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This week's cover: Key and Peele guest-edit EW's comedy issue

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

Key & Peele revel in Obama victory at New York Comedy Festival

Image Credit: Matt Hoyle/Comedy Central

Obama may have accepted his reelection with dignity and poise, but Key & Peele know what he was really thinking: “I’m gettin’ some booty tonight!”

Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele, the stars of Comedy Central’s Key & Peele, brought their inventive sketch comedy to NYU’s Skirball Center for the Performing Arts last night as part of the New York Comedy Festival, and the first item on their agenda was the President’s victory. Taking the stage to a standing ovation, the comedians opened the night with their popular skit featuring President Obama and his anger translator, Luther. Peele’s Obama impression was flawless, as usual — it’s perhaps the best in the business — and Key spewed righteous bile as Luther, the boorish voice of the commander-in-chief’s id. As the president reflected tactfully on his campaign, Luther’s rhetoric was more to the point: “Thank you, Joe Biden, for not putting your foot in your mouth for two weeks!” and “Black people, we came out to two elections in a row!” And at the first mention of Mitt Romney, Luther literally bounded across the stage, gloating like Terrell Owens in the end zone. Much of the material came from a video released early Wednesday, but hey, it’s still a kick to see a President of the United States doing MC Hammer’s “U Can’t Touch This” dance. READ FULL STORY

Watch Key & Peele's 'Obama's Anger Translator: Victory' skit -- VIDEO

A new “Obama’s Anger Translator” skit from Key & Peele aired right after the President’s re-election on Nov. 6.

Following the live episodes of The Daily Show and The Colbert Report, the sketch featured Keegan-Michael Key’s Luther gloating about the results. Watch it below!


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