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Keegan-Michael Key gets a question for comedy partner Jordan Peele on SNL

Keegan-Michael Key got a question for his old comedy partner Jordan Peele while hosting Saturday Night Live this week.

The 50-year-old funnyman opened the floor for an audience Q&A during his opening monologue which also included a song.

In a hilarious bit one of the questions clearly intended for Jordan went: ‘What was it like winning an Oscar for “Get Out?”‘

Whoops: Keegan-Michael Key got a question for his old comedy partner Jordan Peele while hosting Saturday Night Live this week

Acclaimed: Jordan is pictured in 2019 at a premiere of his revival of The Twilight Zone

Acclaimed: Jordan is pictured in 2019 at a premiere of his revival of The Twilight Zone

‘Oh wow. Man this has been an incredible week folks. Masks are coming off, life is getting back to normal and I am hosting SNL!’ he crowed.

‘I have been a super-fan of this show ever since I was al little kid. I grew up a block south of 8 Mile Road in Detroit and I used to sneak downstairs to watch SNL every week,’ recalled Keegan during his stand-up portion.

‘And if you had told that kid that one day he would be standing here on this stage,’ he said, becoming visibly emotional before saying: ‘he’d probably would have been too busy stealing your wallet to have heard what you said, but I’ve come a long way since then and I am so honored to be here.’

The dashing comedian, who was dressed in a three-piece suit, showed he was a talented multi-hyphenate by breaking into song.

Song and dance: The 50-year-old funnyman opened the floor for an audience Q&A during his opening monologue which also included a song

Song and dance: The 50-year-old funnyman opened the floor for an audience Q&A during his opening monologue which also included a song

So funny: In a hilarious bit one of the questions clearly intended for Jordan went: 'What was it like winning an Oscar for get out?'

So funny: In a hilarious bit one of the questions clearly intended for Jordan went: ‘What was it like winning an Oscar for get out?’

'Man this has been an incredible week folks': 'Masks are coming off, life is getting back to normal and I am hosting SNL!' he crowed

‘Man this has been an incredible week folks’: ‘Masks are coming off, life is getting back to normal and I am hosting SNL!’ he crowed

Looking back: 'I grew up a block south of 8 Mile Road in Detroit and I used to sneak downstairs to watch SNL every week,' recalled Keegan during his stand-up

Looking back: ‘I grew up a block south of 8 Mile Road in Detroit and I used to sneak downstairs to watch SNL every week,’ recalled Keegan during his stand-up

Quippy: Keegan joked that 'if you had told that kid that one day he would be standing here on this stage...he¿d probably would have been too busy stealing your wallet....'

Quippy: Keegan joked that ‘if you had told that kid that one day he would be standing here on this stage…he’d probably would have been too busy stealing your wallet….’

Showman: The dashing comedian, who was dressed in a three-piece suit, showed he was a talented multihyphenate by breaking into song

Showman: The dashing comedian, who was dressed in a three-piece suit, showed he was a talented multihyphenate by breaking into song

‘I’m gonna do it all tonight. / Every single SNL thing tonight. / Sketches and voices and songs tonight. / Like the one I’m singing now. / Oooh, costume change!’

He then tore off his slacks to reveal that he was just wearing another pair of identical black slacks underneath them.

Keegan also teased that ‘he would get a tattoo’ applied by Pete Davidson on the episode whereupon Pete appeared onscreen.

‘Alright I’m ready man, take your pants off,’ said Pete and when Keegan said he might ‘do that after the show’ Pete responded: ‘Aw, that’s what Elon said, man.’

Lyrics: 'I¿m gonna do it all tonight / Every single SNL thing tonight / Sketches and voices and songs tonight / Like the one I¿m singing now / Oooh, costume change!'

Lyrics: ‘I’m gonna do it all tonight / Every single SNL thing tonight / Sketches and voices and songs tonight / Like the one I’m singing now / Oooh, costume change!’

