WATCH: At President Obama’s Final Correspondents’ Dinner, Comedian Larry Wilmore Closes His Speech By Saying ‘Yo, Barry. You Did It, My Nigger, You Did It.’

Watch both President Obama’s speech and Larry Wilmore’s speech below.

President Obama laughs during the White House Correspondents' Association annual dinner at the Washington Hilton hotel in Washington, D.C., on April 30. (Olivier Douliery/Pool/EPA)
President Obama laughs during the White House Correspondents’ Association annual dinner at the Washington Hilton hotel in Washington, D.C., on April 30. (Olivier Douliery/Pool/EPA)

In his final performance as stand-up comedy’s commander in chief, President Obama shticked the landing at Saturday’s annual White House correspondents’ dinner, cracking wise about the election, his waning days as president and, of course, Donald Trump.

“The Republican establishment is incredulous [Trump] is the nominee,” joked the president during his monologue before 2,600 dinner-goers at the Washington Hilton. “Incredulous. They say he lacks foreign policy experience. But he’s been meeting foreign leaders: Miss Sweden, Miss Argentina, Miss Azerbaijan.”

Trump would succeed in closing the federal prison in Guantanamo, Cuba, the president said, “because he knows a thing or two about running waterfront properties into the ground.”

Noting that former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg was at the dinner, Obama compared him to Trump, another New York billionaire. Bloomberg “knows policy in depth and he’s actually worth the amount of money he says he is,” said Obama, drawing ooohs from the crowd.

Turning on himself, Obama said: “I do apologize that I was a little late tonight. I was running on CPT [colored people’s time] — which stands for jokes that white people should not make.

“This is my eighth and final appearance and I am excited. If this material works well, I’m going to use it at Goldman Sachs next year [and] earn me some serious Tubmans.”

He added, “Next year someone else will be standing in this spot. And its anyone’s guess who she will be.”

He noted that on his recent trip to Great Britain, he had lunch with the queen, saw a Shakespeare performance and played golf with Prime Minister David Cameron. “Just in case anyone was wondering if I’m black enough, I think that settles the debate.”

Commenting on his family’s desire to finally leave the White House after two terms, Obama quipped: “Someone jumped the White House fence last week. But I have to give the Secret Service credit. They found Michelle and brought her back.

“And yet,” he added, “somehow despite all the churn, my approval ratings keep going up. The last time I was this high I was trying to decide on my major.”

Turning to the contest among those vying to replace him, the president introduced Bernie Sanders.

“Bernie, you look like a million bucks! Or to put it in terms you’ll understand: 37,000 donations of $27 each.”

He cracked that Sanders’s campaign slogan — “Feel the Bern” — was superior to Hillary Clinton’s: “Trudge up the Hill.”

As for Trump’s Republican challengers, Obama noted: “Ted [Cruz] had a tough week. He went to Indiana … and called a basketball hoop a basketball ring. What else is in his lexicon? ‘Baseball sticks? Football hats? But sure, I’m the foreign one.”

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SOURCE: The Washington Post
Paul Farhi

President Obama’s best jokes from the White House Correspondents’ Dinner

US President Barack Obama (2-R) and First Lady Michelle Obama (4-R) attend the White House Correspondents' Association annual dinner at the Washington Hilton hotel in Washington, DC, USA, 30 April 2016. This is President Obama's eighth and final White House Correspondents' Association dinner. EPA/OLIVIER DOULIERY/POOL (Photo: OLIVIER DOULIERY/POOL, EPA)
US President Barack Obama (2-R) and First Lady Michelle Obama (4-R) attend the White House Correspondents’ Association annual dinner at the Washington Hilton hotel in Washington, DC, USA, 30 April 2016. This is President Obama’s eighth and final White House Correspondents’ Association dinner. EPA/OLIVIER DOULIERY/POOL (Photo: OLIVIER DOULIERY/POOL, EPA)

President Obama took the podium for the last time as president at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner. And he let the jokes and pointed critiques fly, as most guested he would. Though he saved the Trump jokes for last, he hit hard at everyone before quite literally dropping the mic. Here are his best jokes from the night.

“Here we are, my 8th and final appearance at this unique event and I am excited. If this material works well I’m going to use it at Goldman Sachs next year. Earn me some serious Tubmans.”

“My brilliant and beautiful wife Michelle is here tonight. She looks so happy to be here, its called practice.”

“But standing here, I can’t help but be reflective and a little sentimental. Eight years ago I said it was time to change the tone of our politics. In hind sight I clearly should have been more specific.”

“In just six short months I will be officially a lame duck, which means Congress now will flat out reject my rhetoric and republican leaders won’t take my phone calls. And this is going to take some getting used to. Its a curve ball…in fact for months now the congressional republicans have been saying things I can not do in my final year. Unfortunately this dinner was not one of them. You know who you are republicans. Tim Scott, Cory Gardner, they’re in the house. Which reminds me, security bare the doors. Judge Merrick Garland come out out, we’re going to do this right there right now. Like the red wedding.”

“But it’s not just Congress, even some foreign leaders they’ve been looking ahead to the next leader. Last week, Prince George showed up to our meeting in his bathrobe that was a slap in the face. A clear breech of protocol.”

“In my final year, my approval ratings keep going up. The last time I was this high, I was trying to decide on my major.”

“I love Joe Biden, I really do. I want to thank him for his friendship, his counsel, for always giving it to me straight. For not shooting anybody in the face.”

Spotlight is.. a movie about investigative journalist with resources and autonomy to chase down the truth.Best fantasy film since Star Wars.”

“Hellen Mirren is here tonight. I don’t even have a joke here. I just think Hellen Mirren is awesome.”

“Sitting at the same table is Mike Bloomberg. A combative controversial New York billionaire is leading the GOP primary and it is not you, that has to sting a little bit.”

“I’ve said how much I admire Hillary’s toughness, her policy chops. You got to admit it though, Hillary trying to appeal to young voters is a little like your relative who just signed up for Facebook. ‘Dear America, did you get my poke? It didn’t appear on your wall. not sure I’m using this right. Love Aunt Hillary’.”

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SOURCE: USA Today
Cara Kelly

Larry Wilmore’s best jokes from the White House Correspondent’s Dinner

Comedian Larry Wilmore speaks with First Lady Michelle Obama during the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner. (Photo: Pool, Getty Images)
Comedian Larry Wilmore speaks with First Lady Michelle Obama during the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner. (Photo: Pool, Getty Images)

Comedian Larry Wilmore took on the always challenging job of following President Obama at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner Saturday night. And had a bit of a tough time with the crowd with his pointed jokes on racism and journalists. Though he did get a few chuckles from the ball room and likely dozens of Twitter followers during the monologue. Here are a few of his best.

“Welcome to negro night here in Washington.Or as fox will report tow thugs interrupt elegant dinner in DC

“Seriously, you gotta give Mitch McConnell credit. At this point he could block Lebron James.

“I am a back man who replaced a white man who was pretending to be a TV newscaster. So it that way Lester Holt and I have a lot in common.”

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SOURCE: USA Today
Cara Kelly