This week, we chatted about Fourth of July weekend barbecues, nonconformity, the goth lifestyle, social anxiety, Orange is the New Black, the American prison system, Marriage Equality, Inside Out, ballet, drinking, Terminator Genisys, Dope, fun franchise movies of 2015, Benedict Cumberbatch, dumping cable, streaming services, Hannibal, entertainment technology, Twin Peaks, actress nude scene consent, bein’ nekkid, parenting, Amy Schumer, comedy and satire, women of color stereotypes, America Ferrera, latin media, Jane the Virgin, and being stared at by John Cleese.
Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele are back and as funny as ever. Season Four of the Comedy Central series Key & Peele premiered September 24 and did not disappoint. This season features a new titles open a la Sons of Anarchy with a country/classic rock twist on Reggie Watts’ theme song. Also, they clearly have a bigger budget for locations and special effects, and they’ve ditched the sketch introduction audience segments for conversational interstitials in a car driving across country.
Right out of the gate, they’re swinging for the fences with their racially charged satire and social commentary. Sketches about weeding out alien imposters, explaining ‘gay’ weddings to the uninitiated, President Obama keeping it real, and atypical rednecks provided several laugh-out-loud moments and much delight. One episode in, it’s a win.
I will definitely keep watching.
New episodes of Key & Peele air at 7:30pm Eastern Time Wednesdays on Comedy Central.