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As an actor, writer, and creator, Keegan-Michael Key has become one of the most creative and in-demand faces in Hollywood. With his extraordinarily diverse skill set and wide-ranging talent in both comedy and drama, Key redefines what it means to be a chameleon and multi-hyphenate in the worlds of film, television, and theater. Currently, Key can be seen in Nick Stoller's comedy series "Friends from College," which follows a group of Harvard alumni and their adult successes - or lack thereof. The show premiered on Netflix on July 14th. He also recently made his New York stage debut in The Public Theater's production of Hamlet as Horatio, opposite Oscar Isaac. Sam Gold directs the production, which opened on July 13th. He recently wrapped production on Shane Black's The Predator, which is expected to hit theaters August 3, 2018. A sequel to the 1987 sci-fi hit Predator, the film also stars Sterling K. Brown, Trevante Rhodes, and Jacob Tremblay. Later this year, he will also lend his voice to Sony Picture Animation's The Star, due this November. Key is the co-creator and co-star of Comedy Central's "Key & Peele" with Jordan Peele. The show won the 2016 Emmy Award for Outstanding Variety Sketch Series, with Key being individually nominated for acting and co-writing with Peele. Key was previously nominated for 5 Emmy Awards for his work on the show, as well as a 2016 Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series. "Key & Peele" won a 2014 Peabody Award and an American Comedy Award for Best Alternative Comedy Series. The show has become a TV and viral sensation, with 15 total Emmy nominations and approaching a billion cumulative online hits. The series concluded its five season run in September 2015. On the big screen, Key was last seen in Joe Swanberg's film Win It All, which premiered at the 2017 South by Southwest Film Festival, in advance of its April launch on Netflix. Before that, he starred in John Hamburg's comedy Why Him?, in which he stars alongside James Franco, Bryan Cranston, and Megan Mullally. He also starred in Mike Birbiglia's critically acclaimed indie Don't Think Twice, which premiered at 2016's South by Southwest and Tribeca Film Festivals, and was widely regarded as one of the best films of the year. Additional past film work includes Keanu, which he co-starred in and produced alongside Jordan Peele, Pitch Perfect 2, Horrible Bosses 2, Let's Be Cops, Wanderlust, Just Go with It, Role Models, Hell Baby, Afternoon Delight, and Due Date. He has also done vocal work for Storks, Angry Birds, Hotel Transylvania 2, and The Wild Bunch. On television, Key had a recurring role on the Emmy-winning FX series "Fargo," USA's "Playing House," Adult Swim's "Children's Hospital," and NBC's "Parks & Rec." He was also a series regular on FOX's "MADtv" for six seasons and CBS's "Gary Unmarried." Additional TV credits include "The League," "The Middle," "How I Met Your Mother," "Bob's Burgers," "Reno 911!" and "ER." Key also received a 2016 Emmy nomination for his voiceover work in Crackle's animated comedy "SuperMansion." Key was named among Time Magazine's "Most Influential People of 2014" and Entertainment Weekly's "Entertainers of the Year of 2012." He is a veteran of Detroit and Chicago's The Second City Theater, and received his Bachelor's Degree in Fine Arts from the University of Detroit-Mercy, and his Master of Fine Arts in Theater from Pennsylvania State University.

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How to Stay in WONKA's 'Sweet Suites' in New York and Los Angeles

Digital travel leader is celebrating the holiday season and the release of Warner Bros. Pictures’ Wonka by offering two pairs of candy-loving guests the chance to travel to a world of pure imagination by booking Wonka’s Sweet Suites in New York and Los Angeles, available exclusively on

Video: Watch the 'Mooned' MIGRATION Short

Vector is back in MOONED, an all-new short film playing before MIGRATION. This holiday season, Illumination, creators of the blockbuster Minions, Despicable Me, Sing and The Secret Life of Pets comedies, invites you to take flight into the thrill of the unknown with a funny, feathered family vacation like no other in Migration. Watch the video!

Broadway Streaming Guide: Holidays 2023 - Where to Watch WHITE CHRISTMAS, THE MUPPET CHRISTMAS CAROL & More

From Hannah Waddingham's new Christmas special to classics like The Muppet Christmas Carol, see which holiday streaming titles are sure to bring any Broadway fan some extra merriment this year. Check out our complete guide to what Broadway fans should be streaming this holiday season on Netflix, Peacock, Disney+, and more now!

Video: Celebrate 5 Years of THE PROM

Five years ago on November 15, 2018, The Prom opened on Broadway at the Longacre Theatre, where it ran for 309 performances. Check out some videos to celebrate the show's time on Broadway!

Video: Watch the Latest Trailer For MIGRATION With Keegan-Michael Key, Danny DeVito & More

From a screenplay by Mike White, the Emmy winning creator of The White Lotus and the screenwriter of School of Rock, the film stars a top-flight comedic cast led by Oscar® and Emmy nominee Kumail Nanjiani (The Big Sick, Eternals) as Mallard dad Mack and Emmy nominee Elizabeth Banks (Hunger Games and Pitch Perfect franchises). Watch the video!

