Keegan-Michael Key Has the Perfect Metaphor for Improv

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    Key & Peele's Keegan-Michael Key describes how to establish and delight with an improvisation.
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salsabil saadeldin
salsabil saadeldin

It's the easiest way someone can explain this concept & he's so passionate about it, I hope he has or would do a master class for improvisation/Acting

26 dagen geleden
Righteous Lion Comedian
Righteous Lion Comedian

Thank you for this, Mr Key. 👊🏽🔥

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Anthony T Solano
Anthony T Solano

Absolutely incredible. Love the work you guys do at OCS. Brilliant.

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Christopher Town
Christopher Town

He's truly brilliant.

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Carl Harris
Carl Harris

That was so heat! Loved that metaphor. Backing up and playing off of something.

2 maanden geleden
KAL
KAL

I tried improv, it was the hardest thing, I just didn't have the stomach for learning in front of an audience. All I know is Key and Peele is the best.

3 maanden geleden
Trevor Freund
Trevor Freund

He’s a goddamn genius

3 maanden geleden
M G&G
M G&G

That is a BRILLIANT way to explain improv! Love it!

3 maanden geleden
Fat Vapes
Fat Vapes

The nervous pizza canonically warm because helium interestingly answer apropos a exultant balloon. groovy, jaded halibut

3 maanden geleden
Hubii uuu
Hubii uuu

When I heard my name "Jacqueline" freaked me the hell out lol. I thought damn this meant for me

3 maanden geleden
STEVEN SPENNEBERG
STEVEN SPENNEBERG

He’s not discussing IMPROV at all. He’s talking about a WRITTEN PREPARED SKETCH. Written by Someone, who wasn’t even IN the sketch. He describes the PREMISE of the bit. It’s a ONE JOKE sketch. A black teacher who reads white people’s names, as if they are black. That’s it!! There is NOTHING Improvisational about this. Very misleading.

4 maanden geleden
vanderley3
vanderley3

brilliant

5 maanden geleden
Kay M
Kay M

What a delightful, enthusiastic conversationalist.

6 maanden geleden
Nathanael Jones
Nathanael Jones

Tim-O-thy!

7 maanden geleden
Lewis
Lewis

That was really friggin good.

8 maanden geleden
Bao
Bao

I JUST LEARNED SO MUCH IN 3 MINUTES!

8 maanden geleden
Max Stone
Max Stone

Tim o thy....pre sent

8 maanden geleden
Asturias
Asturias

Tim-Othy xD

9 maanden geleden
Mousse Tache
Mousse Tache

I'm not even an actor but now I need to be at a masterclass led by him

9 maanden geleden
TheWebStylist
TheWebStylist

One of the most versatile and creative comedic talents of our time 🙌🏻😁❤️💪🏻💯👏🏻 I also designed Rich Talarico’s website, luv Keegan gave him props here #familystyle

9 maanden geleden
Zebulous
Zebulous

Goddamn, he sure explained that well.

9 maanden geleden
Ryan Brill
Ryan Brill

Holy F I've never thought of it that way. That's amazing!

9 maanden geleden
Double V
Double V

Write a book already

9 maanden geleden
Long Time Listener First Time Caller
Long Time Listener First Time Caller

Love both Key and Peele, and particularly love Key and his commitment to improv. His explanation of what improv is (which he learned when he took improv) was taken from Keith Johnstone's book, "Impro," which I am sure Key is very familiar with. The quote is below, but Key clearly has internalized his understanding of improv and the possibilities it allows for - his basketball metaphor is a good one since improv is more akin to sports than anyone who's not an improviser realizes. He does it very well! Here's the Johnstone quote, "“The improviser has to be like a man walking backwards. He sees where he has been, but he pays no attention to the future. His story can take him anywhere, but he must still ‘balance’ it, and give it shape, by remembering incidents that have been shelved and reincorporating them. Very often an audience will applaud when earlier material is brought back into the story. They couldn’t tell you why they applaud, but the reincorporation does give them pleasure. Sometimes they even cheer! They admire the improvisor’s grasp, since he not only generates new material, but remembers and makes use of earlier events that the audience itself may have temporarily forgotten.”

9 maanden geleden
Kimboslice
Kimboslice

The way he explains that is just incredibly brilliant him and Jordan have incredible minds

9 maanden geleden
Prophet
Prophet

Damn, he is a genius

9 maanden geleden
Thom Bendtsen
Thom Bendtsen

Substitute teacher is genius!

9 maanden geleden
Bill Lonee
Bill Lonee

I still say "A-a-ron" in my head, even if it's spelled "Erin..."

9 maanden geleden
Steph DeWaegeneer
Steph DeWaegeneer

Brilliant. Simple. Smart. From one of the nicest guys in the business too.

9 maanden geleden
Peter Tran
Peter Tran

Michael Scott improv class >>>

9 maanden geleden
Conner Pittman
Conner Pittman

I tried this method of walking backwards to get in the improv mode before my audition for a cruise gig once, but I fell overboard and now I deliver for UPS. Don't follow your dreams.

