Monday, April 27, 2015

2015 WH Correspondents’ Dinner

The video above is of President Obama at the 2015 White House Correspondents' Association Dinner. I thought that he did a particularly good job this year.

I have no idea how President Obama managed to keep a straight face, particularly during the bit with his "anger translator". I thought that the Dick Cheney quip was comedy gold. I also thought that remembering journalists murdered or imprisoned was a good thing to do.

I also watched the C-SPAN video of the opening comedian, Cecily Strong, on YouTube, but I didn’t really care for her performance. A chuckle here and there, a couple well-placed barbs, but mostly just flat, I thought. It’s not the first time I didn’t like the comedian.

These events are always fun and relaxed, and a welcome break from the usual bitter divisions in Washington. It’s too bad the city can’t be like that more often.


rogerogreen said...

But Cecily Strong's joke near the end about Obama's white hair was LOL great

Arthur Schenck (AmeriNZ) said...

Yes, that DID make me LOL. And even though I cringed, the joke about the Secret Service was funny, too.