The White House Correspondents dinner has been a night not missed by many. You find people glued to the tube for the unlucky who never got an invitation to the Washington Hilton Hotel. The WHCA (White House Correspondents Association) holds these annual dinners to raise funds for recipients of the WHCA scholarship awards and to honor journalists too.
Now i know what your thinking "Great another award ceremony!" Well this one is filled with a whole lot of A-list personalities from different professions, including the President.
This year comedian Jimmy Kimmel hosted the 98th ceremony which lived up to all the hype and was pretty funny. He made jokes of Obama and Obama was only so kind to dish out a few jokes himself. Here are some of the best jokes of the night. Well, at least the ones that got me chuckling.
Here are Jimmy Kimmel's top three:-
Kimmel: “If you told me when I was a kid I would be standing on a dais with President Barack Obama, I would have said, ‘The president’s name is Barack Obama?"
Kimmel to Obama: “Remember when the country rallied around you in hope for a better tomorrow? That was a good one.”
Kimmel: “”The president wanted to move it to the Kennedy Center, and the Republicans wanted to keep it at the Hilton. So, they compromised and here we are at the Hilton.”
Now here are a few from President Obama:-
Obama: “Four years ago, I was locked in a brutal primary battle with Hillary Clinton. Four years later she won’t stop drunk-texting me from Cartegana.”
Obama: “Last year at this time, this very weekend, we finally delivered justice to one of the world’s most notorious individuals, (Photo of Donald Trump shown)”
Obama on Romney: “We both have degrees from Harvard. I have one, he has two. What a snob.”
The night was full of laughs and is an event that is always sure to entertain.