Keegan-Michael Key of Comedy Central’s Key & Peele has stayed pretty quiet about how his surprise appearance as President Barack Obama’s “Anger Translator” at this year’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner came together. But TMZ caught up with the comedian over the weekend and got him to spill some details.
According to Key, the White House was responsible for writing the sketch and he only got to rehearse with the president for 10 minutes before they debuted the bit behind the Nerd Prom podium. “He just told me, whatever you do, just don’t break up out there, just don’t laugh while we’re doing it, and I said, ‘OK, sir, I promise,” Key revealed.
Asked if he thinks Obama has a Hollywood career ahead of him after he leaves office, Key joked, “I think he should. I think he could make a run at Denzel’s spot.” But, he added, he may need to “put on a few more pounds, because he’s kind of thin.”
Watch video below, via TMZ:
And watch Key’s appearance during Obama’s WHCD speech below, via C-SPAN:
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