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Peter Atencio, the silent partner behind 'Key & Peele,' makes his presence known throughout 'Keanu'

Peter Atencio, the silent partner behind 'Key & Peele,' makes his presence known throughout 'Keanu'

Ads for the new film "Keanu," which combines kitten cuteness and gangster hardness, proclaim it as coming "from the visionary minds of Key and Peele." That would be Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele, stars of Comedy Central's sketch television show "Key & Peele," which concluded its fifth and final season in 2015 after having grown to have an unexpected cultural impact that garnered fans including President Obama for their on-point sketches on masculinity, identity and race.

But it is also from the mind of Peter Atencio, who directed both "Keanu" and virtually every sketch in every episode of the show (except for some in the final...

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