The White House Correspondents Dinner is over, thank god. President Obama was very funny but hindered by technical problems. Joel McHale was not so funny. I don’t know how it played in the room, but on TV McHale was raunchy. Most of his jokes were strained groaners.
Worse: the coverage on CNN. Who were those people? The broadcast was just awful, as bad as Anderson Cooper and Kathy Griffin on New Year’s Eve. CNN’s efforts at comedy and camaraderie really don’t work. If they could get some sophisticated, funny people. Don Lemon keeps on insisting McHale was McHilarious. Eesh.