After Jordan Peele and Keegan-Michael Key started their Key & Peele sketch show on Comedy Central back in 2012, their comedy was finally noticed by the world. The two have been working together for a long time (since their time on MadTV, and long before that too) and now it’s time for their work to hit the next level. After five successful seasons, their show is coming to an end. The duo told The Wrap:
This is our final season – and it’s not because of Comedy Central, it’s us. It was just time for us to explore other things, together and apart. I compare it to Gene Wilder and Richard Pryor. We might make a movie and then do our own thing for three years and then come back and do another movie.
I’m thinking we could do that every three years – take a year, go bang out a movie. That’s the plan right now.
It makes sense given how much they’ve got on their plate. There’s Keanu, the film about two guys posing as gangsters to save a cat, there’s a Police Academy reboot, their “Substitute Teacher” sketch is getting a full movie treatment, Key has been popping up in a lot more films, and Jordan has plans to direct a film soon. If the show is any indication of where their career is going, we’re in for some great comedy. It’s a good thing the show’s ending now, too, since a lot of sketches aren’t hitting as hard as they used to. There is a sense that the show is losing steam. It’s better to go out on top before it runs itself into the ground. Season 5 has already been filmed in full, and it’s final episode will air sometime in September. Just for fun, here’s my favorite sketch.
[via The Wrap]