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'Key & Peele'

BOMB at Comedy Festival

... Crowd Erupts in BOOS

9/18/2012 4:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Every comic bombs ... it's a right of passage ... and this weekend, the guys behind the hit Comedy Central show "Key & Peele" earned their suck stripes at a comedy show in NorCal.

The duo was performing at the Wild 94.9 Comedy Jam near San Francisco when the crowd turned on the comics during a bit about athletes with weird names ... and smothered Key & Peele in a chorus of boos.

After it was clear there was no winning back the crowd, one of the comics told the audience ... "thank you ... you guys are amazing ... couple of classy ones out there."

Kinda shocking ... 'cause we're told the comedy team usually KILLS IT on stage ... and recently impressed at a prestigious comedy festival in Montreal.

We called Key & Peele's rep for comment -- but the rep's assistant wouldn't put us through ... and told us they had no comment.

Boo.

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NorCal Girl    

I was at that Comedy Jam and every other performer killed it but Key and Peele were horrible! they tried changing the subject to get people to laugh but it just didn't work! they were horrible!

662 days ago
17.

Scary    

why did they keep trying to stay on the same unfunny bit for so long, once the boos were going?

662 days ago
18.

Michael Forever    

They do kinda suck.

662 days ago
19.

Pockets    

They killed it in Montreal because white people love seeing black people make fun of themselves. Key and Peele are just a couple of sell-out uncle toms, NorCal can sniff that sh*t out easy.

662 days ago
20.

Em     

They fken sucked at Comedy jam~ 9/15 BoooOoooOoo !!!

662 days ago
21.

Em     

They fken sucked at Comedy jam~ 9/15 BoooOoooOoo !!!

662 days ago
22.

MJP    

they need to learn the difference between Mexican & a Puerto Rican accent

662 days ago
23.

kingshyt    

I Was at the wild 94.9 comedy jam near san francisco. FIRST, you definitely cant come to the Bay Area with a horrible set. im not too sure why 94.9 had them there compared to who they normally have. maybe they were trying something different. Key and Peele from the BEGINNING seemed like they didnt know what they were doing from the start. once they saw that we werent responding to their bit they tried to switch it up but they just kept on rambling on!!! VERY HORRIBLE. they WILL get booed everytime they are here in NorCal!!

662 days ago
24.

EamonToPlease    

"Rite of passage." My god.

658 days ago
25.

Mick Russom    

Key and Peele are embarrassingly bad. Its sad to watch these freaks on TV. Comedy Central is having a rough time finding decent talent of late, with garbage like Mencia, Dunham, etc.

634 days ago
26.

Joe    

These guys are great. When they did that joke on their show it killed. The people in this audience must have been looking for any reason to boo. That's a shame. They're the best new show Comedy Central has had in years

571 days ago
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