Goofing about: He then tore off his slacks to reveal that he was just wearing another pair of identical black slacks underneath them

Goofing about: He then tore off his slacks to reveal that he was just wearing another pair of identical black slacks underneath them

There he is: Keegan also teased that 'he would get a tattoo' applied by Pete Davidson on the episode whereupon Pete appeared onscreen

There he is: Keegan also teased that ‘he would get a tattoo’ applied by Pete Davidson on the episode whereupon Pete appeared onscreen

Goofing about: 'Alright I¿m ready man, take your pants off,' said Pete and when Keegan said he might 'do that after the show' Pete responded: 'Aw, that's what Elon said, man'

Goofing about: ‘Alright I’m ready man, take your pants off,’ said Pete and when Keegan said he might ‘do that after the show’ Pete responded: ‘Aw, that’s what Elon said, man’

Elon Musk controversially hosted the program last week and although some cast members took digs at him online Pete was one who defended the hosting decision.

Cecily Strong appeared onstage to attempt unsuccessfully to urge Keegan into the finale but he kick-started the Q&A instead.

When Keegan was asked his favorite cast member Kenan Thompson arrived on the scene and planted himself next to the host.

‘I just wanted to stand next to you so everybody can see that we are two different people and we have two different names,’ he said. 

Dynamic duo: Cecily Strong appeared onstage to attempt unsuccessfully to urge Keegan into the finale but he kick-started the Q&A instead

Dynamic duo: Cecily Strong appeared onstage to attempt unsuccessfully to urge Keegan into the finale but he kick-started the Q&A instead

'Ears burning': When Keegan was asked his favorite cast member Kenan Thompson arrived on the scene and planted himself next to the host

‘Ears burning’: When Keegan was asked his favorite cast member Kenan Thompson arrived on the scene and planted himself next to the host

Clarification: 'I just wanted to stand next to you so everybody can see that we are two different people and we have two different names,' he said

Clarification: ‘I just wanted to stand next to you so everybody can see that we are two different people and we have two different names,’ he said

Kenan and Cecily then joined Keegan for the sung finale in which they belted: ‘Everything’s coming up Keegan’ to the tune of Everything’s Coming Up Roses.  

One of the earliest sketches were high school journalists reporting on their own senior prom – at a school named after Tamar Braxton.

Bowen Yang and Heidi Gardner – who had a crutch – were playing the high school students assigned to the prom story.

Meanwhile Keegan was playing a ‘super senior’ giving updates from the event, having done his senior year three times because of his failure to pass pre-algebra.

Showtune fans: Kenan and Cecily then joined Keegan for the sung finale in which they belted: 'Everything's coming up Keegan' to the tune of Everything's Coming Up Roses

Showtune fans: Kenan and Cecily then joined Keegan for the sung finale in which they belted: ‘Everything’s coming up Keegan’ to the tune of Everything’s Coming Up Roses

Celebration: One of the earliest sketches were high school journalists reporting on their own senior prom - at a school named after Tamar Braxton

Celebration: One of the earliest sketches were high school journalists reporting on their own senior prom – at a school named after Tamar Braxton

Double act: Bowen Yang and Heidi Gardner - who had a crutch - were playing the high school students assigned to the prom story

Double act: Bowen Yang and Heidi Gardner – who had a crutch – were playing the high school students assigned to the prom story

Meanwhile: Keegan was playing a 'super senior' giving updates from the event, having done his senior year three times because of his failure to pass pre-algebra

Meanwhile: Keegan was playing a ‘super senior’ giving updates from the event, having done his senior year three times because of his failure to pass pre-algebra

The super senior explained his academic problems in part by by saying that he is the ‘only one strong enough to toss all the cheerleaders so there’s no time for class!’

A homely boy arrives with a much prettier girlfriend and shares she is ‘homeschooled so she doesn’t know how hot she is.’

The girl turns out to come from a religious family where ‘Our Bible is only eight pages and my uncle drew it.’

A group of popular kids shared the evening they enjoyed before arriving at prom including posing ‘in front of my stepmom’s huge TV’ with a fireplace screen.

Good time: The super senior explained his academic problems in part by by saying that he is the 'only one strong enough to toss all the cheerleaders so there¿s no time for class!'

