On display at last night’s White House Correspondents Dinner were all the skills that landed Barry in office in the first place: a keen ability to deliver lines written by others in a convincing manner. Which just so happens to be the #1 requirement on TheatreSchools.com top 10 qualities of a great actor:
- Is Captivating: A great actor is so convincing in a role that he can hold an audience captive and make them feel as if there is nothing but the story at hand.
In fact, after a brief reading, I think he can check off all 10 on the list, #10 being:
10. Has Some Sense of Vanity: A great actor has at least some degree of vanity that drives them to continue to improve and excel at the craft.
The guy is obviously a natural; he just missed his casting call.
Check it out for yourself, if you have the time and the fortitude. If not just trust me, despite all the hilarious material written for him about Hillary, Bernie, Ted and the Donald, this was the most hysterical line of the night, Barry, discussing his stunning final year approval numbers:
“The last time I was this high, I was trying to decide on my major.”
Possibly because it was the only joke not aimed at someone else, and possibly because it might be true.
(and finally - here’s his transcript)
In fact, Barry was soooo good, he made MC Larry Wilmore – Jon Stewart’s replacement on the Daily Show in case you were wondering – look bad. Of course Larry didn’t need a lot of help; starting with this racial zinger:
"Welcome to negro night here in Washington. Or as Fox will report, two thugs interrupt elegant dinner in D.C."
And he then proceeded to call Ben Carson a “jiggaboo,” ticked CNN’s Don Lemmon off enough to get him to give him the finger - live on camera -
and wrapped up with this send off to the Prezzie: “Yo, Barry, you did it, my nigga!”
Yo, Barry, keeping the WHCD classy-for-the-massy, my man! Or in the immortal words of Jon Gabriel’s Tweet:
Anyway, speaking of classy, did you see MO’s gown? A Givenchy number with hand placed crystals – can you even imagine what that must have cost!?! Not that money is an object when you’re being historical. And it was Lady M’s last ever WHDC, at least as FLOTUS.
“As America's most stylish political leader, First Lady Michelle Obama has truly outshined herself at her final White House Correspondents' Dinner.
Donning a shimmering champagne-colored gown with an attached overlay embellished with crystals, the 52-year-old political figure was the epitome of classic style and grace.” - E News
And not that it wasn’t worth every dime somebody paid for it, butt it was a bit derivative. Lady Bey, her girls’ role model, (sort of) wore a crystal embedded Givenchy last year:
As did J-Lo:
And arguably Jenna DeWan wore the look better than any of them – or is that some kind of a microaggresion?
Oh well, all’s well that ends well, and Big Guy made sure the 2016 WHCD ended on a very good note. Keeping the week’s Royal dropped mic meme alive, here’s how our very cool, oh-so-hip acting president wrapped things up:
As I said, our acting president: keeping it classy around here since 2009. BOOM!
Cross-Posted on Patriot Action Network