NEW YORK, August 15, 2013 – COMEDY CENTRAL is bringing back the sketch-comedy duo
Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele for a third season of the hit series “South Park.” In the new season “Key & Peele” once again offers up a hilarious look at
the world utilizing the stars’ lively chemistry and smart observations. Several classic characters from the first two seasons,
including Hingle McCringleberry and Ozamataz Buckshank; Karim and Jahar; Wendell and Mr. Garvey, will return along with new,
entertaining personalities guaranteed to make you laugh. Fans can also tune in September 11 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT for a special
episode filmed in their Hollywood production offices, as Key and Peele look back at some of the fan’s favorite sketches from past
seasons. In addition, viewers will get a sneak peek at season three. “Key & Peele” received its first Emmy® nomination for
Outstanding Make-up for a Multi-Camera Series or Special (Non-Prosthetic).
Viewers can look forward to the return of Obama and his anger translator Luther, plus an array of guest stars including James
Callis, Jason Schwartzman, Malcolm-Jamal Warner and YouTube sensation Freddie Wong. “Key & Peele” continues to satirize issues
including marriage, gun rights, race and sex.
In the second season, the series averaged 1.5 million viewers each week and was number one in its timeslot with Men 18-34 and Men
18-24 in all of television (source: Nielsen Media Research, most current data, 9/26/12 – 11/14/12, original telecasts only).
“Key & Peele” features Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele, who are best known for their impressive ability for improv, celebrity
impressions and conjuring up original characters. The show utilizes a combination of filmed sketches and live stage segments to
examine life in a provocative and irreverent way, from two men used to being on the outside looking in. Whether it’s satirizing
the President, spoofing musical acts, or taking on religion, “Key & Peele” showcases their chemistry, camaraderie and unique point
of view, born from their shared background and experiences growing up biracial in a not quite post-racial world.
Leading up to the premiere, COMEDY CENTRAL will provide viewers with weekly Web exclusive preview trailers viewable on cc.com and the COMEDY CENTRAL YouTube
channel, where they have become a digital sensation with sketches amassing more than 270 million views, with such popular skits
like “Substitute Teacher“, “
Beginning on Thursday, September 19 each episode of “Key & Peele” will be available in HD the day-after-air on iTunes, Xbox Video,
Sony Entertainment Network, Amazon Instant Video, Vudu and Samsung Media Hub.
Credits for the series include Key, Peele, Ian Roberts, Jay Martel and Joel Zadak as Executive Producers. Gary Mann is the
Executive in Charge of Production for COMEDY CENTRAL.
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