Comedy Central’s Presidential Anger Translator “Luther” Makes Surprise Correspondents Dinner Appearance

The president's translator, Luther (L), as portrayed by comedian Keegan-Michael Key, gestures as President Barack Obama speaks at the annual White House Correspondent's Association Gala at the Washington Hilton hotel April 25, 2015 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images)

The president’s translator, Luther (L), as portrayed by comedian Keegan-Michael Key, gestures as President Barack Obama speaks at the annual White House Correspondent’s Association Gala at the Washington Hilton hotel April 25, 2015 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images)

The annual White House Correspondents Dinner is an occasion for the president to poke fun at the Washington political establishment and a chance for politicians and the journalists who cover them to laugh at themselves and at each other.

During Saturday’s dinner, President Obama called in some extra firepower to assist in his annual roast of political power players. Referring to himself a “mellow sort of guy,” the president welcomed “Luther, his Anger Translator” to the stage.

Fans of Comedy Central’s Key and Peele know Luther, played by Keegan-Michael Key, as the aggressive translator to Jordan Peele’s cool, mild-mannered President Obama. The president has mentioned watching the viral sketches before, saying he thought it was “pretty good stuff.” Saturday, we discovered that the president is evidently a pretty big fan, as the five-minute bit became arguably the most hilarious moment of the evening.

Take a look for yourself.

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