Ep. 136: Keegan-Michael Key & Elle Key

Drop back and avoid the sack, it’s a brand new episode of Go Fact Yourself!

In this episode…


Keegan-Michael Key is an Emmy and Peabody award-winning actor, writer, and prodcuer.

Elle Key is an award winning film, television, and commercial director and producer.

The Keys are the authors of the new book The History of Sketch Comedy: A Journey Through the Art and Craft of Humor. Elle and Keegan will tell us about how the book was born from conversations they had as they geeked out about the “science” of comedy, and how they documented the world’s first recorded joke. Plus, Keegan tells us more about how his comic origin story came from seeing his dad laugh at Eddie Murphy.

Areas of Expertise

Keegan: The Matthew Stafford era of the Detroit Lions football team, New York City phrases & slang, and Jewish cooking.

Elle: Art, painting & colors, 1980s action movies, and Jewish cooking.

What’s the Difference

Affront and A-back

What is the difference between an affront and an offense?

What is the difference between spare ribs and baby back ribs?


Glover Quin: Former Pro-Bowl defensive back for the Detroit Lions.

John Badham: Film director whose films include Saturday Night Fever and several 1980s action movies.


J. Keith van Straaten

Helen Hong


Theme Song by Jonathan Green.

Live Show Engineer is Dave McKeever.

Maximum Fun’s Senior Producer is Laura Swisher.

Associate Producer and Editor is Julian Burrell.

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