If you love and are entertained as much by American politics as I am, then I’m sure you’re familiar with the White House Correspondents’ Dinner held annually. The highlights of course are the president taking centre stage and delivering some well written jokes that were probably written by an enormous team of comedy writers and then editing a million times and put through numerous focus groups to make sure no-one of importance got too insulted. Might I say, Obama is a pro at delivery and can land a joke like a pro. The other highlight is the guest comedian who is there to roast the President, political journalists, and anyone in the Democrats/Republicans who is making news, to which they’re never short of a punch line.
This year was the magnificent Cecily Strong (who should have stayed at the update desk, instead of being replaced by the bumbling Michael Che). She had the classic “no one is watching C-Span”, “what’s up with Joe Biden”, “FOX is watched by old people”, and a “Bush family member” jokes. More importantly she mentioned the mistreatment of black people by police, the fact that men are the ones making decisions about women’s bodies and even made the audience of journalists make an oath not to write about Hillary Clinton’s appearance in the coming months “because that isn’t journalism”.
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(If you’re looking for some other good ones, check out Joel McHale’s last year, or Seth Myers and Obama’s from 2011).