LIVE VIDEO: At The Nerd Prom

The red carpet procession has begun at this year’s White House Press Correspondents Dinner, where President Obama is expected to lob zingers at Donald Trump, who decided not to attend. Comedy Central’s Larry Wilmore is tonight’s host. Watch below.

  • Mark

    I hope President Obama lets em have it – – but good…..

    • Aida Mitchell

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  • sherman

    They just said it actually starts about 8 est.

  • Prion

  • Prion

    ..,

    • Lazycrockett

      That was a fascinating documentary. How he managed to keep his cool is beyond me. I would have cracked open a few heads after being spiked on purpose numerous times.

  • 5moreminutes*imtired

    Sigh. Another year, another non-invite to nerd prom. My poor nerd ego is hanging on by a thread.

  • Prion

    .,.

    • Skeptical_Inquirer

      It’s all part of the whole “one set of rules for me and another much harder for thee” mindset they got.

    • Veylon

      One of the very, very few times that I respected Bush.

      It really is amazing how fast they forget what “their” guy said, isn’t it? For all they made of him being remembered as one of the greatest presidents, they couldn’t wait to pretend he never existed.

  • fantastic, this is always great! 😀

  • Prion

    .,,

  • Corsair Tact

    Watching that crowd is reminding me to kiss the ground where I am to give thanks that I no longer am in the DC area. I loved my neighbors in NE who were the real Washington City folk. But, gah, every time I was invited to an in-crowd event somewhere in the tonier parts of NW, I was always bored out of my skull. I did meet one of the loves of my life there and I will admit to the following phrase being a part of a date conversation:

    Him: “Are you familiar with the North American Numbering Plan?”
    Me: “Of course!”

    So, I were quite wonky myself, but still….

    Ooh the joys of being a pirate and sailing the seven seas with my hearty crew of mates plundering where we will. Thank goddess!

    • fuzzybits

      No offense but that would’ve made me: http://stream1.gifsoup.com/view6/4069031/vo-carmem-zzzz-o.gif

      • Corsair Tact

        Why would I be offended? Just because you don’t understand why the area code for Hawaii is 808 is no skin off my back… 😉 Also — I didn’t bring it up but I knew what he was talking about. And, it was the one and only date (he was not the love of my life I mentioned).

        • fuzzybits

          Well yea the Roseanne lives in Hawaii but I don’t think we’re going to be chatting any time soon.

    • another_steve

      In my prime I was a government executive and hobnobbed with the D.C. wonk crowd. I was somewhat of a rare bird — fey and eccentric, yet influential in certain circles.

      If I can get my BPH under control and spend more than 10 minutes at a time out of the bathroom, I may write my memoirs someday.

    • Elsewhere1010

      Really? Did he work for NANPA? And I bet he could intelligently discuss overlays, couldn’t he?

      Oh, how I envy you!

      • Corsair Tact

        LOL!! He did some contract work for them, I think. But, yes, we discussed overlays. And that was about the time that the overlay panic was reversing and some of the planned ones were being delayed or cancelled. So that was also part of what we discussed…

  • popebuck1

    They’ll never top the year Stephen Colbert hosted. It was like the moment when Dubya’s power over the media was suddenly broken.

    • sherman

      “He will believe the same thing on Wednesday as he believed on Monday, regardless of what happened on Tuesday.”

      Which actually is the Republicon motto.

    • JCF

      “He doesn’t just stand FOR things, he stands ON them—like rubble, and aircraft carriers, and recently-flooded city plazas!” (from memory!)

    • Mark Cross

      https://youtu.be/CWqzLgDc030
      I wholeheartedly agree; it was such a fearless performance, he destroyed all his targets.

  • Skeptical_Inquirer

    If Trump became President, he would either ban this or spend the whole time saying the creepiest things and screaming “Losers, why aren’t you laughing?”

    • Homo Erectus

      If Trump became president he would be the first billionaire to move into government housing as soon as a black family moves out 😉

      • TampaDink

        Which I cite as one of the top 10 reasons that he doesn’t really want the job.

  • sherman

    OT while we’re waiting-

    Thought this was a curious description of one of the men selected in the NFL draft today:

    A very inexperienced RB with limited football intangibles and potential aspirations outside of football with interior design.

    • another_steve

      The porn-plot potential there is mind-numbing.

  • Paula

    And if the dessert doesn’t turn out right? Yep….its Obama’s fault!

  • Craig S

    When does the fun and merriment begin?

    • carrot festival

      Before the merriment of commencement commences…

      • Corsair Tact

        I literally LOL’d!

  • Octavio

    While we’re waiting . . .

    • Gigi

      You’re so thoughtful.

      • Octavio

        I’m whipping up canapés right now.

