Keegan Michael Key
Comic actor Keegan-Michael Key earned critical and audience praise for his sharp-witted sketch comedy work on two popular series: the long-running "MADtv" (Fox 1995-2009) and "Key & Peele" (Comedy Central 2012-15), which teamed him with former fellow "MADtv" castmate Jordan Peele. A celebrated figure on the Detroit and Chicago improvisational comedy scene, Key earned his big break by joining "MADtv" in 2004; there, he quickly established himself through turns as a slew of eccentric, hotwired characters and finely tuned impersonations. When Peele left the series in 2008, he followed suit in 2009 and the pair teamed for their own sketch comedy show, which debuted to near-universal acclaim in 2012. Key's success as an ensemble player and as the co-leader of his own series underscored his status as a rising major star in the comedy field, solidified by the duo's first hit movie, action comedy "Keanu" (2016). After the duo split amicably in 2016, Key went on to success on his own, starring in Mike Birbiglia's acclaimed film about improv comedy, "Don't Think Twice" (2016) and co-starring in films ranging from animated hit "Storks" (2016) to James Franco's "The Disaster Artist" (2017) while also starring on Broadway in Steve Martin's play "Meteor Shower" and playing Horatio opposite Oscar Isaac in a Public Theater production of "Hamlet." Key also co-starred in the sitcom "Playing House" (USA 2014-17) and the ensemble comedy "Friends from College" (Netflix 2017- ).