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Then Comedy Central’s Key & Peele have imagined just the place for you in a funny as hell musical sketch called “Negrotown.”

Jordan Peele unveiled the video from the comedy team on Wednesday, tweeting that he “had to release this one early.” Michael Key plays a man named Keegan who has devised a way to “escape racism when he’s stopped by police” notes Entertainment Weekly.

It starts with a cop stopping and handcuffing Key after spotting him walking down an alley. After Key’s head gets slammed on the car door, Peele, playing a homeless man, ushers him into a colorful world named “Negrotown,” where the cabs always stop, where hanging out in groups “doesn’t mean you’re in a gang,” where “you can wear your hoodie and not get shot,” …

The perfectly timed sketch comes when America is racked by racial tensions once again after the latest death of a Black man at the hands of police. Freddie Gray, 25, died last month in Baltimore after sustaining fatal injuries while in police custody, reigniting sometimes-violent protests over police brutality in Black communities around the country.

Comedy has long served as a mechanism to relieve political and social tensions, but is “Negrotown” spot on, or is it too over the top?

Watch the video above and sound off in the comments.

Key & Peele returns for a fifth season on July 8.

SOURCE: Entertainment Weekly | VIDEO SOURCE: YouTube


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