Comedians Keegan Michael-Key and Jordan Peele on the cover of 'Time' (Photo courtesy of Twitter/Time Magazine)

Comedians Keegan Michael-Key and Jordan Peele on the cover of 'Time' (Photo courtesy of Twitter/Time Magazine)

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If you haven’t already heard the witty humor behind comedians Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele, you’ll at least be seeing a lot more of them now.

The Comedy Central stars are featured on the cover of Time magazine this week, plastering the front page of the national magazine’s annual “Ideas issue.”

The two funnymen are having a banner year – the fourth season of their Comedy Central show Key & Peele, which returns to TV this fall, has been extended to 22 episodes and they are in the midst of a development deal for a new animated series.

The secret behind their comedic success? Make fun of everything — at least, that’s what they tell Time.

“Somewhere along the line, we’ve forgotten the true purpose of humor: to help people cope with the fears and horrors of the world,” they write.

That’s where they step in.

The two comics have built a solid fan base of people who admire the creative comedic approaches to take down almost anything or anybody.

“When did America get so politically correct? It’s when we refuse to mock a group that we truly act like bullies,” the opening sentence of their essay reads. Would you make fun of a burn victim? Well, we did. Sort of …” 

The new issue of Time is on stands now.

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