This week I wanted to get a little political with you guys, as many things in the media have happened this week. Last night was the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, which if you don’t know is a dinner where most all media outlets come together and enjoy a dinner with the president as his term comes to close. This year comedian Cecily Strong, Saturday Night Live star, stole the dinner. Strong made a hilarious speech, commenting on all of the upcoming candidates and making it very clear who she’s voting for, (whispers) Hillary.
Strong’s speech, though being one of the funniest speeches ever said in front of a US president, did touch on a lot of current touchy subjects. She made jokes on the current police brutality towards Blacks and other minority groups, saying “(the secret service) is the only law enforcement agency that will get in trouble if a black man gets shot.” Lots of “ooohs” from the audience, or “trues” as Strong put it. She also spoke of the feminist movement that has really picked up momentum this past year, and taking advantage of the fact every journalist was in the room, she made them take an oath saying, ” I solemly swear not to talk about Hilary’s appearance, because that is not journalism.” Amen Strong. Amen.
You can watch the full speech here.
President Obama also made a humourous speech, having guest star Key from Key and Peele come out, recreating their Anger Translator sketch. Though Obama mainly made fun of himself, he did talk about pressing topics like the drought and global climate change, and Key made sure the people in the back could hear.
Take a look here.
Now whatever your take on politics, adding humor to anything makes it ten times easier to swallow. So if there was ever a time, I would look now! And be sure to vote in this upcoming election, get out there and make change!