?). —Hillary Busis
Cackowski & Talarico will headline the Pittsburgh Comedy Festival the weekend of August 22nd. Visit: http://pittsburghcomedyfestival.org for more info on the shows. #PCF2014
Also Check out this Cackowski & Talarico appearance Live in Austin, TX.
Back in Austin, this time for the Out Of Bounds Festival. I’ll be performing with some of The K&P WRITERS: Rich Talarico (MADtv, SNL, Second City, Dasariski), Colton Dunn (UCB, Boom Chicago, Burning Love, Parks & Rec), Becky Drysdale (Second City, Boom Chicago, Big Gay Sketch Show), Phil Jackson (UCB, Chris Gethard Show) and Charlie Sanders (UCB, Death Valley, Late Night with Conan O’Brien)
And, I’ll also be performing in MO & TELL with Mo Collins.
and don’t miss my improv class “The Way Of Improv” http://www.outofboundscomedy.com/events/rich-talarico-the-way-of-improv/#tickets
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Good news for a Friday. Next week I’ll join the writing staff of Comedy Central’s amazing and brilliant “Review.” I’m really looking forward to working with Andy Daly again. Also, working with Leo Allen again, H. Michael again, the Blitz Brothers for the first time, all the talented folks there and getting a chance to work with my long time improv and sketch buddy Kevin Dorff! Kevin and I haven’t worked together since Second City back in 1999…
TJ Jagodowski, Stephnie Weir, Rich Talarico, Susan Messing, Kevin Dorff, Tami Sagher.
(1999 The Psychopath Not Taken, The Second City Chicago)
by Rachael Drummond Photos Kevin McShane
Dasariski is a 3 man improv comedy team. Bob Dassie is the “D-A-S” of the three-names-in-one team. He can be seen most recently in the webseries, “Eleven Year Itch” with Stephanie Weir and in the movie “The Spoils of Babylon” with Tobey MacGuire. Rich Talarico represents the “A-R-I” of the group. Rich is a writer and co-producer on Comedy Central’s “Key & Peele” which won the 20143 Peabody Award. Craig Cackowski is our “S-K-I” and can currently be seen playing many people throughout history on the Comedy Central show, “Drunk History.”
AUSTIN, TX – The Out of Bounds Comedy Festival is proud to announce that they will be presenting an improv showcase featuring the Peabody Award winning and Emmy-nominated writing staff of this landmark show as well as a Q&A panel. The Key & Peele writers all have improv chops. They use their improv skill in the writer’s room which is what helps give Key & Peele its unique voice. Many of the KP Writers got their starts at UCB, IO, SECOND CITY, BOOM CHICAGO in Amsterdam to name a few.
The K&P WRITERS are Rich Talarico (MADtv, SNL, Second City, Dasariski), Colton Dunn (UCB, Boom Chicago, Burning Love, Parks & Rec), Becky Drysdale (Second City, Boom Chicago, Big Gay Sketch Show), Phil Jackson (UCB, Chris Gethard Show) and Charlie Sanders (UCB, Death Valley, Late Night with Conan O’Brien)
The Key & Peele writers all have improv chops. They use their improv skill in the writer’s room which is what helps give Key & Peele its unique voice.
Friday, August 29th – 8:00 PM – Stateside at the Paramount
Saturday, August 30th – 8:00 PM – The Long Center
Alex Rubens, Jay Martel, Writer’s Assistant James Livingston, Ian Roberts, Rich Talarico, Charlie Sanders, Rebecca Drysdale, Jordan Peele, Keegan-Michael Key. (photo by Peter Atencio)
The Out of Bounds Comedy Festival is a seven-day live performance festival that showcases some of the best in improv, sketch, stand-up, and a variety of comedy performances from all over the country and across the globe. Now in its 13th year, the festival averages over 500 performers in 120 shows over the 7 days leading up to Labor Day.