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Key & Peele are actors who usually are used to playing side characters in movies when they're not on their hit show, Key & Peele. But they are long overdue a main role in a movie because this guy is one of Hollywood's freshest kinds of Funny. His super-energetic reactions and quick wit make him undeniably hilarious and we see him star alongside his equally funny co-star, Jordan Peele, in the comedy, Keanu. Before Keegan-Michael Key gets his big break and becomes a Hollywood star, here are some facts you might not have known about the actor!

1. They were two of Time Magazine's Most Influential People!

In 2014, Keegan Michael Key and Jordan Peele both made it on to Time Magazine's Top 100 Most Influential People list! This is probably due to their comedy roles and online presence that has their videos shared by everyone!

2. The show was originally going to be called 'Beige'!

True genius: Keegan Michael Key and Jordan Peele
True genius: Keegan Michael Key and Jordan Peele

One of the pairs recurring jokes revolves around the color of their skin, and an early idea of theirs was to name the show 'Beige.' It's definitely funnier than Key & Peele, but it probably wouldn't be as recognizable. What do you guys think?

3. They had a cameo in a Weird Al Music Video!

Back in 2006, both Key & Peele has a small role in the Weird Al music video, "White and Nerdy". Key and Peele play gangsters riding around in a Chevy Impala who are scared off by Weird Al’s creepiness as you can see from the start of the video.

4. Substitute Teacher is being turned into a movie!

The Substitute Teacher skit is probably Key & Peele's most popular one to date amassing a huge 93,467,266 views! The pronounciation of Ba-la-ke as opposed to Blake is an iconic skit at this stage. Incredibly, this skecth is being turned into a movie starring Keegan Michael-Key himself! Can't wait for that one!

5. Jordan Peele is engaged to Brooklyn Nine Nine Star, Christina Peretti!

I have to admit, I never knew this one myself and I feel like it should be common knowledge. I never knew that the hilarious Brooklyn Nine Nine star Chelsea Peretti was engaged to Jordan Peele! This may not be a new fact to some of you out there, but if you're like me, you might have never known about this one!

6. They've been on Epic Rap Battles of History. Twice!

Epic Rap Battles of History is one of the best channels on YouTube that shows famous people of history rapping against each other (by actors, of course). The channel has a total of 13,165,819 subscribers in total which is huge!

But, did you know Key & Peele featured in two episodes of the show! Check them both out below!

7. Key suffered from epilepsy as a child.

As a child, Keegan Michael-Key aspired to become an American football player, but his epilepsy forced him to change courses and he went on to do a masters of fine arts degree in theater, which gave us the Keegan Michael-Key we all know and love today.

So that's it guys! Let me know if you know any other facts about the comedy pair in the comments below. Thanks for reading!


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