I will be the sole director on all 8 episodes of Key & Peele for Comedy Central. I’m very excited to be a part of the show, and even though it’s going to be a tremendous amount of work to do every episode, I think having a single director for the season will give the show an important consistency of voice that most comedy shows don’t get to have. We’re in a unique position to be able to do this because of the flexibility of our schedule that Comedy Central has been good enough to accommodate. This allows us to approach production more like a feature film with lots of advance prep, and I can’t wait to begin production on the 52 new sketches we will be shooting over five weeks in Oct. / Nov. and the new live audience segments that we will tape in December, each of which are going to be hilarious. We approached the sketches on the pilot with the intent to make them more like stand-alone short films than typical tv sketches, and we’ll be using that same approach on the full show. It is our sincere goal to make the show one of the best sketch comedy shows of all time. A lofty ring to reach for, we know, but one that we take seriously. I look forward to showing you what we’ve done when the show begins airing in late January of 2012.
I directed this sketch for Team Coco starring the pop star everyone loves to hate (who is actually very nice in person). It was written by Josh Simpson and co-stars Joel Spence. And yes, for those keeping track I have now directed sketches with two of the most loathed pop stars in the world (the other one being Kanye West), so if anyone knows Lady Gaga, let her know that I’m down to make it three.
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So that thing I directed a while ago got picked up! I am very excited to be working with Keegan & Jordan on their show, because they are two extremely funny and phenomenally talented writers and performers. And Jay and Ian are pretty cool too, I guess. Mostly, it’s weird to know what I’m going to be working on more than two weeks in advance for once. Also, congrats to Nick Kroll and everyone who worked on his show as well (especially Inman Young!).
That’s a Wrap on Osama - The series finale of the world’s most terrifying soap opera.
Directed and shot by Peter Atencio Produced and written by James Adomian and Trevor Moore Starring Trevor Moore as Osama James Adomian as the Director Brian Patrick Mulligan as Dick Cheney Curtis Rainsberry as the Sound Guy Jeff Sloniker as the Grip Edited by Benjamin Martin Makeup by Genevieve Lamb