Team Coco is back in Washington D.C. For the first time since 1995, late-night host Conan O’Brien was chosen for roasting duties at Saturday’s Correspondents’ Dinner in Washington D.C.
Conan questioned why President Obama is often called “the coolest guy in the room,” saying that he would get the title too if he was being compared to Chuck Hagle and John Kerry. DRUM BEAT!
He also asked the President why he keeps sending supporters five e-mails a day asking for more donations. Conan quipped, “You won! Do you have a gambling problem we don’t know about?!” DRUM BEAT!
The comedian even took a jab at the President’s jobs record, commending him for the fact that since his second term “the number of Popes has doubled and the number of ‘Tonight Show’ hosts has tripled.” DRUM BEAT!
But the press also got their fair share of humble pie from Conan. He particularly took aim at CNN, asking why the network chose to replace Larry King with “one of the scheming footmen from ‘Downton Abbey’” – referring to its new host Piers Morgan. DRUM BEAT!
He added that the only people who watch CNN are “the people who clean the offices at CNN.” Conan also made an observation while surveying the room full of the media elite Saturday night, noticing that television news was no different than a high school cafeteria. He said Fox was “the jocks,” MSNBC are “the nerds,” bloggers are “the goths,” NPR is the “table for kids with peanut allergies,” Al Jezeera is “the weird foreign exchange student nobody talks to,” and print media is “the poor kid who died sophomore year in a car crash.” DRUM BEAT!