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Joel McHale Roasts Obama, Christie, Scorches CNN at WHCD

Joel McHale followed up President Obama‘s White House Correspondents Dinner speech with a hilarious speech of his own, roasting President Obama and Chris Christie, as well as literally everyone running for president in 2016. McHale opened by describing Obama in a “Paul Ryan” sort of way: “yet another inner-city minority relying on the federal government to feed and house your family.”

McHale praised Obama as “definitely in the top 50” presidents of all-time and got in some biting health care jokes, but also went after his rivals and compared the Kardashians to Republicans because “they’re always trying to screw black people.”

McHale mocked all the 2016 contenders, from Joe Biden (“one heartbeat away from no one taking him seriously as president”) to Hillary Clinton to Chris Christie, who was on the receiving end of both fat jokes and bridge jokes. McHale even went into a full-on parody of Christie’s long-winded BridgeGate explanations.

But McHale also got in some shots at the media, with CNN getting the brunt of the jokes in particular. Early on in the speech, he said, “100 years ago, CNN was only searching for the Wright brothers plane.” Later on, he explained that CNN has been “desperately searching for something they’ve been missing for months: their dignity.” (It was at this moment the C-SPAN camera chose to focus in on a noticeably emotionless Wolf Blitzer.)

Watch the video below, via C-SPAN:

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