Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele are preparing for their big Super Bowl special airing the Friday before the big game on Comedy Central. To tease the special, they threw together two videos spotlighting their picks for the AFC and NFC championship games this weekend.
But it wouldn’t be any fun to just do it as themselves, so the “Key & Peele” stars took on NFL pros Dante Pibb and Bertram Skilling, skewering the meaningless nonsense that passes for commentary on most NFL pre-game shows.
For their AFC picks, the two actually started to make some real commentary, with Key, portraying Skilling, talking about the New England Patriots’ aerial game, while Peele, as Pibb, talked about the Indianapolis Colt’s defensive line. But then he made a pun off of linebacker Jerod Mayo’s name, saying, “Everything’s better with Mayo.”
And that was it, the segment was completely derailed as Key’s Skilling looked ready to dub Peele’s Pibb a comedy legend right then and there.
Key completely lost it again while making his pick for the NFC, saying that the Green Bay Packers were going to win because “they have way too many offensive weapons.” But it wasn’t laughter this time, as instead he started skipping like a malfunctioning android until Peele smacked him in the back to reset him.
“Key & Peele’s” Super Bowl special airs Friday, Jan. 30 at 10 p.m. ET on Comedy Central.
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