'Key & Peele' stars too busy for Obama
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The stars of “Key & Peele” say President Obama originally wanted to push ObamaCare in a sketch with the comedy duo, but they couldn’t fit a presidential skit into their schedules.

“We had to turn him down,” Jordan Peele, one half of the Comedy Central show’s team, tells Entertainment Weekly for its Oct. 3 comedy issue. “We were making the season.”


Keegan-Michael Key says, “We literally couldn’t fit it in to our schedules.”

Obama ended up promoting his healthcare plan among the 20- and 30-something crowd in March with an appearance opposite Zach Galifianakis in Funny or Die’s “Between Two Ferns” faux talk show. The video has garnered nearly 25 million views on the site.

Peele adds of being too busy for the commander in chief cameo: “So we actually had to relieve the president of his duties. We couldn’t help him out on that one particular time. But this is a country where we technically have status over our elected officials. So you gotta remember, Obama works for us.”

Obama has praised the pair in the past, giving them his presidential seal of approval for their portrayal of him in a recurring sketch. "These guys Key and Peele on Comedy Central, they've got a guy who imitates me pretty well," Obama said during an interview with Jimmy Fallon in 2012. "It's good stuff," he said.