Keegan-Michael Key Famous Quotes & Sayings

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27 Keegan-Michael Key Famous Sayings, Quotes and Quotation.

Keegan-Michael Key Sayings: If you look at any successful skit comedy show, ever, there is that format of If you look at any successful skit comedy show, ever, there is that format of introducing you to the player in the beginning, and then going on to see those sketches.
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Keegan-Michael Key Sayings: My father has passed away. He was African-American. My mother is white. So I was My father has passed away. He was African-American. My mother is white. So I was adopted by a couple that was of a similar dynamic as my biological parents.
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Keegan-Michael Key Sayings: My adoptive mother tirelessly worked most of her life to build up my self-esteem. So My adoptive mother tirelessly worked most of her life to build up my self-esteem. So what happened was finding her started to shed light and destroy my mythos. So for the first year of knowing [biological mother], my mom kind of actually literally visited me in Detroit and kind of gave me a tour of my life - where I was conceived, where I was born, where she found out she was pregnant. It was amazing and very emotional.
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Keegan-Michael Key Sayings: [Adoption] could turn you into an exquisite comedian. Ask Richard Pryor's ghost. [Adoption] could turn you into an exquisite comedian. Ask Richard Pryor's ghost.
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Keegan-Michael Key Sayings: To make an absolutely gross generalization, I think a lot of people feel like if To make an absolutely gross generalization, I think a lot of people feel like if you're mixed, more often than not you're quote unquote white. So if you're mixed, you embrace the mainstream culture more than the African-American culture.
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Keegan-Michael Key Sayings: There Is Nothing More Dangerous On Planet Earth Than A Black Wife There Is Nothing More Dangerous On Planet Earth Than A Black Wife
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Keegan-Michael Key Sayings: Surprise is not humor. I think that there can be a fine line there. Surprise is not humor. I think that there can be a fine line there.
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Keegan-Michael Key Sayings: Everybody puts on airs, regardless of race. Everybody puts on airs, regardless of race.
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Keegan-Michael Key Sayings: We[with Jordan Peele] wanted to do something with [Barack] Obama because we actually felt that We[with Jordan Peele] wanted to do something with [Barack] Obama because we actually felt that Obama was kind of responsible for us even getting a show in the first place because there's this biracial person who might, you know, have to ride the divide between two different races.
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Keegan-Michael Key Sayings: You hold precious what you create for yourself in your life that makes you comfortable. You hold precious what you create for yourself in your life that makes you comfortable.
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Keegan-Michael Key Sayings: I'm very concerned with what's going on the news, but I would not call myself I'm very concerned with what's going on the news, but I would not call myself a political animal, per se. I pay more attention during election years, or if I see some topic or issue that I care about. But I would never call myself a political animal or political junkie.
Keegan-Michael Key Sayings: I'm adopted, so I didn't know my father, but apparently he was pretty tall. I'm adopted, so I didn't know my father, but apparently he was pretty tall.
Keegan-Michael Key Sayings: The audience loves to figure things out. They love it when a performer leaves a The audience loves to figure things out. They love it when a performer leaves a trail of bread crumbs for them, and they get to participate in the comedy.
Keegan-Michael Key Sayings: I get overwhelmed when I approach things intellectually. I get overwhelmed when I approach things intellectually.
Keegan-Michael Key Sayings: I have always, or for the most part, identified myself as a biracial person. I have always, or for the most part, identified myself as a biracial person.
Keegan-Michael Key Sayings: I'm racist against non-black people. I'm racist against non-black people.
Keegan-Michael Key Sayings: I want people to say, "Oh my God, I'm laughing out loud at television." I want people to say, "Oh my God, I'm laughing out loud at television."
Keegan-Michael Key Sayings: Being a melting pot is what I think is great about being American, and also Being a melting pot is what I think is great about being American, and also that we get to do something that other people don't get to do, we get to be a hyphenate. That's a good thing.
Keegan-Michael Key Sayings: I'm tall and thin but not strong, so you're either an athlete or you're funny. I'm tall and thin but not strong, so you're either an athlete or you're funny.
Keegan-Michael Key Sayings: It was very important thousands of years ago to categorize things. I can eat that It was very important thousands of years ago to categorize things. I can eat that plant, I can't eat that plant. Or this tribe, not that tribe. We don't have to do that anymore - we have processed food now!
Keegan-Michael Key Sayings: You can not have comedy unless people are behaving badly. You can't have it. You can not have comedy unless people are behaving badly. You can't have it.
Keegan-Michael Key Sayings: I think the reason I went into theater, ultimately, was because that was one of I think the reason I went into theater, ultimately, was because that was one of multicultural groups. Because you identify with other people that share similar passions to you, so it didn't matter how much melanin was in their skin.
Keegan-Michael Key Sayings: For me, as a child, I certainly thought that there were more black people in For me, as a child, I certainly thought that there were more black people in the world than white people.
Keegan-Michael Key Sayings: A poet can feel free, in my estimation, to write a poem for himself. Or A poet can feel free, in my estimation, to write a poem for himself. Or a painter can paint a painting for himself. You can write a short story for yourself. But for me, comedy by its nature is communal. If other people don't get it, I'm not sure why you are doing it.
Keegan-Michael Key Sayings: There's a thing called the 'One Drop' theory in African-American culture, which is if you There's a thing called the 'One Drop' theory in African-American culture, which is if you have one drop of black blood in you, you're black.
Keegan-Michael Key Sayings: When you're a child, the most important thing is to be able to live a When you're a child, the most important thing is to be able to live a life of comfort. You want to be sure that the moon goes up at night and the sun comes up in the morning and dad comes home from work.
Keegan-Michael Key Sayings: Like every human we have to categorize ourselves, so you kind of start to build Like every human we have to categorize ourselves, so you kind of start to build a mythos 'cause I had no information about [ biological mother]. So you have to build a mythos around yourself. And so my mythos included me not being wanted or me being a wretched person, which is just great fertilizer for comedy.