Community service message: your favourite sketch comedy show, Key & Peele, will not be returning for the previously promised new season due to the 2016 U.S. Presidential elections. Because, as anyone who sees the following sketch will undoubtedly agree, Key simply must divert his energies away from comedy and towards running a campaign. Oh, you think this is a joke? Well, yeah, okay. You got us. But take a look at the list of actual candidates. It includes funny guys Mike Huckabee, Donald Trump, and Rick “My Last Name is Not a Noun” Santorum. Suddenly President Key doesn’t seem so far-fetched a concept.
What, you might wonder, are we on about? Oh, just a new clip from the comedy duo in which Key (instead of the
frequently presidential Peele) plays a pitch-perfect politician who we’ll vote for as soon as the inevitable US invasion and takeover of Canada is complete (assuming we’re still a democracy by that point).
From the hair to the hand gestures, Key is every inch a candidate here but it’s actually Peele who steals the show—without ever saying a word. Here’s the setup: Congressman Paul Brooks (that’s Key) is speaking at a Town Hall meeting broadcasting live on C-SPAN when one of the network’s camera operators experiences a glitch in his media-given powers of stereotypification. The result: Peele is mistaken for something he’s not, and he isn’t quite sure what to do about it.

The new season of Key & Peele is actually happening. It premieres on Comedy July 9 at 10:30ep, invasion notwithstanding.