Frankfort Native Rich Talarico Nominated For An Emmy For Comedy Central’s ‘Key & Peele’
Congratulations To Rich Talarico from Frankfort. He's once again among the nominees for an Emmy Award for the variety series: “Key & Peele.”
Rich Talarico is an Emmy nominated, American Comedy Award Nominated, WGA Nominated, People’s Choice Award Nominated, NAACP Image Award Nominated, Peabody Award-winning writer, and producer best known for his work on Comedy Central’s hit sketch show “Key & Peele.“
'Key & Peele' has received 7 Emmy nominations this time around.
Previously, Rich has written/produced FOX’s “Mad TV,” NBC’s “Saturday Night Live,” NBC’s “The Tonight Show w. Jay Leno”, “Frank TV“ for TBS, “The Sketch Pad” for HBO and co-produced The Naked Trucker and T-Bones Show for Comedy Central. Rich also served as director and co-writer of “CC SOCIAL SCENE” a sketch/improv series for Comedy Central Digital hosted by Paul Scheer.
While congratulating Rich we took the liberty of asking a few questions.
What's been going on since the last episode of Key and Peele?
Do you get excited about the award shows?
RICH: I’m most excited about going back to Men’s Warehouse. And, yeah the shows are fun, it’s usually a great night out with the writers, we don’t see each other too much since the show ended.
What is your favorite episode of Key and Peele?
RICH: I can tell you my favorite sketches (that I didn’t write)
#6 – FRONTHAND BACKHAND
#5 – RAP ALBUM CONFESSIONS
#4 – YO MAMA HAS HEALTH PROBLEMS
#3 – ULTIMATE FIGHTING MATCH PREVIEW
#2 – DUBSTEP
#1 – PIZZA ORDER
FRONT ROW LtoR: PHIL JACKSON, CHARLIE SANDERS, BECKY DRYSDALE
What are you most proud of accomplishing with the writing team?
RICH: We made a great show together and owe everything to Keegan and Jordan. They made everything we did better. Proud of our multiple Emmy nods and our Peabody win in 2013.
What would your dream writing gig be? And for who?
RICH: I’m doing it. This is the dream. I love working on sketch and late night, and I’m doing more of my own stuff these days too. It’s already a dream. I’m developing a few things now with Key & Peele and other partners and seeking opportunities to get more of my original material produced.
WHEN you win this Emmy where will you keep it?
RICH: Would likely put it on the hood of a car. Hood ornament style.
What food do you miss from here?
RICH: When I do come home, I really like to get Italian food. Or as it’s called back home “food.”
Greens seem to be something that grew in popularity since I left the area and I quite enjoy them.
Shoutout: Continued thanks to Kathy Sarafin and Joe Talerico and all my old teachers at Frankfort High School.