        • TampaDink

          You had me at “I’m whipping”.

        • Gigi

          Good. I’m hungry.

        • bkmn

          Canapes sounds good. We just had chorizo tostadas. The small town we moved to has a tortilla factory that makes GMO free corn tortillas that are excellent and the butcher shop at the farmers market has great chorizo. Good times.

          • 2guysnamedjoe

            We did a broccoli rabe, chorizo, potato roast last night. Washed it down with a Tempranillo. Finally found some decent chorizo, just around the corner on B’dway.

          • Anita Garcia

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          • Reality.Bites

            I don’t like my tortillas to be GuacoMOle free.

          • bkmn

            We usually have guac but I didn’t like the way the avocados looked at the store last week so we suffered and substituted Trader Joes refried black beans with jalapeno. Good sub.

          • Reality.Bites

            You wouldn’t like the way I looked at you either if you were going to cut me in half lengthwise, scoop out my insides and mash them up.

            (I have been known to buy store-bought guac, especially when the avocados available aren’t ripe yet)

        • fuzzybits

          You rich people and your drinks. 😺

          • Craig Howell

            “A bit of pate?” “I drink it all day.”

    • JT

      If you’re good, you get to see the whole picture.

    • you know it’s funny I actually prefer men 6-12yrs older than me with a healthy amount of grey, waaaaay hot, never understood the young buck thing. but to each his own 😉

      • Octavio

        I, too, prefer mature men. Even when I was a young gayling. But this was the only gif immediately available. One makes do with what one has.

        • cheakamus

          Warwick rowers, if I’m not mistaken?

    • bkmn

      They are overdressed.

    • JT

      Give us some of that sweetness, guys.

  • MB

    I liked Seth Meyers’ jab: “Donald Trump is running for the candidacy of the RP: I though he was running as a joke.”

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    Is it wrong of me to hope that, just this once, Obama allows a bit of angry black man to show through in his jabs……non-existent lord knows they deserve it and he’s earned it.

    • TampaDink

      I would be proud of him if he did but I doubt that he’ll give them what they truly deserve.

      • Jean-Marc in Canada

        I agree, he’s far too gracious to really go to town on them. Still, it would be an epic moment if he just once, threw a real smackdown on Trump or Fox or……..sigh…….

        Truth is, he’s a man of class and won’t let himself be baited, non-existent lord knows they’ve tried over the years.

    • Sporkfighter

      Sounds strange, but I often forget Obama is black. Of course, I know he’s black, but it doesn’t enter my mind as a pertinent fact unless something calls it to my attention. Yes, he is black, but mostly, he’s my president, he represents me, and for the most part, my views, and he works to in my interests.

      • Reality.Bites

        Last night I saw If/Then. Of the main characters, four were white, two were African-American and one was Asian. However this was never alluded to in any way in the dialogue and except for one character who pretty much had to be white (a straight, Republican farm boy from Nebraska) there was no reason I could see that any of them had to white, African-American or Asian – they could have been all of one or the other, or the Asian could have been African-American, etc.

        So I thought it was a nice example of open casting and I was curious how it was in the original cast. I was a bit disappointed to see that the original cast matched the touring cast.

    • Gerry Fisher

      There was an underpinning of “this really isn’t a joke, and I’m not happy about it.” It was subtle. You could see it most in his facial expressions immediately after he laughed in between jokes. After one of them, he literally did an overt “shaking my HEAD!” gesture…twice!

  • Octavio

    Imagine if the place were flooded with a calming nerve gas before POTUS and FLOTUS arrived with the VºOTUS and Mrs VOTUS? So much detritus cleaned up all at once. Washington might actually be quiet for a few days.

    • TampaDink

      You’re going to need to explain that to me.

      • Paula

        Better living through chemistry.

        • TampaDink

          Note to self: Stock up on chemicals.

      • sherman

        and maybe to the Secret Service

      • Octavio

        Everyone passed out for 24-48 hours. And the POTUS /VPOTUS get to have a nice quite dinner and retire early for a change. Imagine a world with no pundits¡

        • TampaDink

          Ah. Thank you, Octavio.

    • fuzzybits

      Just give em all pot brownies.

  • Homo Erectus

    ..

    • Treant

      Moon pies and chaw, thanks, Lurleen.

  • let’s get this shit show on the road, I need to get up in the morning for the Russian GP, ca’mon, I can’t be the only one right?!?!? 😉

  • MikeBx2

    “Donald Trump said recently he has a great relationship with the blacks, but unless the blacks are a family of white people I bet he is mistaken.” -Seth Meyers 2011 WHCD

  • Paula

    Joe Biden is working the crowd warning the men “Don’t take the brown Viagra, the brown Viagra is a bad batch, man.”