Good time: The super senior explained his academic problems in part by by saying that he is the ‘only one strong enough to toss all the cheerleaders so there’s no time for class!’

What a couple: A homely boy arrives with a much prettier girlfriend and shares she is 'homeschooled so she doesn¿t know how hot she is'

What a couple: A homely boy arrives with a much prettier girlfriend and shares she is ‘homeschooled so she doesn’t know how hot she is’

Deer in headlights: The girl turns out to come from a religious family where 'Our Bible is only eight pages and my uncle drew it'

Deer in headlights: The girl turns out to come from a religious family where ‘Our Bible is only eight pages and my uncle drew it’

There they are: A group of popular kids shared the evening they enjoyed before arriving at prom including posing 'in front of my stepmom¿s huge TV' with a fireplace screen

There they are: A group of popular kids shared the evening they enjoyed before arriving at prom including posing ‘in front of my stepmom’s huge TV’ with a fireplace screen

They dined at Red Robin where they tipped 12 per cent and then in a limousine one of the students ‘put my head up the roof and just screamed.’

The Ego Nwodim character was wearing a splashy green dress and explained her choice of outfit: ‘I don’t have a mom so no one’s honest with me.’

Keegan’s ‘super senior’ character then read out some ads including for water battles to fill with clear liquor and ‘hand stuff – stay pure but do it hand stuff.’

One girl had such an extreme spray tan that Bowen asked if she was ‘worried this is a hate crime,’ and Pete played a 23-year-old chaperone everyone was enamored of. 

Rowdy: They dined at Red Robin where they tipped 12 per cent and then in a limousine one of the students 'put my head up the roof and just screamed'

Rowdy: They dined at Red Robin where they tipped 12 per cent and then in a limousine one of the students ‘put my head up the roof and just screamed’

Setup punch: The Ego Nwodim character was wearing a splashy green dress and explained her choice of outfit: ¿I don¿t have a mom so no one¿s honest with me'

Setup punch: The Ego Nwodim character was wearing a splashy green dress and explained her choice of outfit: ‘I don’t have a mom so no one’s honest with me’

A word from the sponsors: Keegan's 'super senior' character then read out some ads including for water battles to fill with clear liquor and 'hand stuff - stay pure but do it hand stuff'

A word from the sponsors: Keegan’s ‘super senior’ character then read out some ads including for water battles to fill with clear liquor and ‘hand stuff – stay pure but do it hand stuff’

Wow: One girl had such an extreme spray tan that Bowen asked if she was 'worried this is a hate crime,' and Pete played a 23-year-old chaperone everyone was enamored of

Wow: One girl had such an extreme spray tan that Bowen asked if she was ‘worried this is a hate crime,’ and Pete played a 23-year-old chaperone everyone was enamored of

‘I just got some terrible news,’ Keegan announced, revealing that: ‘I passed pre-algebra and now I have to graduate.’

Keegan went on to play Michael Jordan in a sketch of deleted footage from the smash hit docu-series The Last Dance.

The clip was meant to demonstrate Michael’s competitive streak and showed him playing quarters on a wall with his elderly security chief John Wozniak.

During their first round John won and Michael said in a confessional that ‘I was happy for him, but he did that little shrug and I took that personally.’ 

'Don't you forget about me': 'I just got some terrible news,' Keegan announced, revealing that: 'I passed pre-algebra and now I have to graduate'

‘Don’t you forget about me’: ‘I just got some terrible news,’ Keegan announced, revealing that: ‘I passed pre-algebra and now I have to graduate’

In the footsteps of a legend: Keegan went on to play Michael Jordan in a sketch of deleted footage from the smash hit docu-series The Last Dance

In the footsteps of a legend: Keegan went on to play Michael Jordan in a sketch of deleted footage from the smash hit docu-series The Last Dance

Look who it is: The clip was meant to demonstrate Michael's competitive streak and showed him playing quarters on a wall with his elderly security chief John Wozniak

Look who it is: The clip was meant to demonstrate Michael’s competitive streak and showed him playing quarters on a wall with his elderly security chief John Wozniak

Iconic moment: During their first round John won and Michael said in a confessional that 'I was happy for him, but he did that little shrug and I took that personally'

Iconic moment: During their first round John won and Michael said in a confessional that ‘I was happy for him, but he did that little shrug and I took that personally’

Michael then goaded John into playing over and over again, placing bets with higher and higher stakes in order to humiliate him.

