Obama's Anger Translator Delivers Epic Comedy Sketch Farewell Address

"Keep it chill," Keegan-Michael Key's alter-ego and President Barack Obama's anger translator tells himself. "Go against every natural instinct in your body."

The real President Barack Obama may be giving his farewell address in Chicago on Jan. 10, but Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele shared their own hilarious impersonation of our president — and his "anger translator" — on Trevor Noah's clever and informative "The Daily Show."

The two comedians appeared in a sketch on Noah's show on Jan. 5, with Peele acting as Obama and Key acting as Luther, the translator who diffuses all of the frustration Obama is, in all likelihood, feeling on the inside.

"Good evening, my fellow Americans," a collected "Obama" (Peele) says at the start of the sketch, which comes from the actors' show "Key & Peele." "You remember my anger translator, Luther." 

"Why, hello," Luther (Key) says smoothly. 

"Now, I've told Luther that he can join me for this last address, but that his being on his very best behavior is crucial to healing the divide in this country," "Obama" says.

"Keep it chill, Luther," Luther tells himself. "Go against every natural instinct in your body."

"Since we last spoke, the country has voted for a new president," "Obama" says. 

Needless to say, this is all it took to send Luther in a side-splitting spiral. 

Reason number 101 to feel sad over beloved Obama's departure, which will probably be a little more graceful than Key and Peele's variety. 

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