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The greatest Jordan Peele moments that low key prove he’s the best actor

With Get Out and Us, Jordan Peele has cemented his status as one of the brightest directors alive.

These films are much more than thrilling and horrifying. They are social commentaries on race, class, and more in American culture.

But Peele did no rise to fame and prestige with directing. It was his acting chops that got him widely recognized as hilarious, brilliant, and multifaceted.

Jordan Peele got started on the sketch comedy series Mad TV. Along with his frequent collaborator Keegan-Michael Key, Peele gained a notoriety for his solid impersonations and absolutely hilarious skits.

Then, a few years after leaving Mad TV, Peele got his own show along with Key. The show, as most of us know, was Comedy Central’s Key and Peele.

The show was a massive success, largely due to witty and honest writing, socially-aware topics, and strong chemistry between the show’s two leads.

Peele himself produced some of the most memorable characters of the show. There was MeeganMike Tyson, and both young and old Barack Obama.

Once again costarring with Key, Peele starred in Keanu, directed by the same man that directed Key and Peele, Peter Atencio.

It became clear that Peele wanted to move beyond just comedy though. He made clear his affinity for the horror genre.

“Like comedy, horror has an ability to provoke thought and further the conversation on real social issues in a very powerful way,” Peele said.

Instead of staying comfortable in a genre he’d been working in for years, Peele pursued a new venture.

Get Out proved to be one of the most daring and socially-conscious films ever, and Peele earned Academy Award nominees for Best Picture and Best Director for the film, along with an Academy Award win for Best Original Screenplay.

He followed that up with Us, another daring film and scathing portrait of classism in America.

Peele may have largely left the acting world behind…

But we won’t ever forget how he got started.

Jordan Peele drops his wild new sci-fi show ‘Weird City’

Jordan Peele is increasingly becoming one of the biggest and busiest people in Hollywood.

The Academy Award-winning director’s name is attached to an array of projects and Peele is using his wild imagination to produce riveting content on pretty much every platform.

Peele’s much-anticipated follow-up horror film Us will hit theaters March 22 but the director, actor and screenwriter’s schedule is jammed pack with projects, including a Twilight Zone reboot with CBS, and a Netflix stop-motion animated movie titled, Wendell and Wild.

He is also linking up with Amazon for a four-part docu-series called Lorena, which is a re-examination of the infamous Lorena Bobbitt 1993 case that made world headlines after she mutilated her husband while he was asleep.

Peele and Key and Peele writer, Charlie Sanders have also teamed up to produce a web television series, titled Weird City. The YouTube Originals show is a satirical sci-fi anthology series set in the not-too-distant dystopian future metropolis of Weird.

The first trailer of Weird City was released Thursday.

Peep the official synopsis of the Youtube Originals show:

“In the dystopian setting of our show, the middle class has completely vanished dividing Weird City into two sections: Above the Line (The Haves), and Below the Line (The Have Nots). Presiding over the denizens of the city is the strange and mysterious Dr. Negari, who weaves all of our stories together.

Each episode is a topic that pertains to present day life in America and the world: social media addiction, online dating, fitness obsession, etc.. WEIRD CITY captures the unease of modern urban living, in a bizarre and peculiar lens.”

Peele and Sanders’ new series also boasts an impressive cast, including LeVar Burton, Steven Yeun, Gillian Jacobs, Awkwafina, Laverne Cox, Rosario Dawson and Michael Cera.

The show will be available to watch February 13 on YouTube Premium.