LGBT Jokes Crash The White House Correspondents Dinner – Joel McHale’s Top 10 Jokes (Video)

Joel McHale

This years White House Correspondents’ Association dinner in Washington, D.C dinner for the time included the LGBT news-outlet the Washington Blade.  Joel McHale who currently appears in the NBC sitcom Community, served as the nights  Master of Ceremony introducing himself to the audience of politicos and pundits saying they may also know him from The Soup on the E! Network: “Republicans, E! is the network your closeted gay son likes to watch. Democrats, E! is the network your openly gay son likes to watch.”

McHale delivered some gender-bending jokes as well. “I’m a big fan of that lesbian on MSNBC … Chris Hayes.” And another jab has the GOP grumbling under its breath this morning: “House of Cards has had a huge impact on Washington. What a great show. “I haven’t seen a southern Senator give a tour de force performance like that since Lindsay Graham played Blanche DuBois in A Streetcar Named Desire.”

The President, who went on before McHale, joked about Nevada rancher tea party rancher Cliven Bundy, saying: “A general rule—a sentence doesn’t usually go well when it begins, ‘Let me tell you something I know about the Negro.’ … You don’t really need to hear the rest of it.” And he took a shot at the Republican House Speaker’s own skin tone: “These days, the House Republicans give John Boehner a harder time than me, which means that orange really is the new black.”

Ba-dum-dum. rounds-up McHales’s 10 Ten jokes of the night. (Transcribed below video)


1. “Mr. President — or, as Paul Ryan would call you, another inner city minority taking advantage of the federal government to feed and house your family.”

2. “It’s a thrill to be in Washington D.C., the city that started the whole crack-smoking mayor craze.”

3. “It’s crazy to think that Joe Biden is only one heartbeat away from no one taking him seriously as president.”

4. “I promise tonight will be amusing and over quickly, just like Chris Christie’s presidential bid.”

5. “Hillary Clinton has a lot going for her as a candidate … as our female president, we could pay her 30 percent less.”

6. “It’s good to see that White House press secretary and boy detective Jay Carney is here.”

7. On Obama’s humor: “My favorite bit of yours was when you said you would close the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay – that was hilarious.”

8. “Just because Morgan Freeman has played the president a few times, it doesn’t mean you have to look like him.”

9. “Bill O’Reilly, Megan Kelly and Sean Hannity are the Mount Rushmore of keeping old people angry.”

10. “Have you watched the news? Not CNN, I mean the real news.”

About Will Kohler

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