Those of you outside the incestuous orbit of our nation's political-entertainment-industrial complex may be forgiven for not knowing that the 2014 White House Correspondents Dinner takes place tomorrow at the Washington Hilton. Once a relatively obscure industry event, the WHCD has blossomed over the past decade into a supernova of starfuckery and circlejerking, as the journalists who cover Washington mingle with the people on their beat and a coterie of celebrities from various fields.
Far be it from me to belabor the discomforting question of the impartiality of journalists who make it a public priority to get overserved and take selfies with their ostensible subjects on an annual basis. I'll leave that criticism to Tom Brokaw. Nope, I'm just here for the jokes.
Comedian and actor Joel McHale takes his turn as the host of the event, before handing off to POTUS himself, who generally kills at these dinners. Of course, the librul media's in the tank for him anyway - they start laughing before his punchlines most of the time.
In preparation for the event, which will be televised by CNN (assuming the network's managed to locate the equipment necessary to remove its head from its ass in time), a pair of the more noteworthy performances in recent memory (check out the Bin Laden joke in Seth Meyers' bit - it happened on the very same night that U.S. forces carried out the raid that killed the 9/11 architect):