Jordan Peele Recreates Infamous James Brown Interview

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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: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vsJOntdB9Bc

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:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oFLPz-wp-VA

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.