Paramount To Turn Key & Peele’s ‘Substitute Teacher’ Into Feature; Keegan-Michael Key And Jordan Peele To Star
The Writers of Key and Peele Improv with Rebecca Drysdale, Colton Dunn, Phil August Jackson, Charlie Sanders, Rich Talarico and Ian Roberts.
Sunday FEB 8th
215 Jackson St
San Francisco CA 94111
NEW YORK, January 9, 2014 – Comedy Central announced today that it has teamed with the NFL to televise the first-ever official Super Bowl comedy special, making this year’s pre-Super Bowl festivities even bigger, better and more hilarious than ever before. Starring Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele of Comedy Central’s hit sketch-comedy series “Key & Peele,” the “Key & Peele Super Bowl Special” (#KeyAndPeele Super Bowl Special) is a one-hour sketch-comedy show set to air Super Bowl Weekend on Friday, January 30th, at 10 p.m. ET/PT—and encoring the night before Super Bowl XLIX, on Saturday January 31st, at 11 p.m. ET/PT—on Comedy Central.
The special will feature Key and Peele anchoring the ultimate Super Bowl comedy event, using the ubiquitous sports news-desk format to celebrate professional football, its most beloved personalities and the grandest day on its calendar: Super Bowl Sunday. Channeling all of the energy and excitement on the ground at Super Bowl XLIX in Arizona, the special will include sketch-comedy vignettes featuring to-be-announced NFL players and a possible Super Bowl edition of the popular “East-West Bowl” sketch from “Key & Peele.” In the weeks leading up to the special, Key and Peele will also post their playoff predictions in a series of social-media videos.
The “Key & Peele Super Bowl Special” will be available February 2 – February 8 in the Comedy Central App with no authentication necessary and on demand through cable providers.
Sponsors for the special include Bounty paper towels, Papa John’s, Pepsi, and The U.S. Air Force.
The Executive in Charge of Production for Comedy Central is Christian McLaughlin.
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I’ll be teaching two workshops at LaNuit Comedy Theater in New Orleans on Sunday, NOV 30th.
Review with Forrest MacNeil Season 2 is rolling along. I visited the set last night to see Forrest’s Childhood home…
We had an onset table read…
And here’s a few stills from a recent shoot featuring yours truly… (video stills by Nate Young)
On Saturday, October 18, LAIIF is hosting a series of talks on improv at the Downtown Independent. It’ll be like TED Talks, but for improv.
Tickets will be $10 at the door, with all proceeds going toward future LAIIF events.
Join us from 3pm to 6pm for talks from:
The Torch Theatre proudly presents Rich Talarico performing improv comedy with some of Arizona’s best improvisors on Friday, October 3rd & Saturday, October 4th at 4721 North Central Avenue in Phoenix. Talarico is best known as a writer & co-producer of the Comedy Central sketch show Key & Peele, which recently was nominated for four Emmys and received the prestigious Peabody Award last February.
Rich Talarico will be performing with members of The Torch Theatre’s team of teachers & founders, The Foundation, in the four following shows:
The Trifecta, Friday, October 3rd at 8:30 PM. $10.
-Talarico, Haldiman, & Shannon with Sam Haldiman and Shane Shannon (along with Torch founding troupe Light Rail Pirates and R-Madillo, a duo fresh from an appearance in last month’s Detroit Improv Festival).
Friday, October 3rd at 10 PM. $10.
- Talarico, Arend, Duncan, & Hanlon with Jacque Arend, Mack Duncan, and Stacey Hanlon.
Saturday, October 4th at 8:30 PM. $10.
Saturday, October 4th at 10 PM. $10.
- Talarico, Binder, Gonzalez, & Miller with Bill Binder, Jose Gonzalez, and Nina Miller.
Award-winning writer also teaching workshops in improv & sketch comedy
Mix that creative insanity with two extremely talented comedy performers, Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele, and accolades ensue. The four 2014 Emmy nominations include variety series writing and original music and lyrics. The show won a vaunted Peabody Award in February. (READ MORE)