Interview with ‘Key & Peele’s’ Keegan-Michael Key | WBEZ 91.5 Chicago

Do you feel freed up to try new things in the new season? The network has actually encouraged us. They said you can be edgier if you want. You can push boundaries. It’s been interesting because we’ve come across people of different races who have said, “You can push the boundaries more.” We’re on a cable network so we do have a niche—but that’s the wrong word, it makes us sound super small. We do have a particular type who watches our program. People who, for lack of a better way of saying it, kind of like to get beat up by our comedy. They’re like, “Go ahead, hit us.” I think now from the network’s point of view, they thought it was important to give us that note because we’re following South Park now. So let’s go from biting satire in a narrative form into biting satire in sketch form is what they want to happen so we can get more audience from the South Park audience.

Key & Peele returns with new episodes this fall!

Interview with ‘Key & Peele’s’ Keegan-Michael Key | WBEZ 91.5 Chicago

Do you feel freed up to try new things in the new season?
The network has actually encouraged us. They said you can be edgier if you want. You can push boundaries. It’s been interesting because we’ve come across people of different races who have said, “You can push the boundaries more.” We’re on a cable network so we do have a niche—but that’s the wrong word, it makes us sound super small. We do have a particular type who watches our program. People who, for lack of a better way of saying it, kind of like to get beat up by our comedy. They’re like, “Go ahead, hit us.” I think now from the network’s point of view, they thought it was important to give us that note because we’re following South Park now. So let’s go from biting satire in a narrative form into biting satire in sketch form is what they want to happen so we can get more audience from the South Park audience.

Key & Peele returns with new episodes this fall!

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    This is a great interview!
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    I’ve always said that was the best K&P scene oh my gosh does this mean they’ll do more skits as a married couple aaaaaah...
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