Recently and after a two-year hiatus [thanks to Covid-19], the National Press Club Correspondent’s Dinner has returned. The Washington DC media roast was hosted by comic Trevor Noah.
Comic Trevor Noah hosted the recent return of the National Press Club's Correspondent's Dinner
If you missed it, here are some of his better lines:
“I know a lot of you are worried and, yes, it is risky making jokes these days. We all saw what happened at the Oscars. I’ve actually been a bit worried about tonight, I won’t lie. What if I make a really mean joke about Kellyanne Conway and her husband rushes up on the stage and thanks me?”
“Fox News is sort of like a Waffle House. It’s relatively normal in the afternoon, but as soon as the sun goes down, there’s a drunk lady named Jeanine threatening to fight every Mexican who comes in.”
“They spent $300 million on CNN+. Three hundred million. Can I be honest, CNN? I think Stanley Tucci was playing you guys. I think that dude knew exactly where Italy was and he was just going to keep searching as long as you were paying.”
“Trump said he won the election, but everyone was able to look at the numbers and see that he was wrong. That’s why Florida’s Ron DeSantis is one step ahead. First you ban the math textbooks, then nobody knows how to count the votes.”
“Think of all the journalists whose careers have been hurt by the Biden presidency. People like Daniel Dale. He used to be CNN’s fact-checker on TV every day but now there’s barely anything to check.
Same for Glenn Kessler at The Washington Post. On the way here, I saw him offering four Pinocchios for a dollar. Mr. President, that’s on you.
What about New York Times' Maggie Haberman? For four years, it was exclusives. … Now look at her. She spends all day fighting with random people on Twitter like a common political reporter.”