Remembering the 35 best Key & Peele sketches

Sketch comedy has been making a big comeback in recent years with unlikely hits such as Portlandia and Inside Amy Schumer; but of the crop of new shows, Comedy Central’s Key & Peele might just be my favourite. The genius sketch comedians (who were previously on MadTV together), launched their show in 2012, and ever since, the duo has brought to life an amazing array of characters and scenarios that have pretty much reinvigorated the world of sketch comedy. Whether making lighthearted jabs at pop-culture trends or addressing serious political issues, their impressions, strong points of view and satire have tackled all topics with a twisted and always hilarious irony. Apart from the impeccable writing, the show’s success is partly to do with an incredible filmmaking team who obsess over every detail and often construct elaborate set-pieces. Last night marked the end of this incredible show and so what better time to look back at some of their best work. Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele are considered geniuses in the comedy world and so the task of sorting through their hundreds of funny sketches and coming up with a short list is rather daunting.So in order to simplify things, I’ve decided to stick with only those sketches released online. Chances are, if you are reading this, you are more than familiar with the show, but if you are not, I highly recommend giving it a go as soon as possible. Click on each tab below to open up a new video. Enjoy!


35. Explain Long Car Drive

34. Gremlins 2 Brainstorm

33. Exorcist

32. Zombie Attack

31. Mexican Standoff

30. Michael Jackson

29. Game of Thrones Recap

28. School Bully

27. Dubstep

26. Gay Wedding Advice

25. Das Negros

24. Dicknanigans

23. Auction Block

22. Fronthand Backhand

21. Pizza Order

20. Aerobics Meltdown

19. Negrotown

18. Mr. T PSA

17. Les Mis

16. East/West College Bowl

15. Said Bitch

14. Strike Force Eagle 3: The Reckoning

13. Dueling Hats

12. Sexy Vampires

11. L.A. Vice

10. What About “Non-Stop,” Though?

9. Mafia Hit

8. Proud Thug

7. Alien Imposters

6. Obama – The College Years

5. Valet – The Batmans

4. Substitute Teacher

3. Family Matters

2. Little Homie

1. Shady Landlord

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