1. Keegan-Michael Key (left) and Jordan Peele of the Comedy Central sketch series Key & Peele spoke to Fresh Air’s Terry Gross this year about their biracial identity and how it has influenced their interest in playing a wide range of characters:

Peele: The world has wanted me to speak differently than [how] I speak. I speak like my mom; I speak like the whitest white dude; I speak like a Def Comedy Jam comedian doing an impression of a white guy. …
I even remember when I was a kid that every now and then you’d come up on somebody who would question how I spoke and whether or not I was trying to be something I wasn’t. It cannot be a coincidence that I decided to go into a career where my whole purpose is altering the way I speak and experiencing these different characters and maybe proving in my soul that the way someone speaks has nothing to do with who they are.


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    Keegan-Michael Key (left) and Jordan Peele of the Comedy Central sketch series Key & Peele spoke to Fresh Air’s Terry Gross this year about their biracial identity and how it has influenced their interest in playing a wide range of characters:

    Peele: The world has wanted me to speak differently than [how] I speak. I speak like my mom; I speak like the whitest white dude; I speak like a Def Comedy Jam comedian doing an impression of a white guy. …

    I even remember when I was a kid that every now and then you’d come up on somebody who would question how I spoke and whether or not I was trying to be something I wasn’t. It cannot be a coincidence that I decided to go into a career where my whole purpose is altering the way I speak and experiencing these different characters and maybe proving in my soul that the way someone speaks has nothing to do with who they are.

    image via NYT

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