Keegan-Michael Key Is the GOP Convention's African-American Delegate on 'Late Show'

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Stephen Colbert and Keegan-Micahel Key on 'Late Show'

"From the moment I got here, everyone has been so nice. They're always putting me on camera for some reason. I mean, I've never been so popular in my life!"

During Tuesday's Late Show episode, Stephen Colbert checked in with Republican National Convention's African-American delegate: Keegan-Michael Key.

The bit — inspired by Donald Trump's appointment of Apprentice alum Omarosa Manigault as his campaign's director of African-American outreach, following a poll showing his zero-percent appeal to the swing state's demographic — saw the comedian reporting from the Cleveland arena, eagerly wearing a Trump 2016 tee and a "Make America Great Again" hat.

"From the moment I got here, everyone has been so nice," said Key as a naive and excited Frank Walters. "They're always putting me on camera for some reason. I mean, I've never been so popular in my life!"

He continued, "People keep coming up to me and saying, 'Thank god you're here.' And they keep on saying, 'You're one of the good ones. You're articulate, you're bright.' The compliments keep on rolling in, Stephen. ... They're even inviting me to all these parties. They keep saying, 'We need you there.'"

So far, the convention has been "amazing," he said. "Chris Christie burned a witch earlier, Ben Carson was just juggling brains, I didn't know it was gonna be this entertaining!"

So how did he end up there in the first place? "I just came by here looking for Pokemon," he said, before being addressed by a police officer.

Key appeared on the show in part to promote his upcoming film, Don't Think Twice, which will begin its theatrical run July 22. 

Watch the video below.

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