Key and Peele

Key and Peele is fantastic.  Both Portlandia and Key and Peele are more consistently funny than SNL is or MadTV was. It may be a “cooks in the kitchen thing,” where you get more quality sketches out of a comedy duo (Fry and Laurie, Armisen and Brownstein, Key and Peele) because of the closer rapport. Idk, just a guess.

Show description:

Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele are the stars of “Key & Peele,” an original new sketch-comedy show that examines life in a provocative and irreverent way, through a combination of filmed sketches and live stage segments. Whether it’s satirizing the President, spoofing Nazis, or ordering up some soul food, Key & Peele showcases their chemistry, camaraderie and unique point of view, born from their shared background and experiences growing up biracial in a not quite post-racial world.

Anyway, Key and Peele, both former MadTV cast members, are great.  You can watch full-length episodes on Hulu Plus, clips on Hulu, and clips on Comedy Central. And of course there’s the Comedy Central channel on youtube.

Here are some of my favorite sketches. IT WAS TOO HARD TO CHOSE SO I JUST KEPT ADDING MORE AND MORE:

 

The show airs Tuesdays at 10:30/9:30 c on Comedy Central and it has already been renewed for a second season that will air in the fall.

BriTANick

I kind of stumbled upon BriTANick (rhymes with titanic) while watching different sketch/improv groups on youtube and they are one of the best.

Brian and Nick first met in Atlanta, GA at the Atlanta Workshop Players Performing Arts Camp. In 2004 they shipped off to New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. They worked together sporadically until finally deciding to unite themselves under the BriTANicK flag. Here’s how it works, Brian and Nick write, direct, edit, and act in all of the videos. If ever they are in need of assistance, as is often the case, they call upon their army of friends to come to the rescue.

Here are a few of their videos:

Academy Award Winning Movie Trailer

 

The Bathroom Pep Talk

 

The Morning Routine

 

Two longer projects:

Eagles Are Turning People Into Horses: The Movie

Brian McElhaney’s 2008 NYU Thesis Film, based on a script he and Nick Kocher wrote that garnered no support or money from any of the faculty, and nearly got him thrown out of class.

 

SUCKERPUNCH

Suckerpunch is a short comedy by NYU grads Jeff Chan and Andrew Rhymer.  It stars Brian McElhaney and Kick Kocker, best known for their awesome sketch comedy duo BriTANick.

http://www.suckerpunchfilm.com/watchnow.html