So, I’m not really big on politics. Yeah, I watch the news and I typically have a general awareness of what’s going on, but I don’t live and breathe the logistics of politics. It’s just never been my cup of tea. As long as whoever is in charge is trying to improve our society, promote some level of equality, and is decently environmentally conscious, then that’s typically all I’m usually concerned with.
But it’s hard to avoid political enthusiasts and conversations of politics, especially due to my geographic location. Living in close proximity to Washington, D.C. I’m always encountering young professionals who are so passionate about politics (I usually try to avoid those lengthy conversations.) I’d rather discuss art, music, and perhaps sociocultural issues, but I refrain from political jargon. Yet, that doesn’t mean I’m immune to the desire to tune in to the White House Correspondents Dinner.
Every year I end up watching the White House Correspondents Dinner (WHDC.) Usually I tune in to see the “who’s who” and of course, the speeches given by the president. Luckily, we have a president in office who is actually quite funny (even if the jokes are written by someone else.) President Obama is quite the charismatic and humorous guy. He killed it last year at the WHDC, so I knew this year was going to be an even more hilarious feat. And I was right! Obama was pretty funny last night!
I really liked how they set up his speech. It all began with him walking off stage and then making it seem as though he accidentally left his mic on. So the crowd got to listen to Obama crack some jokes and express his thoughts, while making it appear as if he didn’t know the mic was on. It was classic! Then of course, he came out on stage and rocked the crowd with his jokes. He even joked a little to Newt Gingrich (who was in the audience,) and he told him that there was still time to get in the game. Newt himself had to even laugh, even if he wasn’t the biggest Obama supporter.
Following a round of great jokes and of course, commentary from Obama, Jimmy Kimmel then came on stage and did his thing. I was waiting for him to mention the obvious thing that apparently nobody was going to address; why the hell was Kim Kardashian at the dinner? She came with Lindsey Lohan and both of them just seemed so out of place. George Clooney’s presence and even the cast of Modern Family (Jimmy made fun of Sofia Vergara’s cleavage and the Colombian secret service scandal) seemed appropriate, but I was just shaking my head that Kim was there. Sorry, but yeah, I just don’t like her. She’s famous for what? Having a sex tape, and it wasn’t even that good. LOL. So yeah, I’m glad Jimmy at least poked fun at her.
Jimmy’s entire speech was pretty hilarious, and he truly did a kick-ass job! I could sit here and mention all my favorite jokes, but honestly I loved every moment of it. So instead of sitting here breaking everything down, I’d rather have you engage in the laughter and watch Jimmy’s speech below, as well as President Obama’s hilarious speech.
I hope you like both of the speeches just as I did.
President Obama WHCD Speech
Jimmy Kimmel WHCD Speech
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