We’re taking a little break from the Key of Awesome. This is not a joke, but this is a funny video that you should watch. We love you all, and we thank you for your continued support since 2007! “And in case we don’t see ya, good afternoon, good evening, and good night!”
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Written by Mark Douglas and Doug Larsen
Directed by Mark Douglas and Doug Larsen
Edited by Doug Larsen
Shot by Bob Geile
Producer – Lisa Solimeo
Art Direction – Cara Alpert
Hair and Makeup – Lauren Citera

Music Produced by Anthony Gallindo
sung by Mark Douglas
background vocals by Cara Samantha

Mark Douglas
Frank D. Wolfe
Laura McDonald
Reggae Shark
Derek Deangeles
Mike Brown
Anastasia Douglas
Beth Hoyt
Ryan Russell
Justin Brown
Greg Murtha
Courtney Ortiz
Jason Michael Miller
Matt Guidice
Jan Uczkowski
Andrea Feczko
Mike Birch
Bricken Sparacino
Travis Flores
Lauren Franchesca
Andy Zou
Rachel McPhee
Paige Grimard
Laura MacDonald
Kelly Aston
Madeline Morrell
Anthony Devito
Glenn the Shark
Pinot the Chef
Doug Larsen
Cara Alpert
Lisa Solimeo
Todd Womack
Bobbi Jo Kitchen
Sonja Wajih
Monroe Robertson
Statler and Waldorf
President Barack Obama
Rivers Cuomo
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Kevin Rivera
Geisha Montes
Kevin Lieber
Voltaire Wade Greene
Noah Gouldsmith
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Eric R. Williams
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28 Responses

  1. Square Squid Studios says:

    So long duh Key

  2. Doge says:

    No more fun stuff 🙁

  3. rai gum says:

    If this is a dream wake me pls

  4. Wifi :D says:

    😭😭😭😭😭I’m gonna miss KOA😭😭😭😭😭

    I respect your choice though.

  5. Guardians Creed says:

    You should apply for Saturday Night live

  6. Patrick Star The not so Smooth criminal says:

    Damn! I’ll miss you!
    At least you’re not gone forever.

  7. femaleforester says:

    I’ve probably been following this channel for about 8 years. You were one of the first subscriptions I made on youtube. Thanks a lot for making me laugh so consistently through all these years. Mark, you’ll be missed! But you’ll be back with even greater things!

  8. SarahJ3w3l says:

    We could never be mad at you. And I was only teasing when I said your hair was more grey. ❤

  9. BabyNuggetHead says:

    Sad Reacts *Only*

  10. Justin Nguyen says:

    What’s next for Marky Mark? Broadway musicals? TV Jingles? Film? Stand up? Definitely professional napper.

  11. Spiderific! says:

    You were the first channel I ever subscribed to. While this is sad news for those of us that always looked forward to your videos, I wish you all the best in your future endeavors. One question though… can I keep Reggae Shark? 😉

  12. Tim Terrell says:

    Even your goodbye video is Awesome.

  13. FutureEpicness says:

    This actually got me pretty sad. KOA has been with me through all the weird teen years and this is sort of weird seeing it go. But thanks for everything. Good shit!

  14. Zoë Crichton says:

    A small part of me just died inside I’ve been watching KOA for almost as long as I’ve had a YouTube account. But I’m glad youre doing what you need to do for you. We love you Mark, good luck in your new venture whatever it is ❤

  15. John Smith says:

    It marks an end of an era. Over the years, Barely Political/Barely Productions/The Key of Awesome produced many awesome parodies and songs. Some of my favourites include the parodies of Dark Horse, What Makes You Beautiful, Tik Tok and Shake it Off. It feels like YouTube’s golden era is drawing to a close.

  16. Erica Quint says:

    KOA has been a huge mainstay in my life for the past eight years. I’m really going to miss you guys, but I understand the need for a break.

  17. Alexis Whitley says:

    I was hoping this was clickbait 😭😭😭😩😪

  18. Esostrefis says:

    First Filthy Frank and now this. YouTube is now nothing but a blank hole with people like Paul brother and cancerous Vine comedians.
    PS – never gonna unsubscribe. This channel is like a diamond in the rough.

  19. Leena says:

    From my own selfish reasons I’m sorry to hear this, since you guys were one of the first YT channels I subscribed ages ago, and unlike many other parody song channels, your songs were always musically excellent and smart and funny, instead of just making fun of the originals. But making art is something you can’t force, and things change, and YT definately has changed from it’s early days, and I can imagine the fun has turned into stress, competition and burden. I’ll watch the old videos, but if you ever feel like coming back – even just to hold a cute puppy – I’ll gladly welcome whatever you come up with. 💟

  20. Hespi says:

    This is where the real men cry.

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