President Obama takes the stage at the 2015 White House Correspondents’ Dinner and makes it entertaining yet informative, with “Luther” played by Keegan-Michael Key (Comedy Central’s Key & Peele), as his “Anger Translator,” who immediately fired shots at Fox News.
Obama said, “Because, despite our differences, we count on the press to shed light on the most important issues of the day.”
Luther’s translation was, “And we can count on Fox News to terrify old white people with some nonsense. Sharia Law is coming to Cleveland. Run for the damn hills. That was ridiculous.” See the Clip below.
Obama continued, “We won’t always see eye to eye.”
Luther continued, “Oh, and CNN, Thank you so much for the wall to wall Ebola coverage. For two whole weeks, we were on step away from The Walking Dead, and then you all got up and just moved on to the next thing. Oh, and, by the way, have you noticed? You don’t have Ebola.”
One of the best segments of Obama’s appearances at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner concluded with Obama getting angry and going off on Republican climate change deniers in Congress and Luther telling the President that he needs counseling before walking off of the stage.
Key’s “Luther”, has fast become one of the most popular characters on Comedy Central’s Key and Peele.
It was fun to see Obama get a chance to poke fun of his image as “no drama Obama,” and to see Key’s character get to do his thing beside the real president.
The White House Correspondents’ Dinner is the toughest room that any comedian will work in. Over the years, some of the top comedians have had their roughest nights in front of a crowd that is there to see the President. Key stood out among the successes and had the crowd doubled over with laughter. This bit was definitely one for the Obama WHCD highlight reel.