Obama's comedy timing trumps Jay Leno

Published: Monday, May 3, 2010, 12:49 [IST]
 

New York, May 3 (ANI): President Barack Obama trumped Jay Leno with his 'impeccable' comic timing at the White House Correspondents' dinner at Hilton in Washington, DC.

While the 'Tonight Show' host poked some fun at Obama, it was the latter who got the most laughs.

"His timing was impeccable," the New York Daily News quoted Scarlett Johansson as saying about the President.

'Knocked Up' director Judd Apatow said speechwriter Jon Lovett gave his boss some knockout material about birthers, Biden and McCain.

But it was the delivery that made Obama take the cake.

"I'm sure they gave the President twice as many jokes. I think a lot of the success had to do with the ones the President chose. His taste is impeccable He also let himself be funny. Most of the time the job demands that he hold back," saod Apatow.

"Jay wasn't bad. The video bits were nice. But he was reading from notecards. The gags didn't fly, " said one guest. (ANI)


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