He’s usually preoccupied with writing world-changing speeches in his capacity as President of the United States.
But Barack Obama showed his funny bone and let off some steam last night as he delivered a speech at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner.
The annual event is renowned for featuring a light-hearted address by the President, and last night’s speech saw the president firing some humorous jabs at his political opponents.
‘A few weeks ago Dick Cheney said he thinks I’m the worst president of his lifetime’, which is interesting because I think Dick Cheney is the worst president of my lifetime, he quipped.
He also invited American comedian Keegan-Michael Key onstage, to recreate a sketch about ‘Luther’, Obama’s ‘anger translator’, who translated the president’s mild-mannered address into angry thoughts.
Funny, but not quite as great as the Correspondents’ Dinner in 2011 – when Obama addressed critics who claimed that he wasn’t born in America.