Kenny and Keith Lucas
The Lucas Brothers
|Born||September 13, 1985|
Newark, New Jersey, U.S.
|Known for||Lucas Bros. Moving Co., Judas and the Black Messiah|
|Medium||Stand-up, film, television|
The brothers both graduated with honors from the College of New Jersey in 2007 with degrees in philosophy. 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.
They made their late-night debut on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon in 2012, and have appeared as guests multiple times after. The duo created the animated series Lucas Bros. Moving Co.. 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. 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.
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. 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.
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||
|Also writers and producers|
|2016||The Grinder||Cory Manler||Second Cory Manler||Kenny: 4 episodes, Keith: 1 episode|
|2017||Lucas Brothers: On Drugs||
|2017||The High Court with Doug Benson||
|2017||Dope State||Craig||Jake||Documentary series|
|2018||The History of Comedy||
|1 episode; documentary series|
|Episode: "Too Good"|
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Kenny: I'm a little older by like 5 or 10 minutes. I don't know exactly.
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- Backle, Ariana. "The Lucas Brothers figure out how to end police brutality in new Netflix special". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved April 23, 2017.
- 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.
- 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.
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