Peele on the worst advice he's ever gotten: “When I first moved to Chicago to become a comedian, I wanted to be on a sketch show, and I asked somebody, ‘What should I do?’ and he said, ‘Go back to college’. And that, on paper, is good advice. But maybe I needed a little bit of that adversity to get my head down against the wind and become a little more stubborn.”
Key on the best advice he's ever gotten: “My mother said to me, 'Well, my opinion is, yes, you can move to New York and start working on a soap opera. Or you can finish school.' So I finished school. And then did more school. And it was the best thing for me. So, the same advice was the best advice for me and the worst advice for him. Because people are different.
"Work begets work. So when you’re working, if your nose is on the grindstone, in a matter of speaking, you don’t have a lot of time to listen to advice. If you’re doing work, that’s when you’re gonna get your best advice. It’s simply when a co-worker’s going, 'No, no. Don’t do that. Do this.' It’s in the midst of working, as opposed to sitting at the feet of a master. There’s nothing like practical knowledge."