Key & Peele: Season 1 (2012)


Season 1
Key & Peele

Critics Consensus

Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele are a dynamic duo of combustible funny in this variety series, distinguished by its commanding visual style and effortless ability to balance absurdity with thoughtful social commentary.



Critic Ratings: 16


Audience Score

User Ratings: 41
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Air date: Jan 31, 2012
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Critic Reviews for Key & Peele Season 1

All Critics (16) | Top Critics (10)

At their best, Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele remind us what we lost when comics started breaking up their old teams and going solo.

Mar 29, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

No translator is necessary to know that "Key & Peele'' has great potential.

Mar 29, 2019 | Full Review…

Key & Peele has a somewhat similar format and the humor does touch on themes that are close to what Chappelle addressed on his show. However, I feel like Key and Peele have added their unique flavor to this format and made it their own.

Apr 2, 2019 | Full Review…

For starters, its hits outpace its misses -- by a mile. That's not often the case with sketch comedy shows. Just as important, the humor is consistently smart.

Mar 29, 2019 | Full Review…

The confident and amusing Key & Peele will inevitably be compared to Chappelle's Show...the first couple of episodes of Key & Peele contained more hits than misses, and none of the misses were actually bad.

Sep 5, 2018 | Full Review…

The good news is that the material makes its own gravy, and you can find something worthwhile no matter which episode you watch.

Sep 5, 2018 | Full Review…

Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele's Comedy Central show masterfully takes on a mixed-race society where keeping it real is impossible.

Sep 13, 2018 | Full Review…

Comedy Central's new sketch show "Key & Peele" neither funny nor daring. And since these are the show's two goals, it has failed miserably.

Apr 3, 2019 | Full Review…

These moments proved that the former MADtv contributors have a take on race themes that distinguishes them from most TV comedy.

Apr 3, 2019 | Full Review…

Key and Peele are sufficiently talented and versatile to carry off a half-hour show on their own. There are a few other actors in some of the sketches, but, for the most part, it's just Key and Peele. That may be all the show needs.

Mar 29, 2019 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Key & Peele: Season 1

  • Apr 06, 2019
    I miss this series so much.
  • Jul 29, 2015
    With two charismatic leads that have great chemistry for each other, Key and Peele revives the sketch comedy with pop-culture references and commentary on today's society in a hilarious way.
  • Sep 14, 2014
    A great start to a great sketch comedy.

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