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Sunday May 2, 2010 4:49 pm

Obama Scores, Jay Leno Bombs at Correspondents’ Dinner




Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Television, Videos,


Ouch. This was not the way for Jay Leno to lead into Conan O’Brien’s 60 Minutes interview tonight.

NBC’s current host may have been headlining comedian at last night’s White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner, but it was President Barack Obama who stole the show. Although the POTUS helped get the nearly 3000 attendees warmed up with a list of funny jokes (including zingers directed at Leno himself), Jay fumbled the lead once he arrived at the podium.

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Ironically, Obama joked about being able to address the celebrities, journalists and politicians in the room before Jay had his turn. “I’m also glad that I’m speaking first, because we’ve all seen what happens when somebody takes the timeslot after Leno’s,” the President stated.

Well, if he had known that Jay would deliver duds like this one, he might have felt a bit more confident about his abilities: “Some of you on the news have mentioned the president’s been getting a little gray since taking office,” Jay stated. “But he’s had his fare share of stress. Tough economy, two wars, health care fight, Iran, North Korea, his mother-in-law moving in with him.” Wow.

The only good thing about Leno’s stale performance? He just gave a whole lot to work with this Monday.

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