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Who Was Funnier at the White House Correspondents' Dinner: Obama or Jimmy Kimmel?

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Jimmy Kimmel was supposed to be the White House Correspondents' Dinner's headlining comedian, but he had some unlikely competition in the President. Obama's speech was peppered with timely jokes, including a fake campaign ad poking fun at the media dogfight surrounding the candidates' canine companions, and a clever off-stage closer where he pretended not to know his microphone was still on and asked why he was "opening for Jimmy Kimmel and telling knock-knock jokes to Kim Kardashian."

Kimmel also took shots at Kim Kardashian, but his best material was political. He went after Romney ("I don't think of Etch-a-Sketch. I think of Twister: One foot on red, one on blue and both hands on green"), Ron Paul ("Paul looks like the guy who gets unhooded at the end of every 'Scooby Doo' episode") and of course, Obama ("Remember when the country rallied around you in the hopes of a better tomorrow? That was hilarious. That was your best one yet.") Who do you think stole the show?


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  • TrademarkAnimalTalent 2012/05/02 14:03:39
    President Obama
    TrademarkAnimalTalent
    +1
    Obama's timing is excellent as is his delivery. Kimmel is sort of 'snide' for me. I hated the one joke.. that Pit Bulls are delicious. THAT was stupid and unnecessary! WE love our Pit Bulls here in Dade County and have fought for two decades to get the horribly cruel and ineffective and EXPENSIVE ban on this one breed of dog that we ALL suffer with down here in Northern Cuba aka Dade County.
  • michael 2012/05/01 15:28:23
    President Obama
    michael
    +1
    Niether one of them idiots are funny but with Obama as president his economic programs shortcomings are no laughing matter--I know since I have been both unemployed and homeless as well as way behind on all my student loan repayments for 2 years! thanks for changing my life Obama
  • Tradema... michael 2012/05/02 14:03:29
    TrademarkAnimalTalent
    lol.. and he is trying to help you and everyone else with student loans and RMoney's advice (on tape) is 'you shoulda shopped around for a cheaper college'. Shows where YOUR head is at and it ain't out in the fresh air.
  • michael Tradema... 2012/05/02 14:12:07
    michael
    +1
    Again you ignore my narrow focus on myself-for me my life has gone down hill since 2009! I will never vote for any Democrat again. Obama didn't help ME.
  • LisaSmith 2012/05/01 14:49:45
    Jimmy Kimmel
    LisaSmith
    Didn't watch
  • Daryl 2012/05/01 14:48:26
    Jimmy Kimmel
    Daryl
    Neither.
  • C. C. Rider 2012/05/01 13:59:09
    President Obama
    C. C. Rider
    Kimmel must be a con, cause Obama had to his job for him. Kimmel was a waste of time and I am sure his cancellation awaits him on his desk.

    trump you are fired
  • closinyou 2012/05/01 09:22:39 (edited)
    Jimmy Kimmel
    closinyou
    I've never really been a big fan of clowns! http://images.sodahead.com/pr...
  • Alex 2012/05/01 06:56:24
    Jimmy Kimmel
    Alex
    +1
    "The pit bull is delicious."

    What the f*ck?
  • Soms Cougli 2012/05/01 06:06:41
    Jimmy Kimmel
    Soms Cougli
    Only voted so I could say how amusing it is that people are letting their political preference, not their comedic preference, vote for them. Idiots.
  • Pm 2012/05/01 04:44:57
    President Obama
    Pm
    +1
    Obama was funnier. Kimmel was just a lame crowd pleaser.
  • D Hanes 2012/05/01 04:41:01
    Jimmy Kimmel
    D Hanes
    +1
    Has to be Kimmel since i never lsiten to a word that fool president has to say.
  • JeanLouiseCollins 2012/05/01 03:23:07
    President Obama
    JeanLouiseCollins
    +1
    Although I think Obama was funny and quite charming,that is not what I am looking for in the president to lead us out of this mess.I am happy for him he can make millions on the road after he leaves the Whitehouse.Dignity,statemansh... important not whether the president is a good entertainer.The last one I really liked was Truman.Shows my age. I will vote for Romney because of the economy not his charm.
  • Tradema... JeanLou... 2012/05/02 14:05:45
    TrademarkAnimalTalent
    Check out the Mormon's White Horse Prophecy and how it applies to RMoney. Sounds like you are my age.. and that religion owns Utah. I have been there. You don't get a good job in that state if you are not a 'practicing' Mormon which includes attendance at church and the MANDATORY
  • Tradema... Tradema... 2012/05/02 14:09:23
    TrademarkAnimalTalent
    MANDATORY 10 percent tithe! Their Church is super rich and super powerful and the only thing the Mormons want that they don't have is power over the entire country.
  • jeepster4 2012/05/01 03:22:57
    President Obama
    jeepster4
    But it just proves that Jimmy Fallon's writers wrote funnier material than Kimmel's writers.
  • apachehellfire65 2012/05/01 02:34:31
    Jimmy Kimmel
    apachehellfire65
    +2
    kimmel MADE jokes. obummer just IS a joke!
  • mm61675 2012/05/01 02:31:13 (edited)
    President Obama
    mm61675
    +1
    both were funny....but i like how obama tickled himself and started laughing at his own jokes. jimmy kimmel's joke about carville looking like a naked boiled cat was HILARIOUS
  • The Libertarian 2012/05/01 01:37:53
    Jimmy Kimmel
    The Libertarian
    +2
    Actually I didn't watch or listen to the damn thing as I find pandering to Hollywood and Hollywood pandering to be repulsive, if the blind and stupid American voter would wake up they could easily see why this nation is in turmoil but many of them can't and they will continue to sniff the butts of the status quo until we actually have a revolution to make crap like this stop.

