Bill and Hillary Clinton Roasted at White House Correspondents’ Dinner

Joel McHale at the 2014 White House Correspondents' Dinner
Joel McHale at the 2014 White House Correspondents’ Dinner (C-Span screengrab)

Hamptonites appeared in jokes and in person at the 2014 White House Correspondents’ Dinner on Saturday.

The annual dinner put on by the White House Correspondents’ Association is attended by journalists and celebrities alike and serves as a benefit for college journalism scholarships.

Highlights of the evening included lighthearted speeches from President Barack Obama and Joel McHale, the Community actor and host of The Soup. Hamptons visitors, and former president and secretary of state, respectively, Bill and Hillary Clinton were the butt of many of the jokes.

The Clintons are headed to the Hamptons in an Amagansett rental this August. The famous couple vacationed in Sagaponack in an $11 million estate last summer.

Along with taking a shot at the Hamptons own right-wing billionaire brothers, David and Charles Koch, Obama alluded to [Hillary] Clinton’s possible 2016 presidential campaign in a joke aimed at Fox.

“Let’s face it, Fox, you will miss me when I’m gone. It will be harder to convince the American people that Hillary was born in Kenya,” he said.

McHale continued talk of Clinton’s possible presidential bid (see C-Span video below).

“She has the experience, she’s a natural leader and as our first female president, we could pay her 30 percent less,” he said. “That’s a savings this country could use!”

McHale poked fun at the rest of the Clinton family as well, targeting Bill when referencing daughter Chelsea’s pregnancy.

“In nine months we will officially have a sequel to Bad Grandpa. When the baby is born, do you give Bill Clinton a cigar?” he said.

Vice President Joe Biden was among the other Hamptons fans who gave as well as he got at the event. Biden appeared with Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Veep’s fictional vice president Selina Meyerin, in a comical clip making fun of the dinner itself.

Julia Luis Dreyfuss and Joe Biden in their HBO video
“Veeps” Julia Luis Dreyfuss and Joe Biden in their HBO video

“I’ve been there once,” he said. “It’s a bunch of politicians trying to explain politics to Hollywood.”

In addition to making the jokes, Biden was also the target of McHale’s jabs.

“It’s crazy to think that Joe Biden is only one heartbeat away from no one taking him seriously as president,” he said.

Other Hamptons celebrities in attendance included Kelly Ripa, Matt Lauer, George Stephanopoulos, Sofia VergaraBarbara Walters and Katie Couric.

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