Kenny and Keith Lucas

Kenny Lucas and Keith Lucas[1] (born September 13, 1985), collectively referred to as The Lucas Brothers,[2] are American identical twin comedians,[3] actors, writers,[4] and producers.

The Lucas Brothers
Born (1985-09-13) September 13, 1985 (age 35)
Occupation
  • Actor
  • comedian
  • writer
  • producer
Years active2012–present
Known forLucas Bros. Moving Co., Judas and the Black Messiah
Comedy career
MediumStand-up, film, television
Genres
Subject(s)

Early livesEdit

The Lucas Brothers were born and raised in Newark, New Jersey. They also spent some time in High Point, North Carolina.[5]

The brothers both graduated with honors from the College of New Jersey in 2007 with degrees in philosophy.[6] Kenny attended New York University School of Law and Keith attended Duke University School of Law until the final week of their third year of law school, when they dropped out to pursue stand-up comedy full-time.[7]

CareerEdit

They made their late-night debut on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon in 2012, and have appeared as guests multiple times after.[8][9] The duo created the animated series Lucas Bros. Moving Co..[10] They starred in truTV's series Friends of the People. They appeared in the feature film 22 Jump Street (2014). In July 2014, they made Variety magazine's "Ten Comics to Watch in 2014" list.[11] The brothers also appeared in episodes of the highly acclaimed Fox TV series The Grinder in 2016 and have played themselves in the Netflix series Lady Dynamite.

The Lucas Brothers released their first comedy special, On Drugs, on Netflix in April 2017.[12] Paste ranked it as the 9th best comedy special of 2017.[13]

They have additionally provided content for Fox and the associated YouTube channel Animation Domination High-Def including the short-form web-series OG Sherlock Kush starring Peter Serafinowicz and Rich Fulcher.

Most recently, the Lucas Brothers co-wrote and co-produced Judas and the Black Messiah, the biopic of Fred Hampton.[14] For their contributions to the script, the Lucas Brothers received a Writers Guild of America Award for Best Original Screenplay nomination. They are also developing a comedy project with Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, who directed 22 Jump Street.[15]

They are also paid regulars at the Comedy Cellar.

Year Title Kenny's role Keith's role Notes
2013 Arrested Development Lucas Brother No. 2 Lucas Brother No. 1 Episode: "Blockheads"
2013–2015 Lucas Bros. Moving Co. Kenny (voice) Keef (voice) Also writers and producers
2014 22 Jump Street Kenny Yang Keith Yang
2014–2015 Friends of the People
Various
Also writers and producers
2016 The Grinder Cory Manler Second Cory Manler Kenny: 4 episodes, Keith: 1 episode
2016 Lady Dynamite
Themselves
4 episodes
2017 Lucas Brothers: On Drugs
Themselves
Netflix special
2017 The High Court with Doug Benson
Guest Bailiff
TV short
2017 Dope State Craig Jake Documentary series
2018 The History of Comedy
Themselves
1 episode; documentary series
2018 Crashing
Themselves
Episode: "Too Good"
2019 Sherman's Showcase
Themselves
2 episodes

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The Lucas Brothers on Jumping From Law School to Comedy". The Village Voice. Retrieved April 23, 2017 – via Vimeo.
  2. ^ Kozell, Isaac. "Embracing the Middle with The Lucas Brothers". Split Sider. Retrieved April 23, 2017.
  3. ^ Seikaly, Andrea. "10 COMICS TO WATCH: The '22 Jump Street' scene-stealers have 'Friends of the People' and a Fox pilot in the pipeline". Variety. Retrieved April 23, 2017.
  4. ^ Schilling, Dave. "The Lucas Brothers Are the Next Big Thing in Identical Twin Stoner Comedy". Vice. Retrieved April 23, 2017.
  5. ^ "Social Studies: The Lucas Brothers". The Couch Sessions. March 6, 2013. Retrieved April 23, 2017. Kenny: I'm a little older by like 5 or 10 minutes. I don't know exactly.
  6. ^ "The College of New Jersey". Facebook.com. Retrieved April 23, 2017.[non-primary source needed]
  7. ^ Mancuso, Vinnie. "The Lucas Brothers: Twins, Comedians and Friends of the People". Observer.com. Retrieved April 23, 2017.
  8. ^ Fallon, Jimmy (September 3, 2014). "The Lucas Brothers Stand-Up". YouTube. NBC Universal. Retrieved July 12, 2020.
  9. ^ Fallon, Jimmy (October 24, 2019). "The Lucas Brothers Demand an Apology for Jimmy's "Twincist" Monologue". NBC Universal.
  10. ^ "Keith Lucas". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved April 23, 2017.
  11. ^ Seikaly, Andrea (July 22, 2014). "10 Comics to Watch: The Lucas Brothers Spin Twin Projects for TV". Variety. Retrieved November 20, 2020.
  12. ^ Backle, Ariana. "The Lucas Brothers figure out how to end police brutality in new Netflix special". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved April 23, 2017.
  13. ^ Martin, Garrett; Paste Comedy Writers (December 20, 2017). "The 25 Best Stand-up Comedy Specials of 2017: The Lucas Brothers". Paste. Retrieved April 4, 2019.
  14. ^ Wiseman, Andreas (February 19, 2019). "Ryan Coogler & MACRO Set Black Panthers Pic With Warner Bros; Daniel Kaluuya & Lakeith Stanfield In Talks To Star". Deadline. Retrieved December 22, 2019.
  15. ^ Kroll, Justin (August 19, 2020). "Universal and Lord & Miller Developing Untitled Comedy From The Lucas Brothers". Deadline. Retrieved August 20, 2020.

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