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Jordan Peele met Keegan Michael Key at the 2002 Comedy Swap where Boom Chicago switched stages with Chicago’s legendary Second City. The two went on to create the very influential sketch comedy show Key and Peele on Comedy Central, where Boom alums Becky Drysdale and Colton Dunn were on the writing team.

Jordan went on to direct Get Out, one of the most influential films of 2017. His movie received four nominations at the 90th Academy Awards: Best Director, Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay and Best Actor. Peele won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay.

He received another Academy Award nomination for Best Picture for producing Spike Lee’s BlacKKKlansman in 2018. Jordan directed, wrote and produced the acclaimed horror film Us (which was also a great walk-through haunted house at Universal Studios). He is involved in too many projects to mention (a voice in Toy Story 4, producer of the new Twilight Zone, role in Fargo). He returned to the big screen as a director in 2020’s Candyman and his 2022 film Nope continues to solidify his role as an auteur in the horror genre. See more

Years Active at Boom

2001-2004, 2009

Boom Chicago Show Credits

Europe: We’ve Created a Monster (2001)

Rock Stars (2002)

Here Comes the Neighborhood (2002)

Boom Chicago Saves the World (Sorry about the Mess) (2003)

Holland Globetrotters (2009)

Boom Chicago Comedy Festival (2021)