  • Jay George

    Isn’t that the Bullwinkle and Rocky theme?

    • TuuxKabin

      I thought so too,but ‘slowed down’ a bit?

  • Jay George

    The Fox News rep is so far down on the dais, he’s almost in the next room.

  • Jay George

    I don’t have the patience for this. I’m just going to have to watch the clips tomorrow.

    • another_steve

      Stop it!

      We who have no life must watch it live!!!

      • Jay George

        😀 I tried, but I topped over somewhere after Wolf Blitzer and Debbie Wasserman Schultz toasted with Reince Priebus. I’m just not that strong. I couldn’t take it.

        • another_steve

          Well, JG, you get credit for at least trying.

          After the first half hour of the camera panning the tables of celebrity wannabees checking out the other celebrity wannabees in the room, I went into a sort of trance and lost my sense of time and space.

          Popular culture tends to do that to me.

          • Jay George

            Apparently there was a fist fight later on between Huffpo and Foxblow correspondents. Too bad the camera didn’t pan around for that.

  • Skeptical_Inquirer

    Who is the blond woman sitting next to Obama?

    • Jay George

      They announced her, but it went in one ear and out the other. Derpie doo!

    • 2guysnamedjoe

      reporter from the WSJ I believe.

      • Skeptical_Inquirer

        Thanks for the info. I was wondering if she was a TV person I wasn’t remembering because she was totally unfamiliar.

        • 2guysnamedjoe

          If she’s the one who was standing next to him during the opening ceremony, then spoke at the microphone, I’m pretty sure the introductions said she’s from the WSJ.

  • Skeptical_Inquirer

    Is that Voldemort in the background?

  • another_steve

    I think I see George Stephanopoulos in the crowd.

    Such a stud muffin.

    Aging so well.

  • I’m just really proud our first lady is a tranny like me, at least according to breitbarters. . . . . in all seriousness i do find her stunning and I’m not really into chicks 😉

    • 2guysnamedjoe

      She’s gorgeous.

      • bkmn

        And so much more classy than any of the GOP lassies.

        • Paula

          Are they Lassies in this sense?

          • olandp

            Bit Lassie was really a boy, no wonder children come up with the idea that they are in the wrong body.

            Wholesome family entertainment, HA!

          • Paula

            And they still can’t use the bathroom in NC.

          • Deasn

            TV’s “Flipper” was played by a dolphin named “Mitzie.” Yes, In am showing my age. We did have plenty of beefcake on the telly way back then, though.

          • Homo Erectus

            ..

          • popebuck1

            Lassie, Hollywood’s first transgender star!

          • bkmn

            That is being kind.

          • David Walker

            Do they have their licenses and shots?

            A little Cole Porter seems appropriate. In the first line, pronounce it demo-CRASS-ee

            “Of all the types I’ve ever met within our democracy
            I hate the most the athlete with his manner bold and brassy
            He may have hair upon his chest but, sister, so has Lassie
            Oh, I hate men.”

    • Treant

      I also find her stunning and believe me, I’m totally not into chicks. Roosters, sure. Chicks, no.

      • Robincho

        If by roosters you mean cocks, then I’m witcha. In the alley, right behind the henhouse…

    • Blake Jordan

      Apparently she is too attractive to be a chromosomal woman, which should deeply offend the women in their lives…

  • Jay George

    I would not be able to eat the first bite sitting next to the president. I’d be too nervous. He’s a good-looking man too on top of all that power…

  • Yalma Cuder-Zicci

    President Obama looks especially handsome tonight.

    • another_steve

      Possibly the most handsome U.S. President, ever.

      (John F. Kennedy was also a very handsome man, though.)

      • Corsair Tact

        But knowing how drugs work, all I see in photos and movies of JFK is a man constantly treating chronic pain.

        • another_steve

          And how well he disguised it.

          FDR, too.

          • Corsair Tact

            FDR is a study in how the presidency (and the biggest war in human history) ages someone.

  • bkmn

    O/T – another long read but good background on Ted Cruz and all his Dominionist buddies. Actually it is very scary that they have managed to get so far.

    http://www.alternet.org/election-2016/cruz-super-pac-head-promotes-biblical-slavery-non-christians?utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=twitterfeed

    • TampaDink

      Just the title of the article is frightening. Thanks for the link.

    • Ray Taylor

      I read about half and skimmed the rest. Really scary BS.

  • billbear1961
    • Jean-Marc in Canada

      A lovely interlude, many thanks.

      • billbear1961

        De rien, mon grand!

        🙂

  • Yalma Cuder-Zicci

    I wonder what the toast Wolf Blitzer made sitting with Debbie Wasserman-Schultz and Reince Priebus.

    • Corsair Tact

      That table could easily be considered its own circle of hell.

      • billbear1961

        lol

        Inspired!

      • Gerry Fisher

        mmm-hmmm!!!

  • what in the living fuck is jindhal doing there?!?!?!?!

    • Lazycrockett

      Waitering?

    • 2guysnamedjoe

      for realz?

      • could swear i saw that ass clown in the crowd. . . . .

    • bkmn

      whoring around trying to find a job.

  • Skeptical_Inquirer

    What’s with the Mazel Tuff jacket?

    • Jay George

      Maybe they hired the Hell’s Angels for security tonight. o_o

  • 2guysnamedjoe

    Well, this is fun. Watching while having our own dinner.

  • Jay George

    Whoever Whoopi is talking to, he’s certainly doing his best to avoid listening to her. :p

  • Yixing’s Fluffer

    As the night elapses I bet a quite a few guests will stop by Priebus’ table to ask for some of the hard liquor he’s no doubt carrying.

  • I’m tapping out, I never watch an F1 race sans beer, which means I have to get up at at least 2am to get four hours in before I crack one open at the start of the race 😉

    Have fun y’all 🙂

    Good luck to Hamilton, just to make things interesting. . . fuck Rosberg, Button is my boy 😉

    • 2guysnamedjoe

      Ok. Didn’t follow much of that, but you always sound like you know what you’re doing. Maybe ‘xplain in the morning. Nite nite termite. ;+)

  • Corsair Tact

    I do love the dry C-SPAN commentary and how they fairly read all the tweets. I’m gonna have to stop this soon as I’m feeling the dry humor of DC creeping back into my head. And, OMG, he just said the program starts at 945! Dear goddess!! Good night all!

    • 2guysnamedjoe

      Night, night from me and TuuxKabin.

      • Corsair Tact

        Big hug to you both!

  • Jay George

    You would think some of these people would get their hair done for pete’s sake.

  • Yalma Cuder-Zicci

    How’s everybody doing with lip reading? I’m pretty sure I saw Joy Behar say, “I don’t like him”.

    • Jay George

      Joe Biden gave petite brunette a phone number.

  • Corsair Tact

    Goddess bless Nina Totenberg. And that’s it! Good night!

  • billbear1961
  • MikeBx2

    Michelle Obama looks so beautiful. It’s probably best that in all likelihood we won’t have a First Lady for the next term and hopefully the next two. Michelle would be a tough act to follow.

    • Treant

      I wonder if Chelsea will take on some of the duties of the First Lady? There’s precedent; Buchanan’s niece did most of the work way back when, and there are other examples.

      It’s also possible that Bill will be the First Gentleman and do them himself. 🙂

      • MikeBx2

        Yes, it will be interesting to see how that plays out. I’m fond of tradition but change is good.

        • TuuxKabin

          ‘Nothing’s quite as sure as change.’ The Mamas & the Papas.

      • Lazycrockett

        I really doubt that Bill will do much and I think Chelsea is gonna be very busy herself. I kinda see the role of “First Lady” kinda stagnant for Hillary’s presidency. I think dinners and other FL duties will be planned by a professional.

        • MikeBx2

          Certainly will be no shortage of professionals clamoring for that job.

        • Skeptical_Inquirer

          I think I read an article saying that she’ll probably hire a social secretary who’ll take care of choosing the dining china and most of the more mundane duties. I am guessing that Bill would probably do a cause much like other First Ladies have done though.

        • Circle Thomas

          I’d be fine if the position goes away entirely. It’s a bit of a sexist holdover anyway, based on the idea that a woman should give up her career to support her husband’s. Both Hillary and Michele did as much with their successful law careers, and future candidates are even more likely to have very spouses who have been very successful in their own work.

          • TampaDink

            I agree…..this seems to have worked out fine for Abbey Bartlett (FLOTUS on “The West Wing”). ☺

        • Treant

          Charlotte for First Lady! She can advocate for coloring inside the lines…and the right wing can yell about it.

      • Sam_Handwich

        bring back Socks the Cat!

        • 2guysnamedjoe

          Wonder if Socks is at home with Bill, or on the road with Hilly. Never hear ’bout ol’ Socks anymore.

      • 2guysnamedjoe

        At first read I saw ‘the dudes’ of the first lady . . .

  • bob

    Ekk ! I just saw a woman brushing her at the table ! What a slob !

  • AJayne

    What was up with nobody talking to Larry? I’m new for this event – is that standard?

    • Yalma Cuder-Zicci

      I think Larry is going through his jokes and needs to concentrate.

