Creator: Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele
So here’s the second sketch-comedy show. Why don’t I have Kids in the Hall on this list? That’s a good question. I’m guessing if I did, I’d rank it around 40-50. I love those guys, but they got kind of samey for me. I should also probably watch more of Chapelle’s show.
Anyway, Key and Peele. This is my favorite sketch comedy show of all-time and I was sad to see them end the series this year. These guys have amazing chemistry and Jordan Peele has a gift for physical humor. Like all sketch comedy, there are some misses, and some of their funny bits go on way longer than they need to. But they do a great job at coming up with original ideas (Pussy on the Chainwax!).
Their most famous bits:
–Luther, Obama’s anger translator
–The black substitute teacher who can’t pronounce any white kid’s name right (A-A-Ron)
–The college pro-bowl lineups (Smoochie Wallace!)
There are so many more. While they occasionally dip into dark political satire, they mostly stick with light-hearted goofiness, or at most light satire. Very easy to digest. Even the bad skits are enjoyable just because these guys are so damn likable.