Video shows Keegan-Michael Key's thoughts on fame, failure and meeting Obama

October 28, 2014

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Keegan-Michael Key, star of Comedy Central's "Key & Peele," was on the University Park campus in early October to receive the Alumni Fellow Award, the Penn State Alumni Association's highest honor. Key earned a master of fine arts degree in theatre in 1996. During his visit, he attended several theater classes to discuss his career and his approach to comedy, in addition to participating in a Q&A with Dan Carter, director of the School of Theatre.

Below are excerpts from that conversation and responses to student questions:

Learning experiences vs. failure:

Writing original work:

Legacy and fame:

Meeting President Barack Obama:


Last Updated October 28, 2014