Barack Obama’s stand-up act

The president of America is always funniest at the annual White House Correspondents' Association Dinner. Yes, even George W. Bush was funny. Barack Obama doesn't quite have the timing of Bill Clinton, but he's pretty good.

Loved this line: "I believe that my next 100 days will be so successful, I will be able to complete them in 72 days."

Yeah, Obama was pretty funny, but if you want to see a real comedian at work, just check out Wanda Sykes. A couple of her jokes may go over the line (the Limbaugh joke, for example), but she was hilarious, especially in the beginning, when she pokes fun at Obama ("I know you're into this transparency thing, but we don't need to see your nipples").

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