    democrats pandering
  • Korgull The Lib... 2012/05/01 04:10:33
  • USAF Vet Korgull 2012/05/01 07:19:19
    USAF Vet
    +1
    Are you one of those typical helpless Canadian Socialists living somewhere up there on the dole, sucking your fellow Canadian taxpayer dry? If so, your opinion down here is worthless, we've had enough worthlessness (progressive ideology) commentary for the past hundred years and will take a pass on your stupidity, thank you.
  • Korgull USAF Vet 2012/05/01 08:52:24
    Korgull
    It seems to me that the only opinions ever considered worthless down there are ones that have merit or any sort of intelligent point to them.
    For a patriotic bunch, you guys sure hate having to help out your fellow countrymen. Tsk tsk tsk.
    And at the rate you go on about progressive this, progressive that, progressive bad bad bad, it's a wonder you even allow women to vote. Isn't that a bit too progressive for the far-right USA?
  • The Lib... Korgull 2012/05/02 10:43:54
    The Libertarian
    How does any of what you said have anything to do with Hollywood and Politics.
  • Korgull The Lib... 2012/05/02 15:15:20 (edited)
    Korgull
    "if the blind and stupid American voter"

    I was only pointing out what the typical blind and stupid American voter is. They are not the ones that agree with "liberal Hollywood", and they most definitely despise Obama.
  • CAPISCE The Lib... 2012/05/02 14:02:59
  • boatnectar 2012/05/01 00:34:10
  • deBrice 2012/05/01 00:31:09
    President Obama
    deBrice
    +2
    joking is human and good. I love both but have more respect for the president of the united states
  • denny 2012/05/01 00:13:14
    Jimmy Kimmel
    denny
    +3
    did not watch the sickos
  • shadow76 2012/05/01 00:07:29
    Jimmy Kimmel
    shadow76
    +3
    Neither of them was funny. I won't vote for BO in anything. But Kimmel is not funny at all!
  • deBrice shadow76 2012/05/01 00:28:39
    deBrice
    That's extreme :p
  • shadow76 deBrice 2012/05/01 06:16:35
    shadow76
    I guess I don't find it funny to make fun of other peole's weight because you disagree with their politics. And other childish jokes couldn't stand it more than a few minutes.
  • cindy 2012/04/30 23:19:48
    Jimmy Kimmel
    cindy
    +5
    Obama used all those jokes in hopes it would take the heat off the issues at hand .. IT didn't for me ..... CON Man
  • Drachen 2012/04/30 23:17:31
    Jimmy Kimmel
    Drachen
    +1
    I never really liked him before that. He had me cracking up!
  • Margaret Jacobson 2012/04/30 22:43:21
    Jimmy Kimmel
    Margaret Jacobson
    +1
    Maybe he will run for president???
  • aherbert 2012/04/30 22:28:27
    President Obama
    aherbert
    +1
    I love Jimmy but the President was heck of funny!

    heck of funny
  • kaka702 2012/04/30 21:42:11
    Jimmy Kimmel
    kaka702
    +1
    Obama said some funny things too.
  • sjalan 2012/04/30 21:26:42
    President Obama
    sjalan
    +2
    Jimmy Kimmel was simply crass in several incidents.
  • MR. 2012/04/30 21:14:01 (edited)
    President Obama
    MR.
    +2
    POTUS: "THE CLOWN", WAS PRETTY FUNNY,...("WE ALL HAVE BEEN LAUGHING NEARLY FOUR YEARS NOW!) ["Hey, was his colorful clown suit at the cleaners?"]
  • Nam Era Vet #1 DNA TLC 2012/04/30 21:13:32
    President Obama
    Nam Era Vet #1 DNA TLC
    He made a better comedian.
  • seadog6608PWCM 2012/04/30 20:35:49

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