Comedian Keegan-Michael Key gets serious

Actor Keegan-Michael Key and his wife, producer and director Elisa Key.
Actor Keegan-Michael Key and his wife, producer and director Elisa Key.PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

Keegan-Michael Key of Key & Peele fame got distracted by comedy, but is now following his dream of doing serious acting

NEW YORK • Comedian Keegan-Michael Key likes to tell the story of when, three years back, the end came for Key & Peele (2012 to 2015), his socially provocative, deeply hilarious Comedy Central sketch show with actor and director Jordan Peele.

The friend who would eventually become his wife asked him a simple question: "What do you want to do?"

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 17, 2018, with the headline 'Comedian gets serious'. Print Edition | Subscribe