Hollywood descended on Washington D.C. Saturday night for the annual White House Correspondents’ Dinner, when both sides of the political aisle put aside their differences for a night of laughs. Watch the video for a compilation of President Obama’s best jokes.
Jimmy Kimmel hosted the night’s festivities at the Washington Hilton, where more than 2,000 politicians, celebrities and journalists dined on crabmeat terrine and chocolate truffles and rubbed elbows — and tweeted about — such stars as George Clooney, Reese Witherspoon (complete with baby bump), Charlize Theron, Eva Longoria, Sofia Vergara, Paul Rudd, Kim Kardashian, Lindsay Lohan (who missed her flight from L.A., but still made it in time), Steven Spielberg and many more.
Some comedic gems from 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 Cartagena.”;
“I have not seen The Hunger Games. Not enough class warfare for me.”;
“Recently, [Romney’s] campaign criticized me for slow-jamming the news with Jimmy Fallon. In fact, I understand Governor Romney was so incensed he asked his staff if he could get some equal time on The Merv Griffin Show.”;
“I have a lot more material prepared, but I have to get the Secret Service home in time for their new curfew.”;
Some comedic gems from Kimmel:
“You can’t have a beer with [Mitt Romney] because he doesn’t drink. You can’t have a cup of coffee with him because he can’t have caffeine. You can’t even play Monopoly with him because he keeps trying to put the dog on the car.”;
“Last week we learned that the president’s two favorite steaks are: ribeye and seeing-eye.”;
“Sully, will you do us a favor? Will you drive Lindsay Lohan home? Just make sure you don’t run into a goose, and make sure it isn’t a gray goose.”;
“Remember when the country rallied around you in hopes of a better tomorrow? That was hilarious.”;
Watch below and tune-in to ET & ET Canada on Monday for more highlights!