8 highlights from comedy duo’s Reddit AMA

By Mahita Gajanan
Updated April 20, 2016 at 12:00 PM EDT
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Ahead of the April 29 premiere of their new film Keanu, Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele took to a Reddit AMA to answer questions about the movie and their work as a comedy duo on the sketch series Key & Peele, which ran on Comedy Central for five seasons, ending in 2015.

In Keanu, the duo play a pair of friends who pose as drug dealers in an attempt to rescue a stolen cat. Their feline costar was a top of discussion, as was their favorite pizza toppings (ground beef, onions, and mushrooms for Key, and classic pepperoni for Peele), and how they both prefer herbivorous dinosaurs. Of particular interest, though, was their show that made them household names and Emmy nominees.

1. Favorite Key and Peele sketches

2. How Keanu came about

It was inspired by the funny juxtaposition of gangsters and cats.Comment from discussion We are Key & Peele, our new movie “Keanu” is out April 29th. Ask us anything!.

3. What happened to the seven kittens who played Keanu?

They were adopted by the film’s crew members. Aww!Comment from discussion We are Key & Peele, our new movie “Keanu” is out April 29th. Ask us anything!.

4. Arnold Schwartzenburgers is the shiznits

The duo has no problem becoming their characters from Key & Peele at a moment’s notice, answering one question as the valets, two action movie enthusiast car attendants from their sketch series.Comment from discussion We are Key & Peele, our new movie “Keanu” is out April 29th. Ask us anything!.Comment from discussion We are Key & Peele, our new movie “Keanu” is out April 29th. Ask us anything!.

5. The ‘DeNiro/Pacino of comedy’

Key and Peele were fans of each other’s work before they met.Comment from discussion We are Key & Peele, our new movie “Keanu” is out April 29th. Ask us anything!.

6. Major influences

Key and Peele name their “comedic parents.”Comment from discussion We are Key & Peele, our new movie “Keanu” is out April 29th. Ask us anything!.

7. Freezing in Fargo

8. Why ‘Keanu’?

The cat’s name was an homage to the many movies they love.Comment from discussion We are Key & Peele, our new movie “Keanu” is out April 29th. Ask us anything!.

Keanu opens in theaters on April 29.

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