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Key & Peele – White-Sounding Black Guys


WELCOME TO THE SHOW, EVERYBODY. I AM KEEGAN.
– I AM JORDAN. – AND THIS IS
KEY & PEELE. THANK YOU, YES.
THANK YOU. [cheers and applause] JORDAN AND I ARE–
WE’RE BIRACIAL. – YES, HALF BLACK,
HALF WHITE. – AND BECAUSE OF THAT,
WE FIND OURSELVES PARTICULARLY ADEPT
AT LYING. BECAUSE ON A DAILY BASIS WE
HAVE TO ADJUST OUR BLACKNESS. – YES.
– YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN? – OH, NO, THERE’S MANY
REASONS WE DO THAT. – YEAH. – I MEAN,
TO TERRIFY WHITE PEOPLE. – YES, THAT’S ONE
OF THE MAIN REASONS. ONE OF THE MAIN REASONS,
YEAH. – BECAUSE, I MEAN,
YOU KNOW, WITH THE WAY THAT WE SOUND, THE WAY
THAT WE ACTUALLY TALK, WE’RE NOT INTIMIDATING
ANYBODY WITH THE WAY WE SOUND. – OH, NO, NO, NO.
– WE SOUND VERY WHITE. – WE SOUND WHITER THAN
THE BLACK DUDE IN THE COLLEGE
A CAPPELLA GROUP. – YES, WE SOUND WHITER THAN
MITT ROMNEY IN A SNOWSTORM. YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN? BUT THAT’S JUST–
THAT’S ONE OF– THAT’S THE REASON
WHEN WE’RE AROUND OTHER BROTHERS AND SISTERS,
YOU WILL SEE US– YOU GOT TO JUST–
– YOU KNOW, YOU GOT TO DIAL IT UP A LITTLE BIT. – YOU GOT TO DIAL IT UP. OH, SEE, YOU KNOW WHAT
I’M TALKING ABOUT, BROTHER. – OH, YOU KNOW I KNOW WHAT
YOU TALKING ABOUT, RIGHT? – YOU KNOW I KNOW
YOU KNOW– – YOU KNOW I KNOW WHAT YOU KNOW
I KNOW WHAT YOU TALKING ABOUT. NO DOUBT, MAN.
NO DOUBT, NO DOUBT, NO DOUBT NO DOUBT, NO DOUBT, NO DOUBT,
NO DOUBT, NO DOUBT, NO DOUBT. – BECAUSE YOU NEVER WANT
TO BE THE WHITEST SOUNDING BLACK GUY IN A ROOM. – YOU PUT FIVE WHITE-TALKING
BLACK GUYS IN THE SAME ROOM, YOU COME BACK IN A HOUR,
IT’S GOING LIKE LADYSMITH BLACK MAMBAZO
UP IN THERE. – STRAIGHT UP. [imitating chanting]

100 thoughts on “Key & Peele – White-Sounding Black Guys

  1. 😂🤣😂i literally read a book every morning to mah job dat be wayy down souff bwoi…. my speech becomes brother 2 bruhh…. hope i remember where im at

  2. I got a black friend who talks n sounds white. But when his cousins from the hood visits he starts acting super hood too lol

  3. I find it hilarious.
    If a white person said something about"sounding black" people would lose their ever loving little SJW minds…

  4. The world needs more people like this, who can just make fun of race and no one loses their minds and just enjoys it.

  5. Sometimes around my black friends or younger friends I catch myself using horrible Ebonics and I have to stop immediately

  6. This is racist. So what you’re saying is sounding articulate is a white thing? You have to sound like an idiot to be black? Quite racist if you ask me.

  7. this is called code switching and literally everyone does it, key and peele just wrote a 2 min routine on their own experience with it. some of yall in the comments are really taking it too far lmao

  8. I have always been the whitest sounding guy in the room. My daughter got in lots of fights in high school because people said she was trying to be white. It can be a problem. I guess black people are not supposed to use proper grammar and diction? I guess.

  9. They should have Polish or Russian accent. :3 Strong eastern european accent with a bit of broken grammar… it would be whitey-white accent too!

  10. Get the fuck out of here…HEY BLACK PEOPLE…or should I say DEAR BLACK PEOPLE? White people, if they arent liberals, dont give a shit…do what you do…just get off the dick…I know its a joke, but people rally do obsess over this bullshit.

  11. I’m from Texas, and the most “country” part you can get. That being said when I roll back through my hometown in East Texas, my southern twang shoots up a couple octaves.

  12. Love these guys. They don’t sound white at all though. You can always tell regardless of grammar or accent… it’s in the voice itself for both races. An urban-talking white guy or girl always sounds white as well.

  13. All black people adjust their blackness. I grew up in a decidedly middle class area and I do go back and forth with it.

  14. 0:56 "other brothers and sisters"…is he talking about his white half brothers and sisters or his black half brothers and sisters?

  15. Are you guys mostly black, just a smidge white or 1/2 & 1/2 or more white than black?
    Is there any latino in your respective woodpiles? Just wondering…

  16. We don't all do this. Its much more terrifying when the black talking white guy is a light switch…not because he is pretending…but because that is just what he is. For example, the highly intelligent black guy that grew up in the hard core ghetto. Made it out. Went to good White Schools and is now a Doctor or a Lawyer. When the White or Wannabe White Blacks come face to face with this person…after they get him or her wrong…they are terrified! They can't believe this person exists. 1/2 thug…I'm talking real thug…. and 12/Obama.

  17. I thought they were talking before the skit starts to tell us to subscribe to their YouTube channel but I ended up skipping through the entire video

  18. Thats just human nature to blend it with your surroundings. You talk to your parents different than you talk to your friends, and you talk different at court and on the gig….you diggg….

  19. Key or Peele don't even know what sounding black or sounding white is. It's not about the words you use, it's about the tone of your voice. Black people usually have a certain tone, that's how you usually can tell the difference. It has nothing to do with intellect, or even Ebonics. I can tell 99% of the time your race by the tone of your voice.

  20. The pressure to conform can be funny. I never did it. I had too much racist shit from white people and as far I’m concerned, I have earned the right to be whatever the fuck I’m going to be.

    Once, in a taxi between Ochy and Port Maria, Jamaica, someone made it clear that he found my brother and I “high English chat” too much. And? What’s going to happen I asked, like Professor Bollocks? Because as I explained, he didn’t have to go to a school, in East London, UK, in the early 1970’s, where you were the only black children; everyone hated you and most importantly, physically bullied you every day. Hence, I really am good at fighting, so leave it and enjoy your surroundings family, was my answer.

  21. Another overused phrase, but for sure.. 100% applicable here. These guys are goddamn national treasures. And whoever doesn't agree. I'm pissed.

  22. Politicians like Hillary Clinton and Alexandria Occasional-Cortex also adjust their blackness when they're around black people.

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