Keegan-Michael Key (born March 22, 1971) is a comedian, actor, screenwriter, and producer from the United States. He co-created and co-starred in Comedy Central’s sketch series Key & Peele (2012–2015) alongside Jordan Peele, and he co-starred in USA Network’s Playing House (2014–2017).
He was a cast member on Mad TV for six seasons (2004-2009) and has made guest appearances on The CW’s Whose Line Is It Anyway? In 2014, he co-starred with Peele in the first season of FX’s Fargo, and he had a recurring role in Parks and Recreation from 2013 to 2015. He hosted the Animal Planet version of The Planet’s Funniest Animals in the United States from 2005 to 2008, and he will host Game On! on CBS in 2020.
Keegan Michael Key Net Worth
Keegan-Michael Key is an American actor and comedian with a net worth of $12 million.
Keegan-Michael Key is best known for his role in the comedy sketch show Key & Peel, but he has also appeared in a number of films and television shows.
Keegan-Michael Key has also appeared in Broadway plays.
Keegan-Michael Key Says This is the “Key & Peele” Skit People Quote to Him the Most
Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele created a total of 298 sketches during the run of their show “Key & Peele,” many of which are still absurdly quotable. However, one sketch stands out above the rest in terms of the number of times fans associate it with his face.
“It’s usually someone across the street or five feet away saying, ‘You done messed up, A-A-Ron,'” he tells POPSUGAR, screaming the line and adding, “I’m saying it about 60 decibels lower than anybody else would.” The quote is from the sketch “Substitute Teacher,” in which Key plays Mr. Garvey, a substitute teacher who has difficulty pronouncing the names of his middle-class white students. Even among the show’s writers, the sketch, which aired in 2012 as part of the show’s second season, was an instant hit.
“During the pitch meeting, once the premise was announced, the whole writers’ room — it was like sharks in a frenzy after some chum had been dumped in the water,” Key said in an earlier oral history of the sketch to Entertainment Weekly. “Everyone had an idea for a name that they thought might work.” In the same interview, he revealed that “Substitute Teacher” is one of the “two most popular sketches in ‘Key & Peele’ history,” along with “East/West College Bowl,” which features a slew of college football players with increasingly bizarre names.
“I think it has to do with the fact that ownership of your being is linked to your name, and if you’ve ever had your name pronounced incorrectly, it’s something that resonates,” the comedian told EW. “That’s my unscientific, unproven theory for why it still brings me joy.”
Currently, Key can be seen in the Hulu comedy “Reboot,” which follows the remake of a popular sitcom. He tells POPSUGAR that he believes there is a lot to be learned from old-school comedy.
He claims that in the past, comedy was frequently an “anatomy of tiny jokes,” but that “now, there’s almost more situation… and less jokes.” However, one of the original forms of sketch comedy, he claims, was “blackouts” — minute-long sketches popular in vaudeville that are experiencing a renaissance on platforms like TikTok. “Right now, what young people are doing is this classic form of comedy,” he says. “And they’re completely unaware.”