The White House Correspondents’ Dinner (a.k.a. “Nerd Prom”)

Dear Americanists, these are your must-watch video clips this weekend. The White House Correspondents’ Dinner is an annual dinner organized by the White House Correspondents’ Association (an organization of journalists who cover the activities of the White House and the President); or, as Obama explains, “the night when Washington celebrates itself.” It’s certainly the night when US-American politics is at its most entertaining. Obama delivered a number of zingers about his opponents and even brought out his “anger translator” Luther (Keegan-Michael Key) from the Comedy Central series Key & Peele. Comedian Cecily Strong poked fun at the presidential candidates for the upcoming election in 2016, but she also addressed¬† issues such as women’s rights and racism. Watch the video clips below or check out the summaries of the best jokes here: http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/white-house-correspondents-dinner/watch-live-white-house-correspondents-dinner-n348366

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