Jay Leno, who was overshadowed by Barack Obama’s humor and charisma at Saturday night’s White House Correspondents Dinner, used jokes he’d told earlier this spring on “The Tonight Show” for the black-tie affair. Seriously: he was the keynote speaker at a party hosted by the president of the United States, and he couldn’t be troubled to write new jokes. An example:
— From “The Tonight Show” (March 16): “If you took all the money the Republicans have spent trying to stop health care, and all the money Democrats have spent trying to get health care, we could afford health care, you know that?”
— From Saturday’s routine: “If you took all the money Republicans spent trying to stop health care, and all the money Democrats have spent trying to get health care, you know