Obama Brings the Funny–and Some Topical–to Radio & Television Correspondents’ Dinner

While claiming he’d used most of his best material at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, President Obama dropped some zingers and got plenty of laughs at the Radio & Television Correspondents’ Association Dinner last night. And he gave a hat tip to bloggers.

Despite the flood of new media, I think your programming is more relevant than ever before. At least that’s the impression I get when I read the blogs everyday.

He also used some potty humor claiming house guest Brian Williams clogged the toilet and didn’t tell anyone. He joked about all the networks wanting to do reality shows about the White House, but given the fiscal crisis in California, the shows

may be competing with Governor Schwarzenegger’s new reality series, I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here!

There was another serious conflict he brought up:

This dinner conflicts with my date night. I was supposed to be going out with Michelle for Thai food. In Bangkok.

 He also poked fun at Rahm Emanuel, then brought up a sensitive matter

As I traveled to all the countries I saw firsthand how much people truly have in common  with each other. No matter where I went there’s one thing I heard over and over from every world leader "No thanks, but have you considered Palau?"

At the end of his routine, Obama got serious for a moment and talked about the need to report the news as it happens and the importance of citizen journalists.

Now if only he was as good at giving equal rights to same sex couples as he is at delivering jokes.

Previous post

Bill Maher New Rules on Whether We Need a Third Party

Next post


Lisa Derrick

Lisa Derrick

Los Angeles native, attended UC Berkeley and Loyola Marymount University before punk rock and logophilia overtook her life. Worked as nightclub columnist, pop culture journalist and was a Hollywood housewife before writing for and editing Sacred History Magazine. Then she discovered the thrill of politics. She also appears frequently on the Dave Fanning Show, one of Ireland's most popular radio broadcasts.