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Keegan-Michael Key’s Story About Being ‘Drunk on Joy’ Is Really Moving

Keegan-Michael Key’s Story About Being ‘Drunk on Joy’ Is Really Moving

Comedian and actor Keegan-Michael Key, who stars in the new Predator movie, was a guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live! this week, and opened up about his recent wedding.

Before talking fondly about he and his new wife’s connection over sports, he talked about the actual wedding ceremony and gave a really moving anecdote. He said that toward the end of the evening, he felt a strange sense of elation, and that’s when he realized he hadn’t even been drinking.

He said, “This is impossible; I’m drunk. And then I realized, I was literally drunk on joy. I was literally drunk on happiness. It was amazing. People loved us, supported us.”

It’s a really sweet story.

In the past, Key has been open about his personal faith. Back in 2012, he told ThinkProgress:


I’m actually quite a spiritual Christian. I’m fascinated by spiritual thought across the board. I was raised a Christian, and I studied a little Buddhism and maybe a dash of Hinduism, but i’m fascinated by Hebraic culture, and how our culture has been informed by Hebraic culture. I’m fascinated by the fact that we practice a Near-Eastern religion in a super-Western society, and how our faith has changed. There are volumes of books written about how if you met a Christian from first-century Palestine, you’d say, um, that’s not a Christian. I was raised Catholic, and then I spent a good deal of time in the Charismatic church, and now I’m in the Disciples of Christ.


He’s even been known to sing on the worship team at his church.

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