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Comedy Central's 'Key & Peele' will end after current season

This undated image released by Comedy Central shows Keegan-Michael Key, left, and Jordan Peele from the sketch comedy series
This undated image released by Comedy Central shows Keegan-Michael Key, left, and Jordan Peele from the sketch comedy series "Key & Peele." As guys who both lay claim to biracial status, they share a state of informed in-betweenness that gives their comedy extraordinary insight. Race and culture fuel much of "Key & Peele," their sketch-and-standup half-hour airing Wednesdays at 10:30 p.m. EDT on Comedy Central. Straddling the great divide between White and Black, they are poised to bring their audience a special brand of laughs. (AP Photo/Comedy Central, Ian White)
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Comedy Central's irreverent sketch comedy series "Key & Peele" will come to an end after this season, the network confirmed Sunday.

Co-creator and star Keegan-Michael Key told the online trade publication "The Wrap" that the decision to stop after the fifth season was his and Jordan Peele's. Key said it will give him and Peele time to "explore other things."

Among the show's most popular sketches were the "East/West Bowl" and Luther, President Barack Obama's Anger Translator — who even appeared at the White House Correspondents' Dinner this year.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CLB84XvpzSI

The show won a Peabody Award in 2013 and received a handful of Emmy nominations this year, including Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for Key.

Season five of "Key & Peele" is currently airing and will run into September.