watch obama tell jokes at the white house correspondents dinner
he slayed it
Celebrities descended on Washington D.C. this weekend for the White House Correspondents Dinner, the annual celebration that honors the American media. One of the evening's hallmarks is when the president takes the podium at the Washington Hilton and basically delivers a twenty-minute stand-up set, skewering the media, his political foes, and most enjoyable, himself.
Now in his seventh year as prez, Barack Obama has had plenty of practice delivering the jokes his team of comedy writers create for him, and in previous years he slayed. Saturday was no different, as the president poked fun at his arrogant reputation ("Some people still say I'm arrogant, aloof, condescending. Some people are so dumb."), Donald Trump ("Donald Trump is here. Still."), and Indiana's religious freedom law ("I love that man," Obama said of Joe Biden. "We've gotten so close that some places in Indiana won't serve us pizza any more.")
But Obama's best bit came when he joked about his presidential bucket list, a list of initiatives he wants to push through before his presidence is over because, well, bucket.
Watch the full speech above.