Barack Obama

Get Ready for a ‘High-Concept Workplace Comedy’ About the Obama White House Years

by Emma Stefansky March 17, 2017 @ 5:41 PM
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Obama hasn’t even been out of the White House for six months and already nostalgia for what used to be has hit its zenith amongst a good portion of the country. Anonymous Content and Universal Pictures are teaming up to adapt a book proposal written by a former White House stenographer, titled From the Corner of the Oval.

Former President Barack Obama Watched Everything from ‘La La Land’ to ‘Monster Trucks’ in the White House

by Emma Stefansky February 24, 2017 @ 5:17 PM
It’s no secret that Barack Obama is a total cinephile — last year he and Michelle named their favorite films of 2015 (The Martian and Inside Out, respectively), and a few months ago he even listed his favorite sci-fi movies (mostly the agreed-upon classics). Being the President comes with its fair share of perks, including first access to any new releases he wants to watch. Now we know what was on the list he requested for his swanky White House screening room.

Jordan Peele Reprises His Obama Impression for Seth Meyers

by Kevin Fitzpatrick February 21, 2017 @ 11:29 AM
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We may have seen the last of Key & Peele’s famous anger translation sketch with Keegan-Michael Key’s Luther and Jordan Peele’s Obama, but don’t expect either to give up the ghost for good. Peele briefly brought Obama back for a Late Night With Seth Meyers appearance, albeit without needing the filter that Luther provides.

Watch Stephen Colbert’s Alter-Ego Return for Obama’s Final ‘Werd’

by Kevin Fitzpatrick January 20, 2017 @ 8:59 AM
If ever conservative madmen escaped into the real world, Stephen Colbert would be judge. The Late Show host’s not-quite Colbert Report alter-ego returned to have the final “Werd” on Barack Obama’s presidency, the full clip of which you can watch right now.

Luther Tries to Keep Cool in Farewell ‘Key and Peele’ Anger Translation

by Kevin Fitzpatrick January 6, 2017 @ 9:21 AM
Comedy Central
If ever there were a time for President Obama to show his anger, Key & Peele’s Luther would be it. Watch the pair make their final appearance on The Daily Show, as Luther tries (and fails spectacularly) to keep his anger toward the new President-Elect in check.

‘Key and Peele’ Set Obama’s Final Anger Translation for ‘Daily Show’

by Kevin Fitzpatrick January 5, 2017 @ 11:52 AM
Comedy Central
We’ll miss a great many things about both Obama and Comedy Central’s Key & Peele, but at least they’ll go down in a blaze of glory together. So it is, that Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele will bring Obama and anger-translator Luther back for one last appearance on tonight’s Daily Show.

Return to Barack Obama’s Early Years With the ‘Barry’ Teaser

by Charles Bramesco October 20, 2016 @ 8:54 AM
Wednesday night’s Thunderdome deathmatch disguised as a Presidential debate raised some compelling questions: Who’s the puppet, really? What makes a woman “nasty” and an hombre “bad”? And more than anything, what in the world are we going to do without Barack Obama in the White House? As the sitting President waits out his last days in office, America has started to slowly realize just how good we’ve had it these past eight years, and filmmaker Vikram Gandhi may have created the best send-off gift imaginable in his young-Obama biopic Barry.

President Obama Picks His Favorite Sci-Fi Films and TV Shows

by Matt Singer October 13, 2016 @ 11:24 AM
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Politics is a total mess these days, but here’s some news out of Washington that veeryone can enjoy. President Obama is the guest editor of the new Wired Magazine, and as part of his work for the publication, he shared his favorite science-fiction movies and television shows. The POTUS even went to the trouble of provide helpful links to where you can watch each of the shows or films online. What a guy.

‘Southside With You’ Review: A Sweet Retelling of the Obamas’ Meet-Cute

by Erin Whitney August 24, 2016 @ 10:02 AM
Roadside Attractions
In the thick of the Chicago summer of 1989 two people went on a first date, marking the beginning of one of history’s most famous couples. It was Barack and Michelle Obama’s first date. But the First Lady, then Michelle Robinson, a 25-year-old lawyer, was insistent it was only a meeting between colleagues.