VIDEO: Obama, Seth Meyers Are Funny at White House Correspondents Dinner

The White House Correspondents Dinner is my favorite thing ever! Ever since Stephen Colbert roasted George W. Bush a few years back, I look forward to this like CHRISTMAS. Two years ago Wanda Sykes was the guest comedian, last year it was Jay Leno, this year was Seth Meyers.

If you’re unfamiliar with the White House Correspondents Association Dinner then here’s the scoop: Starting in 1920, the White House Correspondents Association (an organization of journalists who cover the White House and the President of the United States) holds a dinner on the last Saturday in April at the Hilton. Usually the president and vice president will go. Before World War II, the dinner included singing between courses, a movie, and an hour-long, post-dinner show with big-name performers. Over the past several years they’ve switched to hiring comedians who basically roast the President.

Past comedians have included Sinbad, Conan O’Brien, Jon Stewart, Drew Carey, Jay Leno and Cedric the Entertainer. After the year where Stephen Colbert embarrassed him, George W. Bush had his wife do the funny bits and it was very lovely.

In addition to the actual press in attendance, lots of movie stars come to these things. This year’s famouse people included Eric Stonestreet, Jesse Tyler Ferguson. Jane Lynch, Mira Sorvino, Kate Hudson, Amber Riley, Alyssa Milan, Felicity Huffman, Rashida Jones, Chelsea Handler, Cee-Lo, America Ferrera, Sean Penn, Anna Paquin, Mindy Kaling, Chris Colfer, Jon Hamm, Eliza Dushku, and DJ Samantha Ronson. The complete guest list is here, except it’s not really complete.

This year’s speech did not disappoint, especially the King’s Speech parody video, The President’s Speech.

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Barack Obama the 2011 White House Correspondents Dinner

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Seth Meyers, head writer of Saturday Night Live at the 2011 White House Correspondents Dinner

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    Why don’t we have this in other countries? Cameron being laughed at directly for being posh and looking like he is in an abusive civil partnership with Clegg would be awkward/awesome. So would Sarkozy, with the “you’re short” and Carla Bruni jokes. Not that that would make me like them more…

    also, #donaldtrumpisabellend

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    How amazing to see the journalists slobbering all over Barry while he’s depriving them of the greatest stories of their careers, that “America’s first African American President”
    – is not his father’s son
    – is not his mother’s son
    – is not African
    – is not American
    – is not President
    – is not an enemy agent; strike that.

    Subpoenae of Barry’s DNA and Hawai’ian vital records will show that it is biologically impossible for him to be the child of a Negro father and a Caucasian mother. His birth parents of record are not the people he claims, and neither is Negro.

    Resistance to official investigation of the entire Obama matter will melt away if some officials screw up the courage or are forced by the public to start official inquiries, starting with these subpoenae, which will disclose Obama’s theft of racial identity.

    When a child is adopted at birth, an original birth certificate is created showing birth parents.

    An amended birth certificate is created showing the adoptive parents.

    Barry’s Hawai’ian vital records consist of his original birth certificate showing birth parents and his amended birth certificate showing adoptive parents. His adoptive parents included an alien black Luo tribesman, a communist buddy of his birth father. His birth parents were probably Caucasian (father) and Polynesian (mother) that is why the original birth certificate remains concealed. It shows that in fact he’s not part Negro.

    Barry stole the 2008 election by claiming his adoptive parents as his birth parents. Thus he was able to make a blatantly racial appeal for votes and denigrate opponents and critics as racists.

    The latest proffered “birth certificate” from the Great Pretender is the latter, an amended birth certificate showing adoptive parents. It looks to me like the latest “birth certificate” is folded back at the top to obscure the printed or, more likely, typed word “AMENDED”.

    A key test of the document’s validity is not the document itself, but an analysis of Obama’s DNA. If an analysis of Obama’s DNA shows it’s biologically impossible for him to be the child of a Negro father and a Caucasian mother, the latest proffered “birth certificate” can not be accepted as valid. Either it is somebody else’s birth certificate, or, much more likely, it is Barry’s amended birth certificate reflecting his adoption by Stanley Ann Dunham and Obama the alien black Luo tribesman. The original birth certificate, showing non-Negro birth parents, remains hidden.

    Barry stole the 2008 election by claiming his adoptive parents as his birth parents. Thus he was able to make a blatantly racial appeal for votes and denigrate opponents and critics as racists.

    The latest proffered “birth certificate” from the Great Pretender is the latter, an amended birth certificate showing adoptive parents. Sophisticated forensic document analysis aside, it looks to me like the latest “birth certificate” is folded back at the top to obscure the printed or, more likely, typed word “AMENDED”.

    A key test of the document’s validity is not the document itself, but an analysis of Obama’s DNA (and comparison with the original birth certificate). If, as I suspect, an analysis of his DNA shows it’s biologically impossible for him to be the child of a Negro father and a Caucasian mother, the latest proffered “birth certificate” can not be accepted as valid. Either it is somebody else’s birth certificate, or, much more likely, it is Barry’s amended birth certificate reflecting his adoption by Stanley Ann Dunham and Obama the alien black Luo tribesman.

    Congress and the state legislatures must investigate the Obama matter, starting with subpoenae of Obama’s DNA and Hawai’i’s vital records of him. In view of Obama’s clandestine modus operandi, all officials with jurisdiction, or on whom jurisdiction can be conferred by law, are duty bound to investigate.

    It is utterly unacceptable for America to be unable to identify the pretender to the Office of President. The failure to ascertain Mr. Obama’s biological identity lends great weight to the proposition that he claims his adoptive parents as his birth parents in order to maintain the seditious hoax that he is half Negro.