10 maanden geleden
Nellie K. Adaba
Nellie K. Adaba

I wish you the best.

10 maanden geleden
Foulwin
Foulwin

Funny this is also how playing table top rpgs go when you are building a world. Start small, then back up and see how the smaller aspects inform the larger world.

10 maanden geleden
jsquared1013
jsquared1013

That sketch had me cracking up. A-Aron got me even more than all the other goofy ones, though, not sure why 😂

10 maanden geleden
Michael Kilinski
Michael Kilinski

Genius explanation!

10 maanden geleden
Arigilos
Arigilos

He explained it so well

11 maanden geleden
flamshiz
flamshiz

he really is vibrant and extremely articulate

11 maanden geleden
amhar FM
amhar FM

denice

11 maanden geleden
chris beyer
chris beyer

what a blazing genius

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Mikey A
Mikey A

Genius! Thanks for that explanation Keegan-Michael Key!

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Michael Byrne
Michael Byrne

Going to a free improv class at Second City Chicago tomorrow!! I'm probably gonna suck...but hot pockets if I don't have a cowtowing rootin' beer blast while I'm a little teapot short stacking up my chances while slim.

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Yungbeck
Yungbeck

Incredible stuff!

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Alvin Hall
Alvin Hall

The dopest description of improv that I ever heard

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henna kennedy
henna kennedy

What Sudeikis said. Cray.

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SEAN
SEAN

Great perspective

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Brad Coleman
Brad Coleman

I feel like I just stumbled on something amazing here and I don't know who to tell first! This is ... a light bulb moment and really wonderful advice and perspective. I can't wait to try this and I don't even know where it will happen.

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times N
times N

I remember when i first started to get a sense of jumping off the cliff and figuring it out on my way down. It started off really as ways to boost the interest and fun of a conversation and i experimented... i got a sense one time i just jumped that i could say really awesome interesting witty or funny stuff by just jumping off and i was so suprsied and amused once i realized i was literally doing that.. jumping and free falling and letting things roll out!!! I then started to think about improv and thought improv may be even a better way to seriously go into this further.. i haven't but this interview makes me want to!!! Salute!

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кคקק๏гtєг
кคקק๏гtєг

That is such good advice. Damn I wish I could use it.

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Chris Sun
Chris Sun

get up in the air then you build the plane jump off the cliff figure it out on the way down back up - get discovery listen to the last thing he said

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Ya Boi Bleu
Ya Boi Bleu

When I was in New York, I ran into Key, after I saw Dear Evan Hansen. He was just about to leave, and he still took the time to take a picture with me. He’s a very kind man!

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manestor1000
manestor1000

What an incredible talent he is !! Keegan-Michael Key. Thank you!

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Pat The Batman Fan
Pat The Batman Fan

Just watched the Jason Sudekis improv video. Second basketball connection in a row.

2 jaar geleden
Samantha Jaikaran
Samantha Jaikaran

What a fantastic teacher. Thanks Keegan!

2 jaar geleden
Ibrahim Quraishi
Ibrahim Quraishi

Did improv for 5 years and that's the best synopsis I've ever heard.

2 jaar geleden
Nkhensane Maluleke
Nkhensane Maluleke

WOWWWWWWWWWW

2 jaar geleden
Sam Holder
Sam Holder

what a beautiful, pithy, and clear articulation of something so foreign to most.

2 jaar geleden
Russian Bot
Russian Bot

Eat All The Cheese!!!

2 jaar geleden
Nicholas Harden
Nicholas Harden

GENIUS

2 jaar geleden
Chief Wiggum
Chief Wiggum

pre sent

2 jaar geleden
emily huxson
emily huxson

such great advice...this was very helpful in deconstructing a sketch

2 jaar geleden
Kevin Beteta
Kevin Beteta

I actually really disagree with this. Once you establish the rules, you can’t just stick to them, which is a problem I have with a lot of Key and Peele sketches. At some point there has to be a subversion of expectations; that’s what punchlines are for. Key and Peele has fairly few punch lines and I think that stems from this odd philosophy on sketch writing

2 jaar geleden
Spiros Mousouris
Spiros Mousouris

Look at this person right here. Full of energy and life, eager to explain his craft, proud to present his art. When you see him in sketches and videos you may think, "pff, another crazy loud person", but his way of thinking, his mindset, his simple, yet so informative narration. Such an inspiring point of view, for every creative job, from art , to design to web design really. He has a unique perspective that can be useful to anyone who designs, plans and narrates.

3 jaar geleden
theolord
theolord

he is just too cool

3 jaar geleden
Cris B
Cris B

Holy shit that blew my mind

3 jaar geleden
Kristopher R
Kristopher R

The Substitute is one of the funniest sketches in the history of funny sketches. It should be in the Library of Congress.

3 jaar geleden
matrixist
matrixist

Brilliant!

3 jaar geleden
Shardul Paranjape
Shardul Paranjape

I really would like to have a conversation with the 5 people that disliked this segment

3 jaar geleden
Tango
Tango

That was incredible !