      • AJayne

        Ok – that’s certainly better than just being ignored…

    • MikeBx2

      Maybe a “give the artist his space” sort of thing. I don’t know. One thing is sure, he’s about to have the attention of the whole room. I’ve a feeling he’s going to be great.

      • AJayne

        No cable or satellite service in my home, so I don’t know him – looking forward to it.

  • 2guysnamedjoe

    Watching with the sound muted, listening to Frank and Dweezil Zappa, great ambience.

  • Lazycrockett

    It amazes me that these folks having so much physical contact with total strangers that they don’t spend most of their time sick with colds, flu’s etc. I mean yeah for Michelle hugging every scholarship winner but still.

    • Sam_Handwich

      Zika and Herpes and Flu, oh my!

      • Lazycrockett

        Umm she’s only hugging the kids. perv.

      • 2guysnamedjoe

        If we have nothing to fear, but fear itself, why bring it up? 🙂

      • sherman

        Can we expect a hug from a President Handwich?

  • Yalma Cuder-Zicci

    Why do television directors think it is more interesting to show random people clapping than the person who is being applauded? I’ll never understand that.

  • Lazycrockett

    Biden has been working that run since he walked in.

  • halfwaythere

    I’m going to miss Joe Biden almost as much as President Obama, and especially the obvious enjoyment they have in each other.

    • chris10858

      Yeah, Joe has been working for us in the LGBT community even when he had to drag Obama along.

  • 2guysnamedjoe

    Helen Mirren sitting next to Joe Biden, or his daughter?

    • Lazycrockett

      Shout out to Helen for sporting the TAFKAP tat in honor of Prince’s life.

  • Sam_Handwich

    should i feel underdressed in my fleece pants and hoodie?

    • Octavio

      A bit over dressed if you ask me. We sitting around naked on towels. (The perq of having a swimming pool.) 😀

      • Sam_Handwich

        it’s a bit chilly here for that, but i’m naked in spirit

        • ByronK

          Aww, but you’ll always be naked in my mind

  • Obama called Kanye a jackass in that tribute/blooper reel.

    • Lazycrockett

      who hasn’t?

  • Lazycrockett

    “serious Tubman’s”

    • Gerry Fisher

      My husband had to explain this one to me. (I’m slow in the morning.) Loved it, once I got it. 🙂

  • Yixing’s Fluffer

    DAMN.

    “Jake Tapper left journalism to join CNN.”

    • Gerry Fisher

      LUVved this one.

  • Ernest Endevor

    Even more repulsive than the Oscars. If DC needed a way to demonstrate to ‘middle’ America its entire dislocation with the rest of the nation this was the way to do it. Going to bed before Obama. The glad-handing and smugness is too gross.

    • Tigernan Quinn

      We’ll miss you. So much.

  • fuzzybits

    Like to thank Joe Biden for not shooting anyone in the face.

    • ohbear1957

      This one made me laugh the longest.
      BTW – Fuck you, Dick Cheney.

  • ByronK

    Wow, he’s killing it.

  • Sam_Handwich

    this guy is once in a lifetime ….if you’re lucky. and we are

    • TuuxKabin

      I was thinking the same thing, how fortunate for us to have lived with the Obamas and his administration in our lifetime.

  • JoeMyGod
  • halfwaythere

    I never thought I’d hear the president mention a Kardashian…..

  • JoeMyGod
    • Gerry Fisher

      She must really, REALLY want out. I want to see what her next act will be, after sacrificing so much to further her husband’s career.

  • JoeMyGod
  • JoeMyGod
  • Sam_Handwich

    here come the donald dings!

  • Yixing’s Fluffer

    Bernie’s hair looks good under those blue lights.

  • ByronK

    Bernie looks like he went through a car wash with the top down.

    • Sam_Handwich

      he’s spent decades refining that look

      • Helen Damnation ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        I like it: “professionally tousled”.

    • Lazycrockett

      Best joke Ive heard is ” He combs his hair with a balloon.”

    • Octavio

      That’s his angora wool yarmulke. It’s exclusively for evening wear.

  • Aida Mitchell

    “my room mate Mary Is getting paid on the internet 98$/hr”..,……..!wc99ctwo days ago grey MacLaren P1 I bought after earning 18,512 DoIIars..it was my previous month’s payout..just a little over.17k DoIIars Last month..3-5 hours job a day…with weekly payouts..it’s realy the simplest. job I have ever Do.. I Joined This 7 months. ago. and now making over. hourly 87 DoIIars…Learn. More right Here !wc99:➽:➽:➽➽➽➽ http://GlobalSuperJobsReportsEmploymentsBookGetPayHourly$98…. .❖❖:❦❦:❖❖:❦❦:❖❖:❦❦:❖❖:❦❦:❖❖:❦❦:❖❖:❦❦:❖❖:❦❦:❖❖:❦❦:❖❖:❦❦:❖❖:❦❦:❖❖:❦❦::::::!wc99……….

