Barack Obama… Chris Redd
Bruce Springsteen… Beck Bennett[Starts with Michael Che in his set]
Michael Che: This week, Spotify released the final released a final episode of its podcast, ‘Renegade’, a series of conversation with former president Barack Obama and Bruce Springsteen. Here to discuss are Barack Obama and Bruce Springsteen.[Barack Obama and Bruce Springsteen slide in]
Bruce Springsteen: Hey, Michael Che!
Michael Che: Welcome, Mr. President and and Mr. Springsteen. So, you two have a podcast together. That’s surprising.
Barack Obama: That’s right, Michael. Bruce and I thought it was important for us to come together and do a podcast about the big stuff. Race, identity, you know. Yes.
Bruce Springsteen: It goes down easy. It’s just two close friends having a conversation.
Barack Obama: Yes.
Michael Che: That’s very cool. I didn’t realize you two were friends like that.
Barack Obama: You know, we really were. You may remember, I was president.
Bruce Springsteen: Yeah, and I played a little rock n’ roll music. [singing] On a board walk, yeah!
Barack Obama: Turns up, we got a good thing going. Me and Bruce got a good thing goine.
Bruce Springsteen: Yeah. It’s electric.
Michael Che: Really, I guess I can’t totally picture the two of you ripping on a podcast.
Barack Obama: Oh, we rip. You never know what’s going to come out of my mouth. I’ll rip right now.
Bruce Springsteen: Yeah, let’s rip.
Barack Obama: I have no idea what I’m going to say. This is classing berry. Watch this.
Bruce Springsteen: Straight off the cuff. Yeah.
Barack Obama: Hey, Bruce. How you doing, man?
Bruce Springsteen: You know, not bad. I’ve been good. Yeah.
Barack Obama: I like that. That’s good.
Bruce Springsteen: Yeah. It sure is. And yourself?
Barack Obama: Can’t complain. You know.
Michael Che: That’s it?
Barack Obama: We’re just warming up.
Bruce Springsteen: Breathe, Che. You gotta little breathe.
Barack Obama: Oh, Bruce. Best soda in the world, go.
Bruce Springsteen: Sprite!
Barack Obama: Sprite? Come on, man. You can’t be serious.
Bruce Springsteen: I like Sprite. Sorry man.
Barack Obama: See, that’s crazing me. You can’t go around liking Sprite. You’re the boss. See Michael? That was totally off the cuff.
Bruce Springsteen: Not bad, huh?
Michael Che: I mean, not good.
Barack Obama: That Sprite thing was great.
Bruce Springsteen: Yeah. I think so too.
Michael Che: I don’t know, man. For such interesting people, it kind of sounds like just two guys talking.
Barack Obama: Exactly.
Bruce Springsteen: It’s a podcast.
Barack Obama: Come on, Che. You feel like the president can’t rip?
Bruce Springsteen: He can rip. He can rip.
Barack Obama: Check this out. Bruce, so, I’m walking yesterday, right? What do I see on the sidewalk?
Bruce Springsteen: Tell me man. Yeah.
Barack Obama: Bunch of strawberries. It’s piled up. Pretty unusual.
Bruce Springsteen: Whoa!
Barack Obama: I took a picture, sent it right to my daughters. No response.
Bruce Springsteen: Oh, come on. That’s crazy, man!
Barack Obama: Anyway…
Michael Che: [shocked] That was it? Bruce Springsteen and former president Barack Obama.
Bruce Springsteen: Give it up respect.