WATCH: Obama & O’Brien At White House Corespondents’ Dinner
The White House Correspondents Dinner was Saturday. And while recent events in Boston and West, Texas have had the focus elsewhere for many in the room, it was a night to let loose.
President Obama started out as the mock of a new Steven Spielberg film “Obama”
Then Obama took the stage. Here are some of the highlights:
Here is the full time on stage:
I think these were President Obama’s best jokes.
-On his poor basketball form at the White House Easter Egg Hunt: “I took 22 shots and made two of them. Two hits and twenty misses. The executives at NBC asked: ‘What’s your secret?’”
-On NBC, continued: “I understand that when the Correspondents’ Association was considering Conan for this gig, they were faced with that age-old dilemma: Do you offer it to him now, or wait for five years and then give it to Jimmy Fallon?”
-On Jay-Z’s controversial trip to Cuba: “I’ve got 99 problems, and now Jay-Z’s one. That’s another rap reference, Bill.” (As in “O’Reilly.”)
-On the new CNN: “I admire their commitment to covering all sides of the story, just in case one of them happens to be accurate.”
-On his former consigliere’s new day job: “David Axelrod now works for MSNBC, which is a nice change of pace, because MSNBC used to work for David Axelrod.”
-On New Media: “I remember when Buzzfeed was just something I did in college around 2 a.m .”
After President Obama, Conan O’Brien took the podium. Here are his highlights:
Here is the full performance: