(PG-13: Language) From Stringer Bell to Rick Grimes to Dr. House, so many American character roles are going to British actors (and the occasional Aussie) these days. Key & Peele’s hilarious sketch pokes fun at this Hollywood casting phenomenon, which we refer to as “Britwashing.”
Key And Peele
In this classic sketch from Key & Peele, the duo poke fun at crime dramas. Peele potrays a suspect who attempts to use his calm demeanor and lying skills like Verbal Kint in The Usual Suspects. But he’s not quite as effective at making up his answers off of stuff he sees on the cop’s wall.
Musician Luke Thering is a big Key and Peele fan, so he decided to take one of their classic sketches – in which Jordan sings an awkward song of friendship to Keegan-Michael – and added the instrumentation the song should have had from day one. Great job, Luke!
Wisecrack’s Jared Bauer explores the writing, comedic structure, and performance style of comedy duo Keegan Michael Key and Jordan Peele, and how their deft blend of silliness and social satire makes for some of the smartest and most gutbusting comedy out there.
(PG-13) Key and Peele move on from the small screen with the first of several movies they have in the pipeline. Two ordinary guys find themselves in a world of trouble as they infiltrate a gang to recover their stolen kitten. It’s like John Wick, but without the actual Keanu.