President Obama’s Top 11 White House Correspondents’ Dinner Jokes – ABC News
No president wants to be known as a big joke — except on the night of the White House Correspondents’ Dinner.
Each spring, the commander-in-chief sets aside his usual gravitas to tickle the funny bones of the White House press corps and their celebrity guests.
Obama is no stranger to the lighter side of the job. He’s busted out his comedy chops time and again, including on BuzzFeed and Zach Galifianakis’ “Between Two Ferns.”
This is his sixth correspondents’ dinner, or “nerd prom” as it’s affectionately called in Washington. From cracks about his birth certificate to jabs at his veep, check out the video above for our roundup of the president’s best White House Correspondents’ Dinner jokes to date.
Here are couple to whet your appetite:
“In the next 100 days, our bipartisan outreach will be so successful that even John Boehner will consider becoming a Democrat. After all, we have a lot in common: He is a person of color — although not a color that appears in the natural world!” (2009)
“Even after all this time, I still make rookie mistakes. Like, I’m out in California, we’re at a fundraiser having a nice time, I happen to mention that Kamala Harris is the best-looking attorney general in the country. As you might imagine, I got trouble when I got back home. Who knew Eric Holder was so sensitive?” (2013)
“I work a lot and so I wasn’t sure that I should actually come tonight. Biden talked me into it. He leaned over and he said, Mr. President, this is no ordinary dinner. This is a big [bleep] meal.” (2010)