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First Lady Michelle Obama listens to comedian Keegan-Michael Key during the White House Correspondents' Assn. dinner.

First Lady Michelle Obama listens to comedian Keegan-Michael Key during the White House Correspondents' Assn. dinner.

Keegan-Michael Key is an actor, comedian, producer and writer, best known for co-starring and co-creating the Comedy Central sketch “Key and Peele” and for his six seasons as a cast member on MADtv. While on MADtv, Key impersonated countless public figures, including Barack Obama. In 2012, Key, with his castmate, Jordan Peele, created a character called Luther, who served as Obama’s anger translator and was meant to express their frustrations regarding the issues the president faced as the first Black president. Peele portrayed Obama, while Key took on the role of Luther, the anger translator. In 2014, “Key and Peele” received a Peabody Award and an American Comedy Award for best alternative comedy series. Then, in 2015, Key was invited to perform as Luther alongside President Obama at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner.

"It's when you're true to yourself that resonates with other people." Keegan-Michael Key

TRANSCRIPT: KEEGAN-MICHAEL KEY INTERVIEW

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