Judd Apatow Teaming with Key & Peele to Write a Comedy at Universal
by Ethan Anderton
November 13, 2013
Back in February, we featured the comedic stylings Keegan Michael-Key and Jordan Peele by way of a sketch from their Comedy Central series "Key & Peele." The comedic duo is currently in their third season, and they show no signs of slowing down. Key & Peele are always skewering pop culture, including faux HBO documentary segments like Vincent Clortho's Wizarding School and an intense, energetic sketch featuring two valet parking attendants getting more than a little excited about the career of "Liam Neesons." Now Deadline reports they're getting in the feature film game with Universal and the studio's comedy cash cow.
Here's one of their more recent sketches taking aim at Les Miserables:
Key & Peele will be writing a comedy feature film with Judd Apatow, and the filmmaker will also produce through his Apatow Productions banner. The director isn't revealing any plot details but he says, "I love these guys because they are riotously, make you sick because you can’t stop laughing, funny. I think Key and Peele are capable of making the movie that America desperately needs right now.” Honestly, Key & Peele might be the two funniest guys on Comedy Central right now besides Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert. We'll definitely be keeping an eye on what this trio comes up with for Universal. Sound good?
Reader Feedback - 8 Comments
Now this is something worth talking about. I'm actually excited to see what kind of comedy comes out of this team up. I know its going to be great.
blkstar on Nov 13, 2013
Hell to the yes.
mooreworthy on Nov 13, 2013
Finally. Getting some new blood in the Apatow Tribe. These guys are fantastic.
DAVIDPD on Nov 13, 2013
These guys are nothing short of hilarious
Jon Odishaw on Nov 13, 2013
NICE! Im already laughing.
Such heroic nonsense on Nov 14, 2013
Have Hope on Nov 14, 2013
If anything, this partnership is going to take Key and Peele's comedy to a dumber level. I think they're funny guys, but I've never seen them do a nutshot - and you know Judd Apatow is all about the nutshots. Also, if its a Hollywood movie, it's gonna have to have some white guy chasing some white girl as a plot, so where do Key and Peele fit in? - sidekicks - maybe one is white guy's sidekick and one (in drag, of course) is white girl's sidekick. They should make a movie with someone who respects their audiences' intelligence. Judd Apatow is a sh*t stain on the torn panties of the Movie Biz.
kfestus on Nov 14, 2013
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