Jordan Peele Recreates Infamous James Brown Interview


In 1988, The Godfather of Soul (and apparently Cocaine), James Brown, appeared on CNN for what resulted in one of the network's most bizarre interviews to date:

Nearly 30 years later, almost a decade after Brown's death in 2007, the interview remains equally as strange. It has become enough of a cult hit to achieve over 2 million hits on YouTube amongst a couple of different versions uploaded (CNN's official video is missing the intro).

This week, comedian Jordan Peele teamed up with JASH, a comedy network owned by Sarah Silverman, Reggie Watts, Michael Cera, and others, to present a shot-for-shot, word-for-word remake of the infamous James Brown clip:

Jordan Peele has become well known for his celebrity impressions over the years. On his recently terminated hit series, Key & Peele, he impersonated various stars including OutKast's Big Boi, Ice-T('s dog), and perhaps most famously, Barack Obama.

Peele is set to make is directorial debut next year with the film Get Out, which he also wrote. The film centres around a young African-American man who visits his Caucasian girlfriend's cursed family property. It will be produced by Blumhouse Productions, who are also producing this year's The Purge: Election Year and next year's fourth Insidious instalment.