    Every state’s Secretary of State should require verified DNA samples from Obama to determine whether his past and future applications for ballot positions were and will be honest and in good faith, or fraudulent in light of his latest claimed “birth certificate”.

    If genetic analysis disproves the latest proffered “birth certificate”, Barry’s applications for ballot placement should be rejected until he finally produces for all the world to see, at long last, his true, original, birth certificate, a contemporaneous record of birth showing actual birth parents consistent with his DNA. I would bet Obama’s birth mother was Polynesian, from whom he inherits his warm mahogany complexion, and his birth father was Caucasian, not an alien black Luo tribesman who made it with a white chick.

    Of course, there still remains the question whether Barry lost U.S. citizenship in the course of acquiring and exercising Indonesian citizenship as a lad and as an adult. The birth certificate frauds have been cynically used to distract the People from the high probability that Obama lost U.S. citizenship and with it his eligibility to the Office of President. He can’t be a natural born U.S. citizen if he is no longer a U.S. citizen at all, even though he was a natural born U.S. citizen at the time of his birth. This too must be the subject of official investigations, which will doubtless disclose a trash trove of corrupt and seditious bargains to conceal Indonesian citizenship.

    Moreover, the scope of investigation should cover the very real possibility that Obama owes his true allegiance to the Comintern, stemming from communist indoctrination from earliest childhood, probably reinforced by the mass murders of 250,000 to 1,000,000 communists in Indonesia while he was residing there. Being a communist these days means implementing a strategy of promoting Islam to destroy the West (after which, one can reasonably infer, the communist powers will eradicate Islam, taking advantage of its inherent internal contradictions, and plow under billions of human beings for fertilizer, individual lives having no higher utility – the eradication of Islam, of course, is an unvoiced desideratum).

    The result of thorough investigations will show that Obama’s oaths of office were fraudulent and that he intended the opposite of what he said.

    Waiting to vote for opponents is a prescription for disaster. Obama will have created such machinery of deception, secrecy, corruption and clandestine operations, including the infiltration of millions of illegal voters, that nobody will be able to defeat him at the polls. Those who voted for him wholly or partly because they were duped into thinking he had a black African father will vote for him again under the same delusion, unless the truth is revealed. (Call us Revelationists.)

    Failure to investigate is utterly reprehensible and reflects a death wish for America. Patriots will be complicit in the success of Obama’s sedition if they do not conduct complete investigations of Obama immediately.

    But hey, what’s all this compared to having the guy for dinner?

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    So nice to see that we have so much time for silliness with the bombing and killing of innocent children and grandchildren in Lybia.

    With the destruction of so much property with tornadoes.

    With the destruction and problems in Texas.

    Personally if I was among the many suffereing devastating losses, to sit and watch the joking going on has shown that this event is not relevant and a slap in the face of so many Americans that are suffering.

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      There is always devastation and loss. Look at central Africa if nowhere else. That’s the way the world works, disasters happen and you rebuild. Yes, it sucks when it’s close to home, but if we want to be realistic, there are thousands of children starving in Africa, and child soldiers killing one another and we could go along being sad about this all the time, but that doesn’t help anyone. The world works on a sense of collective ignorance about what is really going on. This dinner is a way to humanize the president, so that he’s less of a guy preaching on a pedestal about what is right, and how the country should be doing this or that.

      In all seriousness, this is as needed as relief efforts. People need to see their leaders as real people, to trust them to make decisions for the country. It is only a slap in the face if you already have contempt for the leadership of the country. If that is the case, then you are welcome get involved, and make a difference in the things you care about yourself.

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    That LYING KING thing was the most unfunniest thing ever, unless he WAS born in KENYA, then it would be funny.

    Isn’t Oblamo the one who said right before jetting off on AFO at 75,000 an hour off to Chicago,(His supposed HOME he didn’t even stop at while there and has only been there 4 times since being elected, sounds a little fishy to this half Lifelong Chicagoan who would stop if dropping into town) to spend 20 minutes with ORCA mocking 100 million Americans.

    And then it was back on AFO at 75 thou an hour to halt the NYC evening rush like he did the Chicago morning rush so he could for the third time in a month raise money at a multi thousand per plate fundraising dinner!!

    What a prankster huh? Then he caps off the week mocking a multi billionaire who brings more jobs to Americans than the LYING KING ever will

    What a president. POS Poser that is. Halfrican American fraud is more like it. More Caucasian than black and that’s a fact JACK..

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      “Isn’t Oblamo the one who said right before jetting off on AFO at 75,000 an hour off to Chicago,(His supposed HOME he didn’t even stop at while there and has only been there 4 times since being elected, sounds a little fishy to this half Lifelong Chicagoan who would stop if dropping into town) to spend 20 minutes with ORCA mocking 100 million Americans.”

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      Isn’t Oblamo the one who said right before jetting off on AFO at 75,000 an hour off to Chicago,(His supposed HOME he didn’t even stop at while there and has only been there 4 times since being elected, sounds a little fishy to this half Lifelong Chicagoan who would stop if dropping into town) to spend 20 minutes with ORCA mocking 100 million Americans that we didn’t have time for all this silliness?

      Thought so..

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        Oblamo? Is that supposed to read as O-blame-o? Ob-lame-o? Ob-lam-o?
        That’s a really poor insult. First it doesn’t really make sense because Obama ends with an a not an o. Secondly, that’s like an insult a kindergartener would come up with. “Obama? More like Oblamo!” Even the kindergartener being insulted would realize it sucked.

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