Judd Apatow Developing KEY & PEELE Movie

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The very popular sketch duo Key & Peele may be getting the feature film treatment in the near future thanks to the current comedy godfather Judd Apatow.  Former MADtv castmembers Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele first debuted their sketch comedy series Key & Peele on Comedy Central in January 2012, and since then have enjoyed wider success and notoriety as the show has taken off with audiences.  One of its fans appears to be Judd Apatow, as Deadline reports that he will produce an untitled feature comedy vehicle for the duo that will be written by Key and Peele for Universal Pictures.  Hit the jump for more. 

judd-apatow-key-and-peele-movieThough plot details for the untitled feature are under wraps, Apatow expressed his enthusiasm for the two’s brand of comedy when speaking with Deadline:

“I love these guys because they are riotously, make you sick because you can’t stop laughing, funny. I think Key and Peele are capable of making the movie that America desperately needs right now.”

I’m sadly late to the Key & Peele party as the show remains on my “to-watch” list, but their work seems to be all the rage at the moment.  The series has already been picked up for a fourth season by Comedy Central and their recent East/West College Bowl sequel sketch went viral.  Apatow has developed a number of projects in the past that have yet to come to fruition (remember the Randy movie starring Aziz Ansari’s character from Funny People?), but the deal for Key & Peele is firmly in place at Universal so hopefully this thing progresses to production.

In the meantime, enjoy the East/West College Bowl 2 sketch below.

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  • LEM

    Is the show popular? It seems everyone just sees the best sketches online and the guys even added on to a video asking people to please watch the show on TV.

  • LEM

    Is the show popular? It seems everyone just sees the best sketches online and the guys even added on to a video asking people to please watch the show on TV.

    • Frank

      Popular enough to go for four seasons… pretty good considering it feels like every other Comedy Central sketch show since Chapelle has never lasted more than two seasons.

      The show itself can be pretty hit-or-miss, but the guys are talented so a movie could be good.

    • Frank

      Popular enough to go for four seasons… pretty good considering it feels like every other Comedy Central sketch show since Chapelle has never lasted more than two seasons.

      The show itself can be pretty hit-or-miss, but the guys are talented so a movie could be good.

    • The Flobbit

      The show is pretty darn funny and has a large YouTube fanbase. I’d say it’s popular enough for a movie…

      • LEM

        I agree that it’s funny but only based on the clips I see online.

    • The Flobbit

      The show is pretty darn funny and has a large YouTube fanbase. I’d say it’s popular enough for a movie…

  • axalon

    These guys are terrific, if anybody deserves the feature film treatment it’s them.

  • axalon

    These guys are terrific, if anybody deserves the feature film treatment it’s them.

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  • Daniel Ronczkowski

    Wasn’t he at one point supposed to be handeling the Pee Wee movie?

    • SomeGuy

      Yeah, I’m still wondering where that is. haha

  • Daniel Ronczkowski

    Wasn’t he at one point supposed to be handeling the Pee Wee movie?

  • Chris

    They are not that funny. Very hit or miss. Every once in awhile they have a genius sketch, but there are too many that fall flat or don’t go anywhere to call the entire show funny.

    • LEM

      So they’re like every other sketch show in history? (except the first 2 seasons of Chappelles Show which were pure genius.)

  • Chris

    They are not that funny. Very hit or miss. Every once in awhile they have a genius sketch, but there are too many that fall flat or don’t go anywhere to call the entire show funny.

  • chrissy

    I love about 99% of their sketches. They are hilarious!

  • mike mike

    keys and peeles is my shiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii!!!

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