Obama Brings Down House at Press Dinner

President plays stand-up comic
By Amelia Atlas,  Newser User
Posted May 10, 2009 5:40 AM CDT

(Newser) – President Obama slayed his audience with killer jokes last night at the celebrity-studded White House Correspondents' Dinner, reports the Washington Post. Aiming zingers at everyone from Hillary to himself, Obama drew guffaws from the 2500 guests with lines like: "My next 100 days will be so successful. I will complete them in 72 days. On the 73rd day, I will rest." Many stars who supported Obama from the start attended. But the evening also included Todd Palin at the Fox table.

"All of you voted for me. Apologies to the Fox table," quipped the president. Host Wanda Sykes scorched Sean Hannity for failing to follow through with his vow to be waterboarded. "I could break him by giving him a middle seat in coach," she boasted. Referring to Rush Limbaugh's drug use and his wish that the Obama administration fail, Sykes quipped that Limbaugh had planned to be a 9/11 terrorist, but was "so strung out on Oxycontin he missed his flight."