All things must come to an end. Even super great things. Sadly, one of those things is Comedy Central’s Key & Peele. The sketch comedy show, which stars a guy named Key and a guy named Peele, has been a wonderful gift for five years now, but when this season ends this September, that’s all she wrote. Yes, the whole show was written by some nameless lady. She’s goddamn tired.
Honestly, this was inevitable. Both Key and Peele have lots of other things going on. I’m particularly excited about Jordan Peele’s move into directing horror films with Get Out. And there will be Key & Peele movies to enjoy according to Keegan-Michael Key:
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.
I’m thinking we could do that every three years – take a year, go bang out a movie. That’s the plan right now.
So enjoy this season while it lasts. Savor every sketch, moment, and joke. And then enter a deep depression for a while. Eventually learn to enjoy jogging and yoga. Start calling old friends again. You’ll get there. One day at a time.