Good Comedy

I have very strong opinions about comedy and what makes it work. I have almost no tolerance for easy humor, cheap humor, and especially not misogynistic humor. Which isn't to say, I don't love dumb humor...I certainly do...but mostly when it is done smartly (Beavis and Butt-head being the best example). I've been known to stop watching shows because the humor has gotten too base, mean spirited or misogynistic (I'm looking at you Tosh.0 and Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job). So when I find a show that genuinely makes me laugh out loud and is done WELL, I get really excited. That's why I am excited about Key and Peele!

Key and Peele is a new Comedy Central show featuring Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele, 2 former Chicago comedians who spent several years on MadTV. Keegan was performing at Second City when I worked there, and he was just about the nicest, most approachable guy you'd ever meet. Jordan was one of my first friends here in Chicago--I met him before I even moved here. We even went on a date once back in the day, probably in 2000. (We went to El Jardin and sat on the patio.) Jordan was also part of one of my favorite groups, Two White Guys, with Rebecca Drysdale, who once made me laugh so hard in a show of hers, that I coughed violently and just about lost my voice.

Keegan and Jordan have great chemistry together, and their comedy is really smart and well thought out. The humor is also very surprising, which I love. I enjoy each episode from start to finish.

First they start segments with some banter: 

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Violent High-Fiving
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And then they have some sketches. Here are 2 great ones from recent episodes:

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It's also fun to watch and play "find the former Chicago comedian." (How's it goingBrian Shortall?!)

Another fun fact: Fuzzy and I both figured out last night that their opening credit sequence is Freeze Tag. Clever.

It is so refreshing to see GOOD comedy shows on the air, with talented people who deserve the recognition. Go Jordan!

Key and Peele is on Tuesday nights on Comedy Central.