Key & Peele

Jordan Peele and Keegan-Michael Key have announced that the currently airing fifth season of their hit Comedy Central sketch show, Key & Peele, will be its last. Unsurprisingly, given their increasing attachment to various film projects in recent years, the pair said they’re stepping down from the Peabody-winning, Emmy-nominated program in order to focus on making movies.

“This is our final season–and it’s not because of Comedy Central, it’s us,” Key said, talking to The Wrap. “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.”


Over its five seasons on the air, Key & Peele has become a TV comedy institution, launching numerous viral videos and introducing popular characters into the cultural lexicon—most notably Luther, “anger translator” for President Obama, with Key appearing in-character with the president at this year’s White House Correspondents Dinner.

The duo recently finished filming on their first movie, Keanu, about a pair of fake drug dealers who scheme to rescue a kidnapped cat. They’re also attached to a movie based on name-challenged substitute teacher Mr. Garvey, and are currently in charge of the planned Police Academy reboot. There’s no word yet on whether they’ll also put together a movie that’s just a bunch of football players saying their increasingly ridiculous names for 90 minutes straight, but, y’know, fingers crossed.