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Keegan-Michael Key Reflects on Penn State Career

Keegan-Michael Key, known to the casual comedy fan as Hingle McKringleberry or a litany of other names, took a stop on Penn State’s campus last week to speak to the School of Theatre and receive an Alumni Fellow Award.

Key, who got his Master of Fine Arts from the College of Arts and Architecture here in 1996, first made a name for himself on “MAD TV” before hitting it big with Comedy Central’s “Key and Peele,” where he and fellow comedian Jordan Peele act in a variety of tomfoolery-laden skits. He had high praise for his alma mater when he spoke to the School of Theatre last week.

“I’ve heard horror stories about universities, where it’s like, ‘I’m an actor and it’s not working out, so I’m gonna go teach.’ I had actors and teachers here who wanted to teach. And it’s interesting, because I had a sense about this place in that regard.”

Check out his full talk below.

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Tim Gilbert

Former Managing Editor of this site, now just makes lots of #content for it from the Phyrst’s Table 69. Senior from Philadelphia. First-generation Penn Stater. I might go to law school after this, but I might not, too. “For the Glory” is in my email signature because I’m a douche. [email protected] is my email if you want to tell me why I suck. Alternatively, you can call me out on Twitter @OlGilb.


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