‘Key and Peele’ call it quits on top rated show

Key and Peele
Source: Comedy Central

Sad news for fans of the hit Comedy Central show “Key and Peele.”

Series stars Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele have decided that the fifth and current season of their wildly popular sketch comedy show will be their last.

“This is our final season – and it’s not because of Comedy Central, it’s us,” Key said. “It was just time for us to explore other things, together and apart. I compare it to Gene Wilder and Richard Pryor. We might make a movie and then do our own thing for three years and then come back and do another movie.”

Since its 2012 debut, the half-hour series has slowly but surely built momentum going from relatively unknown to becoming one of Comedy Central’s most bankable programs. This year alone the show received seven Emmy nominations including Outstanding Variety Sketch Series and an Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series nod for Key.

“There will be Key and Peele productions coming up,” Key assured. “We’re doing the reboot of Police Academy, and there’s a TV show in the works that we might do for Comedy Central. There’s lots of stuff we have cooking up.”

Fans can also look forward to the big screen adaption of their classic “Substitute Teacher” sketch as it’s recently been green-lit by Paramount Pictures

“Key and Peele” airs on Comedy Central on Wednesdays at 9 p.m. est.

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