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The Key & Peele alum will emcee the annual independent film honors, traditionally seen as the kickoff of Oscar season, which now also recognizes breakthrough TV and online series.
“We’re excited to have Keegan-Michael at the helm of this year’s Gotham Awards celebrations,” said Joana Vicente, executive director of the Independent Filmmaker Project, which presents the Gotham Awards, and the Made in NY Media Center by IFP. “His unique presence and brand of humor will be a perfect addition to what we expect will be a lively and exciting show.”
Key won an Emmy for his work on Key & Peele, and since ending the Comedy Central series, has been seen on the big screen in Mike Birbiglia’s Don’t Think Twice and Keanu, co-starring Jordan Peele. He’ll next be seen with Bryan Cranston and James Franco in John Hamburg’s Why Him?, set to hit theaters at Christmas. Key has recently lent his voice to the Angry Birds movie and Storks.
New York City audiences are familiar with Key’s hosting abilities as he recently emceed the 2016 Peabody Awards, which took place in May.
Past Gotham Awards hosts include Broad City‘s Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson, Nick Kroll, Jon Stewart, Birbiglia, Uma Thurman, Oliver Platt and Edie Falco, Stanley Tucci and Patricia Clarkson, Michael Ian Black and David Cross.
The 2016 Gotham Awards are set to take place Nov. 28 at Cipriani Wall Street in New York.
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