Keegan-Michael Key and the most ridiculous 5G interview ever


Keegan-Michael Key has tackled genre after genre on his classic sketch comedy show Key & Peele, wrestled with drug dealers for the sake of an adorable cat and even taken on the Predator.

But there’s one challenge that may prove too much for the comedian and actor: a quiz about 5G.

5G promises to bring higher speeds and potentially change our lives by connecting everything around us. Given all the attention on 5G, it’s easy to forget that not everyone knows what it is — even if most agree that they want it. See Key gamely try to figure out what 5G is in the middle of our interview.

Q: What excites you about 5G?
Key: It’s one better than 4G, and it’s two better than 3G. Who doesn’t want something that’s two better than something else?

5G is supposed to power everything from self-driving cars to remote surgery. What application are you looking forward to the most?
Key: I would like a little more hologram technology. Since I heard the phrase, “Help me Obi-Wan, you’re my only hope,” I want more of that in my life.

I’m a big people person. I would love to have the meetings like in Kingsman, where even if I’m looking at an image that’s holographic, I can still make eye contact. I know where you’re actually coming from.

How do you plan on taking advantage of the low latency connection?
Key: The high latency connection is way too much for me. I can’t deal with that many latency. I need lower latency. I don’t want to be latent a high amount of time. I want to drop it low.

Had you heard anything about 5G before this interview?
Key: Have I heard of it? Of course. Everybody’s heard of it. Are you out of your mind? I don’t know a person in America who hasn’t HEARD — all caps — about 5G. Are you kidding me?