  • Yixing’s Fluffer

    “Some candidates aren’t polling high enough to qualify for their own jokes tonight.”

    Spraying fire everywhere. This man. This great man.

  • Sam_Handwich

    hahahaha “but sure, i’m the foreign one”

  • Sam_Handwich

    wow this is great. he has the press squirming with jokes

  • Yixing’s Fluffer

    “I hope y’all are proud of yourselves…now we’re praying that Cleveland makes it through July.”

    • Gerry Fisher

      The president was able to deliver great jokes like this while using his fact to convey “it’s actually no joke!” Impressive public speaking, IMO.

  • Yalma Cuder-Zicci

    Omarosa shooting daggers with her eyes at the Trump jokes.

    • halfwaythere

      yeah, I noticed that too. Ha!

    • bkmn

      She’s just pissed because she hooked her star up to a YUUUUGGGEEE LOSER.

      • teeveedub

        Trump himself wasn’t there, so she was his surrogate glarer.

        And, by the way, Oma-fuckin-rosa? Really?

        • TampaDink

          Apparently his two adult sons were present (with their wives & probably a recently killed rare species).

    • Helen Damnation ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ
      • Gerry Fisher

        What…an…idiot.

  • Octavio

    “Stop sending me all these LinkedIn requests.”

  • Yixing’s Fluffer

    Oh damn, Boehner got his drunk ass over to do some jokes. I have a little more respect for him…and his cases of merlot.

    • Michael A. Lozoya

      I noticed he isn’t as orange as he used to be, I guess Trump ruined that for him.

  • JoeMyGod
    • TampaDink

      Is that Bitch McConnell on the right? If so, I hope that someone will share that photo with Drumpf, evidence that Kasich is not the most disgusting eater in the GOTP

      • Helen Damnation ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        No, that’s Kasich. Obama using Trump’s material that Kasich is “always eating during press conferences”.

        • TampaDink

          I was thrown off by the eye glasses in the photo on the right. I guess he only needs them for certain courses of the meal.

  • Sam_Handwich

    boehner has redeemed himself in a single week

    somewhat anyway

    • bkmn

      There is no redemption for Boner. He rode the TeaTard wave and enjoyed every moment of it. A few jabs at Cruz is not payback for years of screwing over the country.

  • JoeMyGod
    • Helen Damnation ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      He really was brilliant. And his writers were, too.

      • wayne

        Yes, no matter how they collaborated on the words, the presidents delivery was perfect.

  • JoeMyGod
  • halfwaythere

    Mike drop! Yay!

  • 5moreminutes*imtired

    Geeze. If I loved this man anymore, we’d be married with a split level ranch house in the suburbs.

    • ohbear1957

      Just think of the great sex! I’d want a pool so I could see more of this:

  • Yalma Cuder-Zicci

    I think I just spotted Michelangelo Signorile.

  • JoeMyGod
    • bkmn

      Slam and dunk.

    • marshlc

      Karaoke hosts around the nation really wish that the mike drop was not a thing. Drunks trying to be funny breaking expensive equipment really cuts into the never-that-big profits.

  • Yixing’s Fluffer

    “Speaking of drones, how is Wolf Blitzer still on television?”

    • halfwaythere

      And Wolf was NOT AMUSED…

      • Yixing’s Fluffer

        That was the best part. He really believes he’s a serious person with something to say. HI-LAR-I-OUS.

        • leDaver

          And here I was, thinking I was the only one that thought Wolf Blitzer was just a windbag living off an undeserved reputation he “earned” over two decades ago.

          • Craig Howell

            I will never forgive Blitzer for his outrageously homophobic “reporting” on the gays in the military debate in the early 90s. Just contemptible.

        • Gerry Fisher

          I can’t listen to anything Blitzer says in the wake of Jon Stewart’s destruction of him years ago.

      • bkmn

        Nice burn. Can’t think of any journalist more deserving…and calling Wolf a journalist is being very kind.

    • bkmn

      How is CNN still a network?

    • Cuberly

      No idea, it’s all a purple haze.

    • teeveedub

      I think CNN took the most direct hits tonight. And rightfully so.

    • Helen Damnation ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      Hell, I saw Larry King on tonight, too. Thought he was gone? The format looked exactly like his old show.

  • JoeMyGod

    Man, Wilmore is bombing.

    • halfwaythere

      I was just about to say the same thing. I’m surprised and kinda saddened.

    • Octavio

      Yup.

    • Yixing’s Fluffer

      His comedy is too honest and there’s not enough obsequious flattery.

    • MikeBx2

      Maybe his Trump material will save him.

    • Michael A. Lozoya

      Yeah, I haven’t stopped making a cringe face since he started.

    • lenvus

      I think he’s speaking too much truth with his comedy. Biting, honest, and too close to the bone for their comfort. And he’s doing a good job at it.

  • Yixing’s Fluffer

    I’m wondering if Obama brought Wilmore on to be the bad cop. The president is obviously vexed by this crowd of toadies who have inflicted Trump on all of us.

    • Helen Damnation ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      Right, he coulda gave us a good hour of Trump; I frankly wanted much more from him. Just on Trump!

  • Larz

    Too bad Larry wilmore.

  • JoeMyGod
    • Yixing’s Fluffer

      I had no idea Matt Drudge was an AbFab fan.

    • bkmn

      Drudge and humor go together like Drudge and journalism.

  • Yalma Cuder-Zicci

    Don Lemon flipped the bird to Larry!

    • Michael A. Lozoya

      I loved that haha!

    • Gerry Fisher

      Speaking of the death of journalism….

  • Sam_Handwich

    obama should have followed wilmore

  • JoeMyGod

    All of Teabagistan is going to go nuts about Wilmore saying “jigaboo.”

    • ggg

      I read a comment of someone so upset that Obama mentioned a joke that “white people” can’t say . . . “Can you imagine if any other President had said that! I had to stop listening!” (No wonder Donald Trump loves the uneducated so much — they’re ignorant.) I will miss having the coolest first couple this country has ever seen. So educated, so compassionate, so classy.

  • MikeBx2

    I still say Wilmore is kind of brilliant. Tough crowd.

    • Lazycrockett

      He’s not holding back. Nerds however are very thinned skinned to begin with.

    • Lakeview Bob

      Don’t blame the crowd for his failure.

      • Lazycrockett

        Oh they like the jokes when its NOT bout themselves. The crowd is loving the Zodiac Killer jokes.

    • Michael A. Lozoya

      It’s a good kindda cringe, he js bombing with the audience there.

    • Helen Damnation ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      I don’t think he was going for serious laughter; he was being way too real.

  • JoeMyGod
    • Gerry Fisher

      Thereby proving that all the CNN jabs were truth disguised as humor.

  • Larz

    Somebody stop Wilmore’s bleeding.

  • Yixing’s Fluffer

    Obama’s just about the only person in that room who knows how to take a joke.

    • Octavio

      Let him bleed. It’s a teaching moment.

      • Yixing’s Fluffer

        I suppose so; the less reason he has to like them, the less he’ll hold back on his show.

      • Larz

        Eww

        • Larz

          Get the hook!

          • Larz

            Wrapped up nicely. Oh. No

  • Yalma Cuder-Zicci

    Chris Matthews enjoyed that Morning Joe joke.

    • bkmn

      Morning Joe is a joke, unfortunately MSNBC doesn’t get it.

      • sherman

        Unfortunately I think it is the highest rated morning show

    • John Calendo

      LOVE the “Mary Pat” avatar!* You are wild!

      *Chris Christie’s wife.

  • Michael A. Lozoya

    I wish there was a cringe/smile smiley face.

    • Yixing’s Fluffer

      Just-bit-a-lemon face?

      • bkmn

        A Wolf Blitzer realizes he is an idiot face?

        • Yixing’s Fluffer

          Remember when he played Jeopardy? Good lord.

          • bkmn

            And yet CNN kept paying him to be an idiot.

  • halfwaythere

    Oh, god, clue the outrage at the use of the “n” word!

  • JoeMyGod

    Holy crap. The wingnuts are going to lose their mind with that closing.

    • 2guysnamedjoe

      Hey Joe, thanks for another great evening! Loved it! You too.

  • We turned it off. Just too painful.

    • hudson11

      I know- that was the least funny dreck, i’ve ever seen. everyone looked so uncomfortable. We turned on ‘inside amy schumer’.

  • Octavio

    Well, that happened.

  • 5moreminutes*imtired

    I wanna start a movement to send flowers to the white house the day before the inauguration of Hillary, and all the cards should read “Thanks Obama!”. Who’s with me!?!

    • Me.

    • 5moreminutes*imtired

      Im serious! I want a wall of flowers at the white house fense! Why wait til peopke kick the bucket. And he and his family truly deserve an outpouring of gratitude.

  • Lazycrockett

    MSNBC had to cut to commercial cause everyone on the panel fainted when Larry dropped the N word.

  • Sam_Handwich
  • JoeMyGod
  • MikeBx2

    It was good to me. Had a few laughs. That’s what I came for. It’s not as if my dance card was full tonight or anything. Ha!

