Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele, who have aptly titled their popular half-hour sketch show Key & Peele, might just be the reigning BFFs of comedy right now. The fifth season of their hilarious show premieres Wednesday, July 8 on Comedy Central — and given the clips that are already available online, Key and Peele promise to keep skewering politics, culture and general nerd-dom. Here are 10 things you didn’t know about the guys and their show.
10. Even President Obama is a fan
President Barack Obama probably doesn’t have much time to watch TV, but when Key & Peele’s “Anger Translator” sketch went viral back in 2012, the President took notice. In the sketch, Peele plays Obama and Key plays Luther, a man who translates Obama’s calm, reasoned answers into the hysterical, emotional things he might be thinking on the inside. Key and Peele were invited to meet the President, and at this year’s White House Correspondents Dinner, Obama even told some jokes with Key playing Luther behind him.