SNL's Cecily Strong headlined as guest comedian at the White House Correspondents' Dinner over the weekend, and even with an uptight crowd who weren't always eager to laugh at themselves, Strong didn't hold back, targeting everyone from Fox News ("Fox News is losing some viewers, and may they rest in peace") to Brian Williams ("And what can I say about Brian Williams? Nothing, because I work for NBC") to Obama's greying hair ("Your hair is so white now, it can talk back to police").
Prior to Strong's speech, Keegan-Michael Key also appeared onstage with President Obama as his "anger translator" Luther, which you can check out below:
There are a couple ways a comedian in a roast like situation can offend. Sure, a joke could be too crass for the audience, which definitely was a concern for the Correspondents' Dinner, but in the examples Kimmel told Anderson Cooper, the problem was more that they were too true. They're solid jokes but they would have evoked oooooos not hahahahas. Also, in White House Correspondents' Dinner news, Bloomberg did a story on Kevin Bleyer and Nell Scovell, the comedians who helped President Obama with his jokes. Scovell was the creator of Sabrina, The Teenage Witch, which explains why Obama told all those jokes about Joe Biden, his talking [...]
SNL's Cecily Strong just set a fancy gig for next year. USA Today reports that Strong has signed on to headline as the guest comedian at next year's White House Correspondents' Association Dinner on April 25th. Strong will make the fourth woman to headline the event in its 82-year history following Paula Poundstone, Elayne Boosler, and Wanda Sykes.
It must be nerve-racking to meet the President. What if you are walking up to show him your new pen and you slip on the rug and stab him in the knee with it? You would have stabbed the president – that has to be against the rules. It's probably in the Constitution – Thou Sha'll Not Stab The President, Accidentally or Not Accidentally. Seth Meyers was on Letterman last night to explain how he totally blew his chance to shake the man's hand at last year's White House Correspondents' Dinner. Also, after the jump he explains how Donald Trump has still not forgiven him for a joke he [...]
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