  • Yixing’s Fluffer

    I hope John Oliver gets to host one of these dinners, but then again…these people can’t take a joke.

    Still, Kendall Jenner was their youth outreach, so maybe they do have some humor tucked away behind those weathered visages.

  • Yalma Cuder-Zicci

    Jake Tapper looks so sad.

    • Yixing’s Fluffer

      He can wipe his tears with his CNN money. Nobody joins that network without knowing what it is or what people think of it.

      (With Wolf Blitzer as the exception, I guess.)

      • Helen Damnation ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        Hey, don’t be fluffin’ wit my boy Anderson. Such a sacred, beautiful man.

        • johncAtl

          But did Cooper ever claim to be a journalist?

          Hint, there are no more journalists. Sorry, the last one died on 7/20/13.

          • Helen Damnation ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

            I think of him and Rachel Maddow both as journalists, in their own right. Just as I think of political cartoonists as journalists, as well.

  • johncAtl

    I hadn’t seen Larry Wilmore before tonight so I didn’t know what to expect. But I think that he may have earned the title for worst comedian to ever host the WH correspondent’s dinner.

    • pablo

      You didn’t see the Rich Little during W’s reign.

      • johncAtl

        Yeah, actually I did. Sadly I was young, and so was Rich when I thought he was funny.

      • I love his show. I think he is adorable. He left his charm at home.

    • Marc

      Wilmore is so-so on his show, but he was painfully unfunny here.

  • Homo Erectus

    Best line: “Next year we will have a new president although we don’t know who she will be….”

    • TuuxKabin

      that, and Obama’s . . . ‘and I’m suppose to be the foreigner’.

      • Helen Damnation ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        “Rings”.

        • TuuxKabin

          ‘baseball sticks’. President Obama is quite humorous as well as a good POTUS and over all good guy.

    • Blake Jordan

      Who do we think will be more pissed off by that statement, the rethuglicans or the berners?

  • sherman

    I like Larry Wilmore on his show, but this was not his best performance.

    I found this more amusing-

    https://twitter.com/hippieswordfish/status/506242541550071808

    • Helen Damnation ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      Obama (Barry) was funny, Larry, not so much. I think he was way too real to be like funny haha. He was serious some, enjoying his moment, the way Larry does. Larry makes you think, or at least reminds you of something you might have wanted to forget.

      • wayne

        Larry’s material might have been ok, but his delivery was just awful.

  • ByronK

    Who’s the crazy bird lady on Real Time. Oh ya, she’s for Cruz so that explains the crazy part but seriously, just eat a sandwich girl.

  • John Calendo

    Larry Wilmore…oh boy did he bomb. Thud after thud. The sporadic laughter in the room was not because the crowd was thin-skinned, but because they were polite. Insult comedy rarely travels well. It not a lot of fun to hear, unless it’s done by a manic motormouths like Don Rickles or Joan Rivers, or has the loopy charm of the Triumph the Insult dog, a puppet.

  • JT

    It must have been a late night.

  • Dreaming Vertebrate

    OT: Kathryn Knott and her daddy are being sued. Story in Philly dot com.
    http://www.philly.com/philly/news/20160501_Blogger_sues_Kathryn_Knott__her_dad_and_Bucks_D_A_.html

    • Damn! I hope the blogger, if her statements prove to be true, reaps in the cash. Because if what is what happened that is an abuse of political power. I’d like nothing more than to see Mr. Knott sporting a nifty orange jumpsuit. You know the apple didn’t fall off an innocent tree.

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    I love Larry Wilmore and his take on things, sadly, this audience is not his demographic and he didn’t stroke their egos whilst simultaneously laughing at them. As such, he bombed, though he did get some great shots in at the expense of CNN. That all said, his last line to the president is sure to cause aneurysms and spittle flecked keyboard rage among the Teatards, Not-so-Breit-barts and conservatives…….so, not all bad.

  • Clungeflaps

    I would happily vote for Obama a 3rd time, I wish I could. I don’t know why all of you want to replace him with a humorless, entitled arrogant harpy like Hillary. I could imagine her reacting to any jokes about her at the Correspondents Dinner to be like: “Waaaah you are making fun of me for invading Iran! You are sexist and hate all women” in that shrill voice of hers.

    • Get Real

      Could you to Sunday brunch or something today and give us a break?

    • SoCalGal20

      Your misogyny is showing. Have a nice day!

  • KP

    This annual spectacle is nauseating. A bunch of self important rich people congratulating each other on their coolness and superiority to others. BARF

  • Gerry Fisher

    I watched it “the morning after.” Great performance. IMO, the most brilliant part was his closing, how he managed to appear as if he was thanking the media for doing a good job when actually point out the job they’re failing to do. Brilliance!

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