Keegan-Michael Key On The History Of Sketch Comedy, The Soul Of Luther, Obama’s Anger Translator, And Detroit Coney Dogs

Keegan-Michael Key On The History Of Sketch Comedy, The Soul Of Luther, Obama’s Anger Translator, And Detroit Coney Dogs

Uproxx - News·2021-01-29 07:00

Our minds jump to SNL when we hear the term “sketch comedy.” Or maybe to earlier variety shows like The Carol Burnett Show or Your Show Of Shows. Chappelle’s Show, In Living Color, Kids In The Hall, The State, and Key & Peele are others that have defined the form in the last 30 years, but as veteran sketch performer (and writer and producer) Keegan-Michael Key makes clear in his new Audible Original podcast, The History Of Sketch Comedy (which is now available), sketch predates screens, stretching back centuries, woven into storytelling and theater. It’s a fascinating journey and one Key takes his time taking listeners through, tossing out references and stories about more modern sketch performers and shows along the way.

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