Her show is in its first year of Emmy eligibility and his is in its last — but apart from that inconvenient fact, Rachel Bloom and Keegan-Michael Key have a lot in common.
Both come from the theater and improvisational comedy, and both became known as stars and co-creators of their television series, “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” and “Key & Peele.”
Bloom’s show, developed as a half-hour sitcom for Showtime but expanded into an hour-long show for The CW, is the deliciously uncomfortable saga of a young woman who moves across the country to be near a guy she’s got a crush on, and it manages to throw two to four musical numbers into each episode.
Key’s is a made-for-viral sketch comedy show that racked up six Emmy nominations last year and is looking for more for its final season. The two sat down with TheWrap to discuss their inspirations, the state of TV comedy and when to call it quits.
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