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Alumnus Keegan-Michael Key takes home Emmy!

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September 12, 2016

Keegan-Michael Key '93 proclaimed his love for Detroit after he and co-star Jordan Peele take home an Emmy in the "outstanding variety sketch show" category at the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards aired on ABC, Sept. 19.

The Emmys honor the best U.S. prime time television programs from that year. Famous actors and celebrities braced themselves as they waited to hear the results of various awards given throughout the night. From the top drama television series to the best actors and actresses in a series, there were many prestigious awards to go around.

Key & Peele is a sketch comedy television series created by Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele.  The two friends started their careers working on MADtv in the early 2000’s.  They originally planned to audition separately, but when the casting directors saw them perform together and noticed their chemistry, they auditioned as a duo and earned the part.  After years working at MADtv, they eventually branched out and created their own series.  Key & Peele debuted on Comedy Central and took off as one of the most popular sketch shows at the time. Their impressive acting, extraordinary writing, and satirical take on our modern world blew viewers away for 5 seasons and 53 episodes.  The duo recently announced that their show would not come back for a sixth season, but they continue to work on big movies and other projects.

See media coverage of Keegan-Michael Key in The Detroit NewsMLiveE! News and Detroit Modeling and Acting Resources.

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