Monday, August 24, 2015

MIKE ON RADIO: Interviewing Keegan-Michael Key on KCRW's The Business

I guest host this Monday's edition of The Business (Kim Masters is on vacation) and I had a really fun conversation with Key and Peele star Keegan-Michael Key.
It's a bittersweet time to be a Key & Peele fan. Now in its fifth season, Peabody-winning Comedy Central sketch show scored eight Emmy nominations this year, including a best supporting actor nod for our guest Keegan-Michael Key. Then, at the height of their popularity, Key and his comedy partner, Jordan Peele, announced that this current season of Key & Peele would be the last.

Key tells us that he and Peele opted to go "the British route," bowing out after just a few seasons, similar to many British shows or mini-series. Both Peele and Key have other projects they're pursuing, and Key says he feared that if they kept going on the show, they were in danger of repeating themselves. He doesn't rule out the idea of coming back to Comedy Central in the form of some kind of reunion special though.

There wasn't enough room on The Business for all of our chat; the full version will appear on a future edition of our The Spin Off podcast. But listen here to this week's episode!

KCRW The Business

Also recently on KCRW, Joe Adalian and I discussed the smash box office hit "Straight Outta Compton" and Universal's excellent 2015 on Hollywood Breakdown. Listen below:


And on last Monday's Press Play, Steve Chiotakis and I discussed:
Unless you’ve been living in a garbage can, you probably heard about Big Bird’s big move to pay TV. That’s right, Sesame Street is joining the network of Cersei Lannister, Tony Soprano and "Nucky" Thompson. TV’s a strange place anyway -- on and off-the-small-screen -- and we talk about a possible Fresh Prince reboot and insane plot twists on the underground hit Mr. Robot.

Listen below!


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