Comedy Central’s sketch comedy show Key & Peele is making the jump to the big screen with a feature-length comedy based on the most excitable substitute in suburbia.
Show creators Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele will co-produce the movie based on the hilarious “Substitute Teacher” sketches that cast Key as a substitute teacher whose time spent in inner-city schools causes him some problems when he’s assigned to teach a class full of suburban, mostly white students — especially when it comes to names.
Deadline reports that Peele will play a rival teacher, with Key & Peele writers Alex Rubens and Rich Talarico penning the script for the film. The decision for the film has a bit of a Wayne’s World vibe, in which Mike Meyers took his seemingly two-dimensional set of characters and fleshed them out into big screen gold. It will be interesting to see if the talented comedy duo can be similarly successful with their own migration of a short sketch into long form.
Key & Peele is currently in the mid-season hiatus of its fourth season, and the series has been renewed for a fifth season on Comedy Central. The series won a Peabody Award in 2013 and was nominated for a Writers Guild Award that same year.
There’s no title or anticipated release date announced at this point for the movie.
You can watch the original “Substitute Teacher” skit below:
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