I have added video of both President Obama and Seth Meyer’s WHCD routines at the end of this entry.
Nerdprom, or more accurately #nerdprom is the Twitter hashtag coined by Ana Marie Cox (aka the original Wonkette) and used to flag tweets about the annual White House Correspondents Dinner. Nerdprom fits perfectly, because you can’t be a White House correspondent without being a nerd!
Tonight was the 2011 gala. Everyone in the ‘punditverse’ was there as were many highly placed pols. The President was there.
This has got to be C-SPAN’s highest rated night of the year, right?
I plugged the #nerdprom via Twitter and Facebook. Only my nerdiest of friends responded. Love you guys.
Helaine stepped up her already smoking world class hotness a notch or two when I came down after a nap and found her watching the #nerdprom pre-game show! Be still my heart.
The President’s routine was disappointing. Disappointing? Theme there?
I like him so much. I just wish he’d start to do what I want done.
Seth Meyers from SNL was the headliner. A few minutes in I said to Helaine, “He’s funnier here than there.”
That’s a real problem for a comedian playing an acoustically challenged venue like the DC Hilton. Comedy needs good sound.
As time went by the audience warmed up. I posted, “Seth Meyers killing at #nerdprom” to both Twitter and Facebook.
His best stuff was aimed at Donald Trump who was there and frozen in a disapproving stare. It was as beautiful an awkward moment as I have ever seen! Not a Trump fan here and the last few months haven’t changed my opinion.
“CSPAN is of course the official network for wide shots of empty chairs. … CSPAN is one unpaid electric bill away from being a radio station.”
“Sen. Jon Kyl told me 90 percent of what [the White House Correspondents Association] does is abortions.”
“You know how you know I’m not in New York? In New York, no one is excited to go to a Bloomberg party. In New York, a Bloomberg party is five people standing outside of a bar complaining about Bloomberg.”
“Katie [Couric] was known best for asking those tough questions, like ‘Name a newspaper.’”
“Jon Hamm looks the way every Republican thinks he looks. Zach Galifianakis looks the way every Republican thinks every Democrat looks.”
“Donald Trump has said he’s running for president as a Republican — which is surprising because I thought he was running as a joke. “
“Donald Trump owns the Miss USA pageant, which is great for Republicans because it will streamline their search for a vice president.”
To President Obama: “I’ll tell you who could beat you: 2008 Barack Obama. You would have loved him.”
To President Obama: “If your hair gets any whiter, the tea party is going to endorse it.”
It’s good to be a nerd.