Peele joined the cast of MADtv in 2003 as a featured performer, for the ninth season. Jordan was nominated for a 2008 Emmy for his song parody "Sad Fitty Cent," a music video parody about 50 Cent lamenting over his rivalry with Kanye West. Jordan currently appears with a recurring role in the Adult Swim series Childrens Hospital. He will also have a supporting role in the upcoming David Wain directed comedy Wanderlust, which will be released on January 13, 2012.Peele and his former MADtv castmate Keegan-Michael Key will star in their own sketch show "Key and Peele" on Comedy Central in early 2012.
Daniele Gaither broke into television in the cast of TV Guide Editor's Pick, Hype, an outlandish prime time sketch comedy series on the WB. She then went on to star in the NBC prime time comedy The Rerun Show. She is perhaps most widely recognized from three seasons on Fox's Emmy-winning comedy variety series, Mad TV.
Named one of the 25 Funniest Comedians in Los Angeles by Los Angeles magazine's annual Comedy Issue in 2005, she developed her dead on impersonations and hilarious original characters performing at the renowned Groundlings Theatre in Los Angeles. After earning rave reviews from Don Shirley of the Los Angeles Times in her debut performance, Daniele continued to wow audiences with her comedy and song improv skills for five years.
Daniele has also made numerous guest appearances on various ½ hour comedies and showcases her stand up comedy act at clubs such as The Improv on Melrose and The Comedy Store.
She holds a bachelor's degree from Northwestern University.
Cedric Yarbrough's television credits include Comedy Central's hit series "Reno 911!", Adult Swim's hit series "The Boondocks" and guest appearances on "Curb Your Enthusiasm" and "Bones". Some of his film credits include "The Forty Year Old Virgin", "Four Christmases" and "Black Dynamite".
GARY ANTHONY WILLIAMS appeared as a series regular on Boston Legal and Blue collar TV. He also recurred as Abe Kenarbin on Malcolm in the Middle and is currently recurring on Weeds. Other TV credits include Hot in Cleveland, How I Met Your Mother, Desperate Housewives, How To Be a Gentleman, Workaholics, Reno 911 and CSI. In the world of animation, he plays Uncle Ruckus in Aaron McGruder's The Boondocks, Mr. Dos in Disney's Special Agent Oso, and Dad on Disney's new Doc McStuffin. In addition, he does several voices each week on Cartoon Network's new show, Mad. Gary recently filmed The Factory along with John Cusack. Other films include Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle, Undercover Brother and Soul Plane.
Gary has written ad produced many comedy songs and music videos. He recently wrote and produced a music video for Funny or Die, and a major network (which he's legally not allowed to name). He also wrote four songs for the TV show, The Boondocks. Gary is very pretty. Oh yeah, he's the artistic director of LA Comedy Shorts Film Festival.
Jordan Black has been a series regular on such shows as Punk'd, Halfway Home, MTV's The Lyricist Lounge Show, the WB's On the Spot and E!'s Star Dates. His voice has been heard on South Park and he's been seen and heard on Community, True Jackson VP, Glory Daze, How I Met Your Mother, The Tonight Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live, and MadTV among others. He also appeared in the Christopher Guest film For Your Consideration as well as the upcoming films Fred for Nickelodeon and Bridesmaid from Judd Apatow . Jordan's writing credits include Saturday Night Live and Fox's Stacked among others. Jordan is an alum of the Groundlings Main Company.
Karen's TV credits include Who's Line is it Anyway?, Curb Your Enthusiasm, and Nip/Tuck. She also enjoyed working on Ghost Whisperer, Hanna Montana, and Raising Hope. Her voice has been heard on The Simpsons, Family Guy, American Dad and Justice League. She is an alumni of, and currently directs shows at The Groundlings. She is loving directing the Black Version!
Keegan-Michael Key ('96 M.F.A. Theatre) is an actor and television personality who is quickly gaining a national reputation through his roles as host of The Planet's Funniest Animals on the Animal Planet and as a leading cast member on Fox's sketch comedy program, MADtv. A classically trained actor now finding success at improvisational comedy writing, Key has a widely versatile range of talent that has earned him a number of honors, including being recognized by Crain's Chicago Business as one of forty people under age forty making a mark on his or her profession.
A Detroit native, Key got his start in comedy at Second City, the premiere improvisational company in North America. He was a company member and writer first with Second City–Detroit and then with Second City e.t.c. in Chicago. While working in Chicago, he was nominated for and won a number of Joseph Jefferson Awards, which honor excellence in Chicago theatre, for his work in revues such as Holy War, Batman! and Curious George Goes to War.
Key first appeared on MADtv as a "featured" guest in the 2003–04 season and was promoted to a regular cast member in the 2004–05 season. He is known for a number of memorable characters like Coach Hines and Whole 'Notha' Level guy, and celebrity impersonations including, Dennis Rodman, Snoop Dog and President Obama. He has appeared on several episodes of Reno 911, and was a series regular on Gary Unmarried. He also has a recurring role on the upcoming NBC comedy Love Bites.
Key is currently writing a show for Comedy Central with fellow MADtv alum Jordan Peele. Film credits include Role Models, Mr. 3000 and Due Date. Upcoming projects include Born to be a Star (w/ Nick Swardson and Chrisina Ricci), Just Go With It (w/Jennifer Aniston and Adam Sandler) and Wanderlust (w/Jennifer Aniston and Paul Rudd). Key is one of the founding members of the Planet Ant Theatre in Hamtramck, Michigan, where he has directed several productions. In 1999, he wrote the interactive play Big Mama's Wedding. He has taught at the University of Detroit, Second City Training Center, Mosaic Youth Theatre, and Wayne State University. Key is a member of the Actors Equity Association, Screen Actors Guild and The American Federation of Television and Radio Artists.
A Los Angeles native, Phil is an alumnus of Yale University and The Groundlings. He was one of the original cast members of Fox's "Mad TV." Phil has also appeared frequently as a guest on TV shows such as "Curb Your Enthusiasm," "Big Time Rush" "Cold Case," and "Reno 911" and "Castle."
Phil has been profiled in TV Guide and LA Weekly for his extensive voice-over work, which includes featured roles in ZAMBEZIA and MADAGASCAR: ESCAPE 2 AFRICA; regular roles on the animated series "Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends," "Futurama," "The Spectacular Spider-Man," "Samurai Jack" and "Justice League Unlimited" as well as recurring roles on "Family Guy," "Star Wars: The Clone Wars," "Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes"
In addition to the films Step Brothers, Free Enterprise, and the lead role in director Tim Russ' A Night At The Silent Movie Theater. Phil will be appearing in No Strings Attached with Natalie Portman and Ashton Kutcher, Real Steel with Hugh Jackman and playing the role of "Cowboy Curtis" in The Pee-wee Herman Show on Broadway in Fall 2010.