Key & Peele: The Last Truly Great Sketch Show?

Key & Peele: The Last Truly Great Sketch Show?
By Eoin Lyons Updated

Sketch comedy seems to hold a precarious position in modern entertainment, with scarce few shows being produced either at home or abroad. Granted you have Foil Arms & Hog, as well as a host of other internet based sketch groups that have carved their own niche audience, but if you're looking for your yucks on the telly, you'll be flicking for a while.

This dearth led me to look across the pond for my sketch fix, and despite being off the air for some time now, Key & Peele's show never fails to raise a smile.

Better known for directing Oscar winning horror films Jordan Peele, along with his sidekick Keegan Michael-Key starred in their breakout sketch show for five season between 2012 and 2015, and in that time they produced some of the most clever, irreverent, and cinematic sketches of all time.

If you haven't seen them before I implore you to enter the Youtube rabbit hole now, here are 11 of my favourites to get you started.

11. Movie Hecklers

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ntfProwNYkE

Don't you hate it when people make insightful criticism during a movie?

10. Cat Poster

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6haBMbtXSLg

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An excellent spoof of Verbal Kint in the Usual Suspects.

9. Bling Benzy & Da Struggle

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ftwT-HI86kA

The two sides of rap perfectly encapsulated here.

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8. Substitute Teacher

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dd7FixvoKBw

Probably their most well known sketch. And with good reason.

7. Awkward Conversation

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VKpQgEyjNdM

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We all know a guy like this.

6. Pizza Order

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fcbj8BBsWSA

Jordan Peele stars in this skit about a morbidly obese nerd trying to order some pizza.

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5. A Cappella

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2EtalOOS-eM

A cappella bands mixed with a gang war makes for a hilarious 4 and a half minutes.

4. Yo' Mama Has Health Problems

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KzelrlH_pjQ

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"Yo' mama is so old... her last name is '-asaurus'".

3. Pussy On The Chainwax

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=He7TnoCM7fo

We all have a mate that tries too hard to make stupid phrases 'happen'.

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2. Clear History

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U0FOb6hdpvw

Again, the tense soundtrack really elevates this sketch about every man's worst nightmare.

1. School Bully

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUvFeyGxaaU

An bully highly aware of his emotional problems makes for one of the duo's most memorable sketches.

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