If the first few days of 2017 have shown us anything, it's that we're all going to need an anger translator to make it through this unrelenting storm of shit. To show us how it's done, Jordan Peele and Keegan-Michael Key stopped by The Daily Show Thursday night for a farewell address featuring Peele's measured Barack Obama impression and Key's notoriously outspoken anger translator, the incomparable Luther.
"I have 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," Peele's Obama said as Key quietly battled his internal rage. "Since we last spoke, the country has voted for a new president." That statement, understandably, was enough to inspire Luther to again kick into full Luther mode. "Y'all gonna vote for a dude that's gonna Make America Hate Again?" he screamed before punting a Trump piñata out of the frame.
The real Obama, sans anger translator, will hold his farewell address at McCormick Place in Chicago on Jan. 10. "In 1796, as George Washington set the precedent for a peaceful, democratic transfer of power, he also set a precedent by penning a farewell address to the American people," Obama said last week. "And over the 220 years since, many American presidents have followed his lead." Admission is free, with tickets being released on a first-come-first-serve basis this weekend.
In a heartfelt letter to the American people on Thursday, Obama teased his sendoff with a message of hope. "A new future is ours to write," Obama said. "And I'm confident as ever that it will be led by the United States of America—and that our best days are still ahead."