John indeed kept on losing, eventually having to take off his pants and ultimately being made to flash everyone in the room.

Chris Redd played Dennis Rodman in a confessional where he said Michael’s intense competitive streak was ‘what made him great.’

During another confessional the Chris Redd version of Dennis said: ‘The thing about Mike is he didn’t wanna just beat you. He wanted to dominate you.’ 

On and on: Michael then goaded John into playing over and over again, placing bets with higher and higher stakes in order to humiliate him

On and on: Michael then goaded John into playing over and over again, placing bets with higher and higher stakes in order to humiliate him

Not letting up: John indeed kept on losing, eventually having to take off his pants and ultimately being made to flash everyone in the room

Not letting up: John indeed kept on losing, eventually having to take off his pants and ultimately being made to flash everyone in the room

Playing it up: Chris Redd played Dennis Rodman in a confessional where he said Michael's intense competitive streak was 'what made him great'

Playing it up: Chris Redd played Dennis Rodman in a confessional where he said Michael’s intense competitive streak was ‘what made him great’

'He wanted to dominate you': During another confessional the Chris Redd version of Dennis said: 'The thing about Mike is he didn¿t wanna just beat you'

‘He wanted to dominate you’: During another confessional the Chris Redd version of Dennis said: ‘The thing about Mike is he didn’t wanna just beat you’

Then came a sketch in which Keegan and Kenan played bouncers working a live broadcast of the Muppet Show.

Melissa Villasenor played an exasperated Lily Tomlin who had agreed to guest star on the Muppet Show and was seriously regretting it.

‘Why do I always say yes to stuff like this? I don’t know,’ she said early on in the sketch in a tone of abject exhaustion.

As Kermit the Frog attempted to do his schtick the famous opera box puppets Statler and Waldorf repeatedly heckled him about how lousy his performance was.

Goofing about: Then came a sketch in which Keegan and Kenan played bouncers working a live broadcast of the Muppet Show

Goofing about: Then came a sketch in which Keegan and Kenan played bouncers working a live broadcast of the Muppet Show

Vamping: Melissa Villasenor played an exasperated Lily Tomlin who had agreed to guest star on the Muppet Show and was seriously regretting it

Vamping: Melissa Villasenor played an exasperated Lily Tomlin who had agreed to guest star on the Muppet Show and was seriously regretting it

Not having it: 'Why do I always say yes to stuff like this? I don¿t know,' she said early on in the sketch in a tone of abject exhaustion

Not having it: ‘Why do I always say yes to stuff like this? I don’t know,’ she said early on in the sketch in a tone of abject exhaustion

Keegan and Kenan’s bouncer characters then arrived onstage and repeatedly told them that they needed to keep quiet.

When Statler and Waldorf protested that they were part of the show Kenan informed him: ‘We don’t give a hot damn about the show.’

‘We work for the venue!’ Keegan explained adding that ‘Everybody here paid good money for this little dragon and his friends to do they little thing.’ 

When the opera box puppets continued to heckle Keegan showed up and beat one of them half to death until Kenan stopped him and sent him off to ‘get some water.’

True to form: As Kermit the Frog attempted to do his schtick the famous opera box puppets Statler and Waldorf repeatedly heckled him about how lousy his performance was

True to form: As Kermit the Frog attempted to do his schtick the famous opera box puppets Statler and Waldorf repeatedly heckled him about how lousy his performance was

'We work for the venue!': Keegan and Kenan's bouncer characters then arrived onstage and repeatedly told them that they needed to keep quiet

‘We work for the venue!’: Keegan and Kenan’s bouncer characters then arrived onstage and repeatedly told them that they needed to keep quiet

Kenan tried to reason with them more calmly but when the heckling continued he himself began beating the puppet who had been left unscathed.

Keegan returned and the duo decided they had to officially bounce them – only to hit a roadblock upon lifting them from their seats. 

