This was one of the most fun sketches I had a chance to write for K&P and what I am most proud of with this one is how we can get so many laughs in the silences.
By the way, this really happened I was watching a C-SPAN type event and a politician was doing this, talking about different groups and the camera kept going to the groups and I was like “how do they KNOW, that’s a farmer?” I mean the guy could just like flannel. Some heightening and we have a piece. Kudos to our director and production team who made this look so right and of course to the genius of K&P.
As everyone knows, poetry has always been a passion of mine. It’s all about reducing to the essence; like a sculptor who insists he is freeing his work from the stone– poetry is about peeling away the layers until only the truth remains. Here now are some of my most beloved poems.
I had the pleasure of working on Andy Daly’s supreme and mind-bending show “Review” and, dear reader, if you watch closely you might see yours truly briefly in the season premiere – Season 2 premieres on Thursday, July 30 at 10 p.m.
Hello friends, Check out Jay Hunter’s new podcast “best job ever.” Here we are talking about the early days of my career back in the 1900s. My humble beginnings coming from small town Frankfort, NY and my early miserable failures at Second City. Enjoy! RT (CLICK HERE)
Keegan-Michael Key will reprise his role as as the over-the-top substitute Mr. Garvey, and Jordan Peele will portray a rival teacher determined to be the students’ favorite. Script will be written by Rich Talarico and Alex Rubens, who are co-producers of Key & Peele, which returns for its fifth season on Comedy Central in July. Key and Peele will produce alongside 21 Laps’ Shawn Levy and Dan Levine and Principato Young Entertainment’s Peter Principato, Paul Young, and Joel Zadak. Will Rack is overseeing for 21 Laps. (READ MORE)…
I’ll be co-writing and producing the upcoming Key & Peele Super Bowl Special. FRI JAN 30th at 10pm ET/PT on Comedy Central. — RT
THE ONE-HOUR “KEY & PEELE SUPER BOWL SPECIAL” STARRING KEEGAN-MICHAEL KEY AND JORDAN PEELE PREMIERES FRIDAY, JANUARY 30 AT 10 P.M. ET/PT ON COMEDY CENTRAL
The “Key & Peele Super Bowl Special” Will Be Available in the Comedy Central App and On Demand from February 2 – February 8
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.
This is a sampling of pictures drawn by groups of improvisers (usually 5-10) with one marker passed between them. They drew one line at a time with no discussion or deliberation. Most drawings took about 5-10 minutes to complete.
This exercise was given to me by Canadian Improv Guru Rebecca Northan. Thanks Ms. Northan.
“Improv Nerd with Jimmy Carrane," is a live interview show hosted by Jimmy Carrane, a comedian, well-known improv teacher and former host of Studio 312 on Chicago Public Radio. In this show, Jimmy interviews icons in the world of improv and comedy, giving audiences a behind-the-scenes look at their creative process. Laugh along as Jimmy performs a totally unscripted scene with many of his guests and then opens the floor for questions.
David Razowsky- David is the host, creative force, and backbone of the A.D.D. Comedy Podcast. He is the former artistic director of The Second City Training Center, has worked with Dreamworks, Steppenwolf, The Reduced Shakespeare Company, Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert and Amy Sedaris. David is a master improvisation teacher, actor, director, and performs Razowsky & Clifford with his improv partner Carrie Clifford. Ian Foley- Ian is the producer and creator of the A.D.D. Comedy Podcast. He is a graduate of The Second City Training Center-Chicago and regularly performs stand-up around the country.
Few names are as synonymous with improv as Matt Besser. Founding member of the Upright Citizens Brigade and a regular performer in the world-famous show Asssscat, Matt has brought his talents to Earwolf with a fully improvised weekly podcast featuring the best improvisers in the universe.
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