Obama’s Top White House Correspondents’ Dinner Jokes
(WASHINGTON) — No president wants to be known as a big joke — except on the night of the White House Correspondents’ Dinner.
Each spring, the commander-in-chief sets aside his usual gravitas to tickle the funny bones of the White House press corps and their celebrity guests.
Obama is no stranger to the lighter side of the job. He’s busted out his comedy chops time and again, including on BuzzFeed and Zach Galifianakis’ “Between Two Ferns.”
Saturday will mark his sixth correspondents’ dinner, or “nerd prom” as it’s affectionately called in Washington.
From cracks about his birth certificate to jabs at his veep, check out the video below for a roundup of some of the president’s best White House Correspondents’ Dinner jokes to date:
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