I don’t know about you guys but every year I really look forward to the White House Correspondents Dinner, and only for the comedian’s “roast” of the President and co. For those who appreciate comedy and in particular comedians (I know they’re one in the same, but they’re not) it’s great to see whoever it is chosen, get their moment.
Jimmy’s turn was this year, and I think he did a really solid job. I don’t think it’s anything incredible, but it also doesn’t suck. I don’t find Kimmel particularly hilarious to begin with, but, it’s really solid. My favorite joke had to be “Doesn’t Ron Paul look like the villain at the end of a Scooby-Doo episode?” BUT REALLY. I appreciated that he went after the Kardashians, and Lohan, both of who were not invited by guests – which makes you feel a little better about the whole thing too, right? – and without any remorse. A few jokes flat out bombed but he kept going on. Again, he did a solid job and only reinforces my idea earlier this year for him to host next year’s Oscars.
Attached are my favorite past Correspondent speeches. The first one is Wanda Sykes just being her genius self, and the second is my man crush, Seth Meyers, also being his genius self: