Well, that was an interesting dinner.
President Obama’s eighth and final comedic speech for the annual gathering of the White House Correspondents’ Association was heavy on end-of-term self-deprecation (“Hillary once questioned whether I’d be awake for the 3 a.m. phone call: Now I’m awake anyway cause I have to go to the bathroom”) and heavier on jokes about an absence Donald Trump (“is this dinner too tacky for The Donald?”) — though he seemed to hold back just a bit in a seemingly uneasy room.
We’ll be analyzing this speech for a while. Perhaps not the finest of his well-regarded comic riffs — but his bit with an in-on-the-joke John Boehner will be remembered as a highlight of bipartisan cooperation.
Read more in Paul Farhi’s story of the evening: For Obama’s final correspondents’ dinner, the obvious targets: Trump, Cruz and himself
Who knows how history will regard the routine by Comedy Central’s Larry Wilmore. By some accounts from within the room, he was dying up there; big segments of the audience recoiled from his withering slams on Wolf Blitzer, Brian Williams and the president’s drone warfare strategy.
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