Jordan Peele (born February 21, 1979) is an American actor and comedian best known for starring in the Comedy Central sketch series Key & Peele and for his five seasons as a cast member on MADtv. Peele regularly performed improv comedy at Boom Chicago in Amsterdam and The Second City in Chicago. He and Nicole Parker were well known for their musical duets at Boom Chicago. He portrayed a popular character called 'Danish Supermodel Ute' during his time at Boom! Chicago, and hosted MTV's Comedy Weekend in 2002. Peele appeared on the Comedy Bang Bang podcast as disqualified American Idol singer Jermaine Jones alongside Gillian Jacobs of Community. In 2003, Peele joined the cast of MADtv for its ninth season.