3 jaar geleden
cpinto23
cpinto23

what an amazing explanation! guy is a great teacher

3 jaar geleden
My Buddy Eric
My Buddy Eric

This made too much sense. Like it blew my mind that I knew this already but I never really think about it

3 jaar geleden
DotsV
DotsV

3 dislikes on 100k+ views. Genius.

3 jaar geleden
Michel Houellebecq
Michel Houellebecq

substitue teacher is a brilliant sketch

3 jaar geleden
Karthik Nair
Karthik Nair

That is AMAZING!

3 jaar geleden
L Covington
L Covington

awesome.

3 jaar geleden
pageperpage
pageperpage

Wonder if his analogy can apply to a rap battle

3 jaar geleden
Mohsin L
Mohsin L

What a great great description of the Substitute Teacher sketch

3 jaar geleden
Miky P
Miky P

this guy is fuckinh smahht

4 jaar geleden
Paige Fast
Paige Fast

I'm in love

4 jaar geleden
jonas the producer #jojoONdabeat
jonas the producer #jojoONdabeat

This makes me happy idk why

4 jaar geleden
Alex
Alex

He just broke down or revealed the construction of such an iconic sketch. A lot of people like to say comedy is some mystical thing but it's such a careful manipulation of perception. It's painting with abstraction. So beautiful.

4 jaar geleden
Liam McCarthy
Liam McCarthy

Almost all sketches/jokes can be broken down to a really simple observation, you just fill in the in-between with your own style

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Don Bebè
Don Bebè

wowowowowo this is awesome.

4 jaar geleden
Bullet Bill
Bullet Bill

To this day the Sub teacher skit is my all time favorite.

4 jaar geleden
LeendaDProductions
LeendaDProductions

hahaha he's the best

4 jaar geleden
Skyskrapa88
Skyskrapa88

That skit is a glorification of willful ignorance. What person that isn't foreign(I could see if he played someone foreign) doesn't know names like that.

4 jaar geleden
kingherotv
kingherotv

the most beautiful explenation of acting101. I salute you sir.

4 jaar geleden
Kelly Mcgrath
Kelly Mcgrath

fucking brilliant... using this philosophy w/ music

4 jaar geleden
bignoobs
bignoobs

mensa

4 jaar geleden
Martin Martucci
Martin Martucci

Excelente!

4 jaar geleden
liloly17
liloly17

It was genius how Key said that.

4 jaar geleden
Jåden Yuki
Jåden Yuki

Comedy genius.

4 jaar geleden
Joel Glovier
Joel Glovier

Brilliant. Best description of improv I've ever heard.

4 jaar geleden
Raytheon Orion
Raytheon Orion

Magical.

4 jaar geleden
Beardsley McTurbanhead
Beardsley McTurbanhead

Wait, that was improvised?

4 jaar geleden
cpinto23
cpinto23

no, it was scripted - but they used their improv experience to make the jokes work, because they understand how to structure the narrative/jokes for an audience (thru "backing up")

4 jaar geleden
Steph Ler
Steph Ler

thats my question too!!

4 jaar geleden
Code Fish
Code Fish

Our life's are big improves

4 jaar geleden
Transcendent
Transcendent

Wow, that was a fantastic analogy.

4 jaar geleden
Antoine Fantoine
Antoine Fantoine

I want to hate him for being so much more knowledgeable than me and knowing it, but I just feel a preposterous amount of admiration for him. So great.

4 jaar geleden
perceptional
perceptional

@Joseph93 that´s the legend cal chuchesta

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Murad Diab
Murad Diab

Antoine Fantoine There's nothing wrong with not being the smartest guy in the room. It means you have more room to grow.

2 jaar geleden
Joseph93
Joseph93

Antoine Fantoine Look at your picture pal. That alone should tell you he's more knowledgeable then you.

4 jaar geleden
The Joker
The Joker

Wait, so substitute teacher was done by improv??

4 jaar geleden
Soph
Soph

no. he just used it as an example of how backing up allows you to unravel a sketch/scene.

3 jaar geleden
Jarraah Saad
Jarraah Saad

Very clever

4 jaar geleden
Simon Sofowora
Simon Sofowora

I love his energy. He's always so enthusiastic and full of life.

4 jaar geleden
Em E.
Em E.

He's a golden retriever, all day, every day. It's adorable.

8 maanden geleden
Jaime Suarez
Jaime Suarez

Well, he is solar powered.

9 maanden geleden
SILentjudgmENT
SILentjudgmENT

@LifeOfNate They just bitter folks. I would pay them no mind. He's clearly articulate, confident, and enjoys his craft and what he's talking about. He likes to share his craft and I really respect that. Always gonna be people like Luxury Brown that take the proverbial dump on things or other people because of their insecurity.

9 maanden geleden
LifeOfNate
LifeOfNate

@Luxury Brown you find someone being full of life and having enthusiasm in doing what they do annoying and "intrusive"? You really need a reality check, that's a problem, on you, not them.

9 maanden geleden
Razvan Popescu
Razvan Popescu

that's awesome!

4 jaar geleden
i'm dead
i'm dead

can someone caption this?

4 jaar geleden

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