Key & Peele was nominated for multiple American Comedy Awards today! The show was nominated for best alternative comedy show and best writing, Keegan & Jordan were both nominated for best tv comedy actor, and I was nominated for best tv comedy directing. The awards are voted on by the public, so visit the link above and vote for us! Or don’t. I mean, it’d be kind of weird if you didn’t, but I also don’t want to tell you how to spend your American Comedy Awards vote. It’s a very precious thing, that vote, as we all know from our collective previous experiences voting for the American Comedy Awards.
“People always ask me why I never actually attend the Academy Awards. I tell them the truth: I don’t think I can handle that much resentment. It’s the nature of the film business that no matter how successful you are, there’s always going to be Steven Spielberg (I call him Steven). It’s not Steven’s fault—he can’t help it—but he should know that one consequence of his career is that it makes the rest of us feel bad. My advice is to try to avoid what I once heard described as zero-sum thinking: that there’s only so much success to go around and therefore anyone else’s good fortune means there will be less of it available for us. Would I want Spielberg’s life? Not really. Certainly not the gay-stalker part.”—Harold Ramis, in 2000. (PS. The stalker part.)
“Cell-phone customers in the vicinity of fighting during demonstrations in Kiev against the government of Viktor Yanukovich received text messages reading “Dear Subscriber, you are registered as a participant in a mass disturbance,” and protesters carried through the capital an open casket containing the body of a 25-year-old who died after being shot in the heart by a sniper. Two white doves released over St. Peter’s Square by children standing with Pope Francis were attacked by a seagull and a crow.”—As usual, this morning’s Harper’s Weekly Review was summarizing the state of global affairs quite nicely.
Written by and starring MADtv veterans Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele, Comedy Central’s sketch comedy series Key and Peele has emerged as something of a sleeper hit for the network. Already renewed for another season, just weeks after the third season began airing last fall, the series features a wide variety of humorous bits (more than 200 thus far), all directed by Peter Atencio and shot by director of photography Charles Papert, a cinematographer with an extensive feature and TV history as camera and Steadicam operator.
Here’s an article about Charles Papert, our cinematographer on Key & Peele, and the amazing work he does on the show.
Are you freaking out? You should be for this episode of Jonah Raydio with long time friend and director of Key and Peele Peter Atencio. Also joining us is Ed Salazar, who got to temporarily handle the soundboard. Check out Peter’s film The Rig and a…
I had a blast getting a little too stoned with some old friends and we recorded it and now you can listen to it for freeeeee! INTERNET! Thanks be to Jonah for having me on his show!