All eyes were understandably on President Obama during the White House Correspondents Dinner, but it was Keegan-Michael Key who stole the show.
Before the president started his speech, he announced that he hired an “anger translator” and out came Key.
The Michigan native is known for the Comedy Central show Key & Peele. The 30-minute show is popular for its comedy sketches, particularly Jordan Peele’s impersonation of President Obama and Key’s role of “anger translator” Luther.
The comedian brought his character to life during the WHCD and promptly brought the house down.
For those who’re still in dark to what Luther does, he translates everything the reportedly cool as a cucumber president wants to say, only with more yelling and swearing.
The president started his speech by acknowledging that “In our fast-changing world, traditions like the White House correspondents’ dinner are important.”
Luther promptly translated this as “I MEAN REALLY, WHAT IS THIS DINNER AND WHY AM I REQUIRED TO COME TO IT?!”
President Obama also talked about next year’s presidential elections and the Koch brothers’ donation of a billion dollars for the conservative candidate.
“Hillary will have to raise huge sums of money too,” the President admitted.
Key gave a rousing translation, as well as a magnificent shout-out to Games of Thrones fans when he exclaimed- “She’s gonna get all that money, ooooh,” Key as Luther translated. “Khaleesi is coming to Westeros.”
The short sketch ended in a fun twist when the two switched roles and Obama touched on climate change and started to become loud and belligerent.
Acting surprised, Key/Luther tried to pacify him, before saying “Woah, sir. You don’t need an anger translator. You need counseling.”
It goes without saying that Obama’s anger translator was all people could talk about after the event, with everyone wondering how the WHCD can top that memorable performance next year.