Video: Hear Timothée Chalamet Sing 'Pure Imagination' in New WONKA Preview

A new promo for Wonka has been released, featuring a first listen to Timothée Chalamet singing 'Pure Imagination.' While 'Pure Imagination' is from the original Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory film, Neil Hannon, Simon Farnaby and Paul King have written new songs for the film. Hear Chalamet sing the classic song in a new video!

The Second City Announces Programming For The Holiday Season

The Second City announces hilarious holiday programming for 2023, including 'The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly Sweater' and the 'Holiday Improv Brunch.' Get ready for a season of laughter and festive fun!

Interview: Cat Savage of COMEDIAN RHAPSODY at Davidson Theatre

“I’ve always been a very practical person, and obviously, pursuing a career in comedy is not the practical career in terms of financial security,” Savage said. “My parents were much more supportive than you’d think. They were of the opinion if you don’t try this now, you’re going to regret not trying the rest of your life.”

Photos: Lady Gaga Joins The Rolling Stones In NYC For Album Release Party

Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood took the stage to perform 7 songs from the new album and iconic hits – “Shattered,” “Angry,” “Whole Wide World,” “Tumbling Dice,” “Bite My Head Off,” “Jumpin’ Jack Flash” and Lady Gaga joined the band on stage to perform their single “Sweet Sounds of Heaven” to a packed house. Check out the photos!

MIGRATION Releases Trailer Featuring Taylor Swift's 'Out of The Woods (Taylor's Version)' - Watch Here!

Watch the all-new MIGRATION trailer featuring 'Out of the Woods (Taylor’s Version)' here!

Photos: Check Out New WONKA Posters With Timothee Chalamet, Natasha Rothwell & More

New character posters for the Wonka movie musical have been released! Check out the photos of Timothee Chalamet as Willy Wonka, Hugh Grant as the Oompa Loompa, Natasha Rothwell as Piper Benz, Calah Lane as Noodle, Rich Fulcher as Larry Chucklesworth, Rakhee Thakrar as Lottie Bell, as Jim Carter as Abacus Crunch.

Video: Watch a New WONKA Movie Musical Trailer Featuring Timothee Chalamet

Watch the new video trailer for the Wonka movie musical starring Timothee Chalamet! Based on the extraordinary character at the center of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, the film also stars Calah Lane, Keegan-Michael Key, Paterson Joseph, Matt Lucas, Mathew Baynton, Sally Hawkins, Rowan Atkinson, and Oscar winner Olivia Colman.

Tim Allen to Perform at Hard Rock Live in January

Tim Allen is coming to Hard Rock Live at Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana on January 27, 2024. Get ready for a night of laughter with the star of 'Last Man Standing' and 'Toy Story 4.' Tickets go on sale October 6.

REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER Sets October 6 Episode Lineup

REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER October 6 Episode Lineup features a diverse range of guests and thought-provoking discussions. Tune in for an engaging and informative episode.

Laura Benanti to Bring SPIRAL BOUND to Joe's Pub, Featuring Lorna Courtney, Eva Noblezada & More

Tony-winner Laura Benanti will bring an all-star female lineup to Joe’s Pub for a Benefit Concert of the new song cycle Spiral Bound. Learn how to purchase tickets!

The Second City Reveals Opening Date, Shows, and Cast for NYC Location

The Second City is bringing its renowned improv and sketch comedy to New York City! Discover the opening date, exciting shows, and talented cast members that will have you laughing all night long. Don't miss out on this hilarious entertainment experience in NYC.

Millie Bobby Brown, Rachel Maddow, Keegan-Michael Key and More to Join Chicago Humanities This Fall

From September 17th to November 16th, Chicago Humanities will host its annual Fall Festival, a dynamic lineup of over fifty events, presented across the city, from Evanston to the Loop to Hyde Park.

Aaron Tveit to Play The Bushnell in November

The Bushnell will present An Evening with Aaron Tveit. The charismatic Award-winning star of Broadway, television, and film will bring his singular charm and charisma to the Belding Theater for one lively evening of music on November 8, 2023. Get all the performance information here!

Leslie Jones, Seth Meyers, Keegan-Michael Key, Amy Schumer And More To Come To Symphony Space

In a city teeming with performing arts institutions, Symphony Space plays a distinct role: bringing together leading artists and writers in bespoke, one-night-only live events.

The Second City to Return to Columbus in November

The Second City, Chicago's legendary sketch and improv comedy theater will return to Columbus for a show at the Davidson Theatre on Friday, November 17, at 8 pm.


Keegan-Michael Key has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

Keegan-Michael Key has not appeared in the West End

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