By Esther Zuckerman
May 6, 2015

New episodes of Key & Peele don’t start until July—but at least there’s a new, incisive sketch from the comedically gifted pair.

The sketch begins with an all-too-real scenario: Keegan-Michael Key’s character is stopped by a cop for no particular reason. But when his head slams against the side of the police car, he travels to a dreamland called “Negrotown,” where Peele is his singing, pink-suited guide, introducing him to a place where black people don’t have to face racism.

So what happens in “Negrotown?” It’s more about what doesn’t happen in “Negrotown.” As Peele’s character sings: “In Negrotown you can walk the street without getting stopped, harassed, or beat.”

Alas—no spoilers!—the ending of the sketch is a bleak return to reality. It was nice while it lasted.

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