President Obama does well as a stand up comic.
I guess he thought Wolf Blitzer was at the annual Radio & Television Correspondents’ Dinner last night, but Blitzer was in fact filling in for Larry King Live which was on at the same time as the dinner.
BARACK OBAMA, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: Wolf Blitzer is here. (CHEERING AND APPLAUSE)
OBAMA: He’s the only man — the only other man in America with his own situation room.(LAUGHTER)
OBAMA: People assume that mine is cooler. But this is not the case.(LAUGHTER)
The Brian Williams joke was laugh out loud funny.
OBAMA: I have to admit, though, it wasn’t easy coming up with fresh material for this dinner. A few nights ago, I was tossing and turning, trying to figure out exactly what to say. Finally, when I couldn’t get back to sleep, I rolled over and asked Brian Williams what he thought.(LAUGHTER)
Another good one:
OBAMA: Look, it’s nothing personal, but this dinner conflicts with my date night. I was supposed to be going out with Michelle for Thai food…..
And meanwhile CNN, Larry King Live is being hosted by Wolf Blitzer, where an in-dept analysis of the event is on going. Click link for a complete transcript of the show.
And in stark contrast, we then break away to:
BLITZER: This is a potentially very significant moment in the history of Iran right now. Let’s get the latest on what’s going on, because it’s a very fluid and dramatic situation.
Makes me feel so proud that the President of the United States can really deliver a joke and that he has such good timing, you know, and all that stuff. But he’s had lots of practice. Watch video of a rehearsal session done for his appearance on the Colbert show in May.