Putting out our comedy issue turned out to be quite a drama this year. From old classics streaming online to new upstarts shaking up the networks, there’s simply too much to laugh at these days. So to help, we enlisted two of the funniest guys we know—Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele, the comic geniuses behind that Comedy Central laugh-factory Key & Peele—to guest-edit the issue for us.
Turns out they’re better at our jobs than we are. Not only did the guys take the Must List and Bullseye pages off our hands, but they also went ahead and assigned an entire issue’s worth of features. Their hand-picked stories include: A revealing blind date with Chelsea Peretti and Ike Barinholtz, stars of Brooklyn Nine-Nine and The Mindy Project respectively; a (phone-enabled) reunion interview with Bob Odenkirk and David Cross of HBO’s sketch classic Mr. Show; a ludicrously comprehensive guide to MTV’s cult-comedy favorite The State; and Key and Peele’s ultimate comedy syllabus, complete with 28 people, shows, sketches, movies, and moments that every card-carrying comedy nerd should know. We’re not sure, but we think they even answered the phones for us all week. READ FULL STORY