JORDAN PEELE is, as they say in explosives laboratories, blowing up!!!
KEY & PEELE, the COMEDY CENTRAL show he stars in and produces with KEEGAN-MICHAEL KEY, is cruising in its fourth season. The two are working with Judd Apatow on an as yet untitled comedy. There are rumors that they’re gonna take on a Police Academy reboot. They just signed to produce and star in a New Line flick called Keanu, no relation to the other Keanu.
PLAYBOY Journalist MARC BERNARDIN stole a few minutes with JORDAN PEELE while he was at Samsung’s Galaxy Note Pad in Los Angeles to get some answers to their Lucky 7 questions, what line he won’t cross in comedy, and what Die Hard and Family Matters star Reginald Vel Johnson thought about his Key & Peele sketch.
Check out the TOP 5 of PLAYBOY LUCKY 7 QUESTIONS: JORNDAN PEELE:
What was your first exposure to Playboy magazine?
I think it was the Anna Nicole Smith issue. I wanna say it was ’96. I just remember seeing this and having to literally — I don’t know if I stole one from somebody, or if I had the courage to go buy one or something. But she was a different…there was a different thing going on that. I know that issue front and back.
What movie scared you the most as a kid?
I’m a huge horror movie fan so this is a perfect question for me. The Shining. Still probably the best horror movie I’ve ever seen. The Overlook Hotel, the way that that world — of being one of three people in such a vast, remote, desolate, isolated environment and then seeing a ghost up in there? Seeing twin girl ghosts in a hallway? Forget it. Done done done. I was so terrified of horror movies as a kid. I’ve been spending the first half of my career focusing on comedy but my goal, in all honesty, is to write and direct horror movies.
Heaven forbid you end up on death row — what’s your last meal?
Chicken parmesan sandwich. Some french fries with malt vinegar. Keep it homey.
What’s the first song you knew the words to?
Kriss Kross “Jump”. I don’t know if I could break it down now, but yeah. And there was Das EFX, “They Want EFX.” That was a feat to memorize.
What’s your pop culture blind spot?
There’s a lot of them. I would say the one that I most want to fix would be the young adult novel movie phenomenon. I’ve been out of the loop on the Twilights the Divergents. Part of it’s probably because I don’t read nearly enough, and I have a penis, so between those things, I’m not the perfect Twilight fan. I’m a huge Game of Thrones fan, but I’ve never read the books. Basically, I’ve neglected literature for the past 12 years.