President Barack Obama Forgot His Mic Was on at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner
The White House Correspondents’ Dinner this weekend quickly became a fierce competition between Barack Obama and Jimmy Kimmel for funniest of the night. While Kimmel’s speech turned into a hysterical roast of practically every celeb and political figure in the room, the president certainly gave the late-night host a run for his money… especially since he “forgot” his mic was on backstage.
Watch President Barack Obama’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner Speech
After a funny bit about Kim Kardashian, his greying hair and the cast of ‘Glee,’ Obama stepped up to the podium and took aim at his counterpart Mitt Romney and the Republican party before turning the spotlight on himself.
For those who missed the event, here are the president’s 10 best jokes of the night:
1. “What is the difference between a hockey mom and a pitbull? A pitbull is delicious.”
2. On Romney: “We both have degrees from Harvard. I have one, he has two. What a snob.”
3. “Here we are in this vast magnificent Hilton ballroom, what Mitt Romney would call a fixer upper.”
4. “In my first term, we passed health care reform. In my second term, I guess I’ll pass it again.”
5. “Our chaperone for the evening is Jimmy Kimmel… Jimmy got his start years ago on ‘The Man Show.’ In Washington, that’s what we call a congressional hearing on contraception.”
6. “I really do enjoy attending these dinners. In fact, I had a lot more material prepared, but I have to get the Secret Service home in time for their new curfew.”
7. “In 2009, I took office in the face of some enormous challenges. Now, some have said I blame too many problems on my predecessor, but let’s not forget that’s a practice that was initiated by George W. Bush.”
8. “Four years ago, I was locked in a brutal primary battle with Hillary Clinton. Four years later, she won’t stop drunk-texting me from Cartagena.”
9. “Of course, the White House Correspondents’ Dinner is known as the prom of Washington D.C. — a term coined by political reporters who clearly never had the chance to go to an actual prom.”
10. “I have not seen ‘The Hunger Games;’ not enough class warfare for me.”