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Jordan Peele Talks Being A Black Auteur And Disproving Myths Of Representation In Hollywood

Jordan Peele Talks Being A Black Auteur And Disproving Myths Of Representation In Hollywood

Fresh off a well-deserved, scare-the-money-out-your-pockets box office weekend for his horror film Us and a PaleyFest panel for his forthcoming revival of the iconic Twilight Zone, Jordan Peele scaled down the spectacle and participated in the Upright Citizens Brigade’s Q&A series in Los Angeles. In a conversation moderated by Ucb co-founder Ian Roberts in front of Ucb training center students, Peele talked about his career and his role as a black auteur in a renaissance for underrepresented voices in Hollywood.

Considering the audience was filled with Ucb improvisers and aspiring TV writers, producers and filmmakers, the majority of the conversation focused on Peele’s journey from aspiration to Sarah Lawrence College to Mad TV to Key & Peele to Get Out to Us. He even went into detail about the time he auditioned for Saturday Night Live during the 2008 writers strike with an impression of Barack Obama and then

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