Being picked up revealed the puppets to be legless which led Keegan and Kenan to assume they were war veterans and cut them some slack.

In fact the bouncers had such a complete change of heart that Keegan tried his own hand at heckling: ‘Hey, Kramer – you stupid!’ 

Brutal: When the opera box puppets continued to heckle Keegan showed up and beat one of them half to death until Kenan stopped him and sent him off to 'get some water'

Brutal: When the opera box puppets continued to heckle Keegan showed up and beat one of them half to death until Kenan stopped him and sent him off to ‘get some water’

A sketch later Kenan is playing a birthday boy at dinner with friends at T.G.I. Friday’s – where he reveals to them that his wife Lisa left him that day.

Apparently Lisa had been waiting to exit the house until she was fully vaccinated for coronavirus and two weeks to the day after her second dose she fled.

No sooner had Kenan broken the news to his friends than Keegan and Cecily appeared onstage as the restaurant’s hired band.

Keegan played an American DJ while Cecily played an English singer called Gemma who gave a customized performance for Kenan’s birthday.

Rough time: A sketch later Kenan is playing a birthday boy at dinner with friends at T.G.I. Friday's - where he reveals to them that his wife Lisa left him that day

Rough time: A sketch later Kenan is playing a birthday boy at dinner with friends at T.G.I. Friday’s – where he reveals to them that his wife Lisa left him that day

Great performances: No sooner had Kenan broken the news to his friends than Keegan and Cecily appeared onstage as the restaurant's hired band

Great performances: No sooner had Kenan broken the news to his friends than Keegan and Cecily appeared onstage as the restaurant’s hired band

It turned out Kenan’s friends had arranged for them to sing to him – and also to perform in honor of his ‘faithful’ wife Lisa.

Their first number was a song about the coronavirus vaccine as a euphemism for sex with Keegan repeatedly intoning: ‘Stick it to me.’

Keegan suddenly realized he knew Kenan who grudgingly revealed that they met while taking a course for pick-up artists before the marriage.

Gemma meanwhile shared her own lockdown horror story revealing that ‘I had to learn to do my own bum-bleaching’ whilst in self-isolation.

Faux pas: It turned out Kenan's friends had arranged for them to sing to him - and also to perform in honor of his 'faithful' wife Lisa

Faux pas: It turned out Kenan’s friends had arranged for them to sing to him – and also to perform in honor of his ‘faithful’ wife Lisa

Connections: Keegan suddenly realized he knew Kenan who grudgingly revealed that they met while taking a course for pick-up artists before the marriage

Connections: Keegan suddenly realized he knew Kenan who grudgingly revealed that they met while taking a course for pick-up artists before the marriage

Just when Gemma decides to ‘dedicate this next song to you and your wife’ Kenan gets a text from Lisa taking him back.

Shortly after this sketch Olivia Rodrigo took the stage as musical guest and sang her song Drivers License for the audience.

Later on in the show she hit the stage again and regaled the viewers with a rendition of her blood-pumping song Good 4 U.

Keegan returned to the stage for a parody of old Broadway tributes – specifically a Kennedy Center salute to George Gershwin.

Ethereal: Shortly after this sketch Olivia Rodrigo took the stage as musical guest and sang her song Drivers License for the audience

Ethereal: Shortly after this sketch Olivia Rodrigo took the stage as musical guest and sang her song Drivers License for the audience

Terrific: Later on in the show she hit the stage again and regaled the viewers with a rendition of her blood-pumping song Good 4 U

Terrific: Later on in the show she hit the stage again and regaled the viewers with a rendition of her blood-pumping song Good 4 U

Kenan plays an elderly emcee who brings up Kate and Cecily, portraying two fictional Broadway grande dames.

‘George Gershwin was the Cole Porter of men,’ joked Cecily in a sly nod to Porter’s homosexuality and Gershwin’s heterosexuality.

They then tried to perform the Gershwin number I Got Rhythm – except that they had to ask the prompter for literally every line.

In fact they continued to rely on the prompter even when they got the point on the song where the lyrics begin to repeat themselves.

Song and dance man: Keegan returned to the stage for a parody of old Broadway tributes - specifically a Kennedy Center salute to George Gershwin

Song and dance man: Keegan returned to the stage for a parody of old Broadway tributes – specifically a Kennedy Center salute to George Gershwin

What a pair: Kenan plays an elderly emcee who brings up Kate and Cecily, portraying two fictional Broadway grande dames

What a pair: Kenan plays an elderly emcee who brings up Kate and Cecily, portraying two fictional Broadway grande dames

Keegan took the stage as an aging Broadway impresario who took the repetition a little too far and just sang the title line over and over again.

Kate then offered to tell some ‘old Broadway stories’ to which Cecily responded with a tale of a road gig far from Broadway.

She delighted the crowd by recounting the time she accidentally arrived onstage topless while leading the cast of The Sound Of Music in the Pocono Mountains.

Kate then told an improbable anecdote about ‘an audition for Mamma Mia with Meghan Markle and the guy who invented the X Files.’

'Line?': Keegan took the stage as an aging Broadway impresario who took the repetition a little too far and just sang the title line over and over again

‘Line?’: Keegan took the stage as an aging Broadway impresario who took the repetition a little too far and just sang the title line over and over again

With their prompter: Kate then offered to tell some 'old Broadway stories' to which Cecily responded with a tale of a road gig far from Broadway

With their prompter: Kate then offered to tell some ‘old Broadway stories’ to which Cecily responded with a tale of a road gig far from Broadway

‘I’m having hot tub sex with half of the Blue Man Group, a couple of the trash boys from Stomp and the magical Mr. Mistoffelees,’ Keegan began a story.

The last sketch was about a college commencement ceremony where families were asked to hold their applause until every student was done walking.

However some families were rather unwilling to go along with this requirement and cheered as soon as a student they knew hit the stage.

Kenan, Chris and new cast member Punkie Johnson played a proud family who joyously hollered for their youngster.

Big day: The last sketch was about a college commencement ceremony where families were asked to hold their applause until every student was done walking

Big day: The last sketch was about a college commencement ceremony where families were asked to hold their applause until every student was done walking

So sweet: Kenan, Chris and new cast member Punkie Johnson played a proud family who joyously hollered for their youngster

So sweet: Kenan, Chris and new cast member Punkie Johnson played a proud family who joyously hollered for their youngster

Ego and Keegan played another couple whose child was graduating with Keegan saying he himself graduated ‘Magnum come louder!’

Punkie, Kenan and Chris began making noise again in the audience for a ‘little cousin’ of theirs who was graduating.

Keegan and Ego began cheering for a gymnast relative whom they affectionately called Simon Biles – but turned on and called a ‘b****’ when he refused to backflip.  

Punny: Ego and Keegan played another couple whose child was graduating with Keegan saying he himself graduated 'Magnum come louder!'

Punny: Ego and Keegan played another couple whose child was graduating with Keegan saying he himself graduated ‘Magnum come louder!’

The frustrated emcee repeatedly tried to get the chatty families to quiet down and pointed out the particular families he had in mind.

Keegan was shocked that ‘in this day and age’ an emcee was singling out the two black families in the audience for criticism.

Then a family of white hillbillies whose matriarch was played by Aidy Bryant began loudly cheering on one of their relatives as well.

Having a ball: Then a family of white hillbillies whose matriarch was played by Aidy Bryant began loudly cheering on one of their relatives as well

Having a ball: Then a family of white hillbillies whose matriarch was played by Aidy Bryant began loudly cheering on one of their relatives as well

A quieter family expressed their frustration that they had refrained from cheering their child since every other family was disregarding the rules anyway.

Ego took pity on them and got the loud families to make the emcee let the quiet family’s daughter Madison walk again so her loved ones could cheer.

When Madison was finally permitted to walk a second time her family’s applause was so tepid that the loud families were aghast at having stood up for them. 

So sad: A quieter family expressed their frustration that they had refrained from cheering their child since every other family was disregarding the rules anyway

So sad: A quieter family expressed their frustration that they had refrained from cheering their child since every other family was disregarding the rules anyway

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