Black History Month: Key and Peele

 

So my husband hates Key and Peele, but I love them.  I love them because they use their platform to tackle difficult topics surrounding race, flash judgements, stereotypes, and other “isms”.   I don’t find every sketch funny …but I still laugh out loud each time I see the sketches about Luther – President Obama’s Anger Translator (which is really about minorities having to change who they are to be accepted by the majority race), Substitute Teacher (about minority names), and the Football intro sketches that bring in the Substitute Teacher names (I see you Aaron Blake!).   I find the duos willingness to explore such topics and issues refreshing — like a mini version of Dave Chapelle when he tackled white supremacy (e.g. Clayton Bigsby), the 1950s (e.g. Meet the Niggers), and racial tension (e.g. the Race Draft).  So enjoy, even if my husband will roll his eyes!

 

A bit about Key and Peele from wikipediaKey & Peele is an American sketch comedy television show.[5] It stars Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele, both former cast members of MADtv.[6] Each episode of the show consists of several pre-taped sketches starring the two actors, introduced by Key and Peele in front of a live studio audience. The sketches cover a variety of societal topics, often with a focus on Black-American culture and race relations.

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Black History Month: Wanda Sykes

[Note:  Wanda Sykes uses adult language — sorry]

So admittedly I really like Wanda Sykes.  I think she is witty and just brilliant.  I also love that she did a fantastic job at the 2009 White House Correspondence Dinner (it’s on YouTube if you’d like to see it).  So enjoy todays video, and get a good laugh in on a Monday!

A bitty bio fro our good friends at Wikipedia:  Wanda Sykes (born March 7, 1964) is an American writer, comedian, actress, and voice artist. She earned the 1999 Emmy Award for her writing on The Chris Rock Show. In 2004, Entertainment Weekly named Sykes as one of the 25 funniest people in America.[2] She is well known for her role as Barbara Baran on The New Adventures of Old Christine and for her appearances on HBO‘s Curb Your Enthusiasm.

In November 2009, The Wanda Sykes Show, her own late-night talkshow, premiered on Fox, airing Saturday nights, until it was cancelled in April 2010.[3][4] Sykes has also had a successful career in film, appearing in Monster-in-LawMy Super Ex-GirlfriendEvan Almighty, and License to Wed, and voiced characters in Over the HedgeBarnyardBrother Bear 2Rio, and Ice Age: Continental Drift.