President Obama: Comedian-in-Chief?
We’ve heard him sing, seen him dance a couple of times, and have watched him shoot hoops on plenty of occasions. On top of these many talents, at least once a year President Barack Obama shows us that he can bring the funny, too.
Of course, we’re talking about the White House Correspondents Dinner, during which the President of the United States and a celebrity co-host make light of the news and issues of the year, as well as some of their strongest opponents.
This time around, it came on the heels of the extremely-viral clip of the president ‘slow-jamming the news’ with Jimmy Fallon. However, for the big night, it was another Jimmy that Mr. Obama shared the stage with: Jimmy Kimmel.
The prez made fun of himself, Mitt Romney, and quite a few others at the dinner as did his co-host.
Some of the night’s most notable quips from President Obama include the following:
“Four years ago, I was locked in a primary battle with Hillary Clinton. Four years later, she won’t stop drunk-texting me from Cartagena.”
“It’s great to be here in the vast, magnificent Hilton ballroom – or what Mitt Romney would call ‘a little fixer upper.’”
“In the first term I sang Al Green. In my second term, I’m going with Young Jeezy.”
Our guess is that he’s talking about this song.
Not to be outdone, Kimmel had quite a few zingers of his own.
(On the Secret Service prostitution scandal) “If this had happened on President Clinton’s watch, those Secret Service agents would’ve been disciplined with a very serious high-five. Palms would be beet red.”
(To President Obama) “You’re so skinny! This is how you know how this country is in bad shape: Our president is starving. North Korea is sending him food aid.”
Those might give you an idea of the night’s festivities, but why rely on quotes when you can watch the videos?
Pretty funny stuff, right? However, we want to see the First Lady take the mic and rock the crowd. As George Bush‘s infamous correspondents’ dinner taught us, presidents’ wives take the stage and steal the show. Speaking of stealing the show, can we vote for a hologram of Richard Pryor Chris Rock to host next year’s dinner?