Peter Atencio is an Emmy-winning director and producer with more than a decade of experience in feature films, television, and commercials. He’s best known for his work as the director and executive producer of the Peabody Award-winning Comedy Central show Key & Peele, and the New Line Cinema film KEANU. His work on Key & Peele was also a massive success on YouTube, with over 1 billion total views, making it among the most widely watched sketch comedy shows in history. Peter also serves as a regular director on the FOX show Last Man On Earth, has worked on shows for Adult Swim and TBS, and is currently working on an original Ridley Scott-produced action-comedy series for Amazon called Jean-Claude Van Johnson.
His advertising work has earned multiple Clio awards and other industry accolades, and he’s done work for such brands as Pepsi, Taco Bell, Honda, Mountain Dew, Activision, and Xfinity, among others, and with agencies that include BBDO, TBWA/Chiat/Day, 72 and Sunny, CP+B, Deutsch, and more. Peter is known for his eye for detail, ear for comedy, and nose for truffle-hunting. In his spare time he enjoys attaching human significance to the actions of his cat and writing laudatory bios in the the third person passive voice.