Key & Peele Have A Super Bowl Special, And It Looks Hilarious

Every year, the Super Bowl is generally the most-watched TV program, as everyone wants to get a look at the NFL’s two best teams duking it out amidst a bunch of expensive commercials. But for everyone who just wants to laugh, Comedy Central is giving Key & Peele its own Super Bowl special, and it’s going to be amazing. Check out the first promo below.

Somebody get Dante Pibb some turnovers, dammit! The video has the pair as commentators Pibb and Bertram Skilling giving their picks for who they think will win the Super Bowl, being played by the Seattle Seahawks and the New England Patriots. It’s strange how funny it is to watch Key and Peele acting like football analysts – doing things like ending opinionated sentences with “and let me tell you why.” – even though that’s precisely the kind of things I hate to see analysts do unironically. But never have I seen one talk about an Æbleskiver, so I guess it’s all good. Turnovers, turnovers, turnovers, turnovers.

There isn’t a single bit of subject matter that Jordan Peele and Keegan Michael Key can’t turn into a guffaw-worthy experience, and the duo getting their own football special is a comedy dream. Do I need to remind everyone about the East vs. West college football sketches? (Comedy Central claimed in their press release that there might be a Super Bowl version of those, so cross your fingers.) The special is set to feature not only new sketches from the hilarious duo, but also appearances from several to-be-announced NFL stars. Please, please let them get a Marshawn Lynch interview sketch on here.

Comedy Central, who entered a deal with the NFL for some cross-promotion, also recently announced that Craig Robinson & the Nasty Delicious will be serving as the halftime entertainment for the Key & Peele Super Bowl Special, as sponsored by Pepsi. The Hot Tub Time Machine 2 actor and his band will perform presumably one song during the special, though Robinson’s dreams of heading to the Super Bowl halftime show are part of the subject matter behind a series of YouTube videos leading up to the show. You can watch the second installment below.

Check out the Key & Peele Super Bowl Special on Comedy Central on Friday, January 30, at 10 p.m. ET.

Nick Venable
Assistant Managing Editor

Nick is a Cajun Country native, and is often asked why he doesn't sound like that's the case. His love for his wife and daughters is almost equaled by his love of gasp-for-breath laughter and gasp-for-breath horror. A lifetime spent in the vicinity of a television screen led to his current dream job, as well as his knowledge of too many TV themes and ad jingles.