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: