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John Mulaney Looks Back on Meeting the Obamas with Neal Brennan

On a recent episode of Tom Green Live, John Mulaney told the story of how he got to meet the Obamas when he helped write for Seth Meyers's White House Correspondents Dinner performance in 2011. It turns out that introducing himself right after [...]

By Megh Wright

How ‘SNL’ Addressed Race in Season 39, as Shown in 11 Sketches

With SNL's 39th season coming to a close, we're taking a look at the past season with a series of posts examining the highs, lows, and other memorable moments from the past eight months. Here, we look at the show's shifting tone on race over [...]

By Erik Voss

Watch Joel McHale’s White House Correspondents Dinner Speech

Community star and The Soup host Joel McHale hosted the 2014 White House Correspondents Dinner over the weekend, and you can watch his entire speech above, in which he mocks everyone from Chris Christie to CNN to the Secret Service. Click [...]

By Megh Wright

How Barack Obama Ended Up on ‘Between Two Ferns’

This morning, Funny Or Die released an episode of Zach Galifianakis's web series Between Two Ferns featuring Barack Obama as the special guest. Variety has the story on how this ended up happening.

By Bradford Evans

President Obama Pays Tribute to Fellow Chicagoan Harold Ramis

“When we watched his movies ... we didn’t just laugh until it hurt. We questioned authority. We identified with the outsider. We rooted for the underdog. And through it all, we never lost our faith in happy endings."

By Megh Wright

‘President Obama’ Calls Jimmy Fallon to Praise Jay Leno

From Late Night with Jimmy Fallon last night, here's Barack Obama (played by Dion Flynn) calling Jimmy Fallon to say great stuff about Jay Leno following his appearance on The Tonight Show, making him the only person under the age of 55 to [...]

By Bradford Evans

President Obama to Award Elaine May with National Medal of Arts

The White House recently announced the batch of artists they'll be awarding with the 2012 National Medal of Arts awards this week, and a rare comedy person made it into the mix this time around. Beloved writer/director/actress Elaine May will [...]

By Bradford Evans

The Best of ‘SNL’ Season 38

It snuck up on us, didn't it? The end of SNL Season 38 brought along with it key staff changes, among them the upcoming departure of head writer Seth Meyers and the immediate departures of cast members Bill Hader, Fred Armisen, and [...]

By Erik Voss

Jay Pharoah Did His Obama Impression for the President

Saturday Night Live's resident Obama impressionist Jay Pharoah got to impersonate the President to his face this week. A source tells The NY Post that Pharoah performed the impression as a surprise at a fundraiser at movie producer Harvey [...]

By Bradford Evans

Watch Conan O’Brien’s White House Correspondents Dinner Speech

Conan O'Brien hosted the 2013 White House Correspondents' Dinner this weekend, and here's his entire 27-minute speech. It was O'Brien's second time hosting the event, following his first in 1995. Don't worry, fans of Conan's 1995 WHCA speech: [...]

By Bradford Evans