Racial Jokes? Not A Problem for Key and Peele
I recently discovered the former Comedy Central comedy duo Key and Peele. They have such great chemistry and have produced a whole lot of laughs. Both Keegan Michael Key and Jordan Peele are biracial so they use race in their comedy without inhibitions. My main problem with them is that they can be so vulgar. I don’t watch stand up comedians who are not family friendly. I have only found three or four videos with little or no cursing or other vulgarities. But Key and Peele’s (slave) “Action Block” as profiled in this NPR piece is hilarious. It has only one bleeped out curse word.
The irony and style of Key and Peele’s comedy is that they start off hating or denying one thing and by the end of the sketch they want or start begging for the very thing that they abhor. In their “White Zombies” sketch, Key and Peele are trying to escape the zombies as they don’t want to be eaten. But by the end of the sketch, they are mad because they want to be eaten and realize that the zombies are racists. lololol I don’t like zombies in anything, but again this sketch is so funny.
Key and Peele enjoyed a fifth season run on Comedy Central, but the show recently ended (September 2015). One can find any number of their sketches on Youtube. I have posted a couple below. Key is married and Jordan (the shorter one) just got engaged. Read and listen to the NPR interview, and enjoy the videos.
“Magician Cop” (Yay no cursing). Not what you think in light of negative police coverage in the news.
White Zombies (a couple of bleeped out curse words.)
Photo: Comedy Central