Key & Peele has proven time and again to be one of the funniest sketch shows on television, and obviously much of the show's success rests on its charismatic stars. But Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele don't often get enough credit for acting the hell out of their scenes with style and pathos, giving their insane characters and emotional straight men more conviction and heft than their counterparts on... On the cusp of K&P's fifth-season premiere on Wednesday, Vulture caught up with the show's head writers, Jay Martel and Ian Roberts, who discussed their ten favorite performances from each actor over the past year. In no particular order. Key in “Manly Tears”. Jay Martel : This might be my single favorite thing. Partly because I was there on the day they were shooting it, and I got to see how many ways Keegan figured out how to stop himself from laughing. It's like a tour de force. If you watch the sketch, it seems like a lot of his efforts made it in there, and he doesn’t ever repeat himself. To me, this is the opposite of [the anger translator] in the sense that Luther is like a volcano of emotions, and he's saying everything that comes into his head, or Obama's head. But the guy in “Manly Tears,” the comedy is about how he's trying to restrain himself from showing emotion. And in a way that's funnier because he's trying to choke himself off. In comedy that always works better for me, when someone's trying not to lose it. Keegan is technically the "straight man" in this, but it's a tenuous thing. JM : Ian told me the straight man used to make more money in the [old days]—. Ian Roberts : It was a 60/40 split. And they got top billing. JM : For Abbott and Costello, Abbot was getting more money just for saying, like, "Hey, what're you talkin' about. " when Costello would do something crazy. And Key and Peele definitely go back and forth playing the straight men. But some of our favorite sketches are when they're both out of their minds. We call those "peas in a pod" sketches, where they're both the “crazy” person. Peele as Wendell in “Pizza Order”. IR : I'd say what's interesting about this was Jordan's take on it. He said, “Wendell is not a good guy. ” You know, he said we never make fun of the guy who's overweight, who loves sci-fi and fantasy. Source: www.vulture.com
By JANIE HAR and AMY TAXIN. Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi has defended his office's decision to release a Mexican man who was in the U. S. illegally and who is now suspected in the killing of a woman at a sightseeing pier. Mirkarimi said that the U. S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency should earlier have issued an arrest warrant for Francisco Sanchez. "ICE knew that he had been deported five times," Mirkarimi said. "You would have thought he met a threshold that he required a court order or a warrant. They did not do that. Prosecutors on Monday charged Sanchez with murder in the death of Kathryn Steinle, who was shot and killed last Wednesday as she and her father took a walk on the popular Pier 14. Steinle's killing has brought criticism down on this liberal city... The city goes so far as to promote itself as a "sanctuary" for people in the country illegally. In a jailhouse interview with a TV station, Sanchez, a 45-year-old repeat drug offender, appeared to confirm that he came to the city because of its status as a sanctuary. The case has prompted a flurry of criticism from ICE officials, politicians and commenters on social media, all of whom portrayed the slaying as a preventable tragedy. "Most of the blame should fall squarely on the shoulders of the San Francisco sheriff, because his department had custody of him and made the choice to let him go without notifying ICE," said Jessica Vaughan, director of policy studies at the... Bob Goodlatte, the Virginia Republican who chairs the House Judiciary Committee, blamed sanctuary practices and the Obama administration, saying: "The tragic murder of Kate Steinle once again underscores the need to end these reckless policies. Mayor Ed Lee issued a statement saying city policy was never intended to protect "repeat, serious and violent felons. " He asked for federal and local agencies to review what happened. California Attorney General Kamala Harris, a. Source: www.newswest9.com
Magic Mike XXL has finally hit theaters, just in time for Fourth of July weekend (God bless America). This movie has a little something for everyone: if you want a road-trip film, it's got you covered. If you want a strange female-empowerment movie, it tries very hard to be that. And, of course, if you just want to sit back and enjoy some unadulterated, booty poppin’, groin-thrustin', cheesily themed dance sequences, this movie’s got you covered. While XXL could have used about 70 percent more dance sequences (Jada Pinkett says it best in the movie: “a little less bro-time and a little more showtime") the dance sequences that were included are perhaps some of the best an audience is going... From a whipped-cream explosion to the very best possible use of Cheetos, here is a definitive assessment of all of the key dance scenes from Magic Mike XXL. Channing Tatum’s Weld 'n' Hump:. This dance was already a crowd favorite because it featured prominently in the trailer. An easy high score, really, because it combined some ol’ standbys: Channing Tatum, tank tops, “Pony,” and Channing Tatum in a tank top dancing to “Pony. ” Plus: Sparks flew from Channing Tatum’s crotch in a sensual homage to Flashdance, and he literally screw-drove some nails into a plank of wood. Handy and randy. The XXL Crew’s Drag Queen Dance Off:. I suppose this was some sort of crucial Brobonding plot moment, but as each guy got up there on stage for his little solo moment, it really just became more and more evident that Channing Tatum is the only one in this movie who can dance. I added half a point because of Tatum’s expert Vogueing, but gave a major deduction because he had pants on. “Big Dick” Richie’s Grocery Store Awakening:. Years ago, in the depths of my pre-teen loins, I knew that the Backstreet Boys hit “I Want It That Way,” was the most sensual song ever written. When Big Dick Richie (Joe Mangiello) finds his rhythm as a dancer, that early impulse was confirmed. The man showers himself with Cheetos and bottled water, then grinds on a drink case and a convenience-store floor. After this you’ll never be able to see a 7-11 the same way again. Michael Strahan’s Kinky Massage:. Michael Starhan was featured as a key dancer at Jada Pinkett Smith’s Stripper Brothel. As a former NFL player, Strahan knows a thing or two. Source: nymag.com
IR: One super-simple choice in this sketch, and I don't think it would be as funny without, is that lisp, which makes every time he says "slap-ass" hilarious. It's like a But for the most part it's Keegan and Jordan creating a character that they
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