Is it Jordan Peele or is it James Brown?

The Key & Peele alum has taken it upon himself to recreate Brown's infamous interview "Drunk James Brown" from Sonya Live in L.A. in 1988, and the results are uncanny. Peele, who has become best known for his parodies, is identical to the "Godfather of Soul," who was meant to discuss the allegations that he abused his wife and his upcoming tour. Instead, however, Brown acted erratic. He got up off camera to shimmy, he sang at random moments and repeatedly cut off questions.

What was meant to be a serious interview that took place after Brown was released on bail quickly disintegrated into a strange joke, and now Peele is here to add some humor to what was meant to be a heavy moment. The Keanu star describes the historic moment—and his impression—as "nutsoid," and we have to agree.

Jordan Peele, Drunk James Brown


Although Comedy Central's Key & Peele, has ended, it's clear Peele hasn't lost his touch for parody and impersonations. Peele is spot on in replicating Brown's mannerisms, slurred speech and more. Since Brown's interview, many believe he was drunk at the time, which would explain his strange behavior.

Watch Peele's word-for-word recreation above and compare it with the original interview below to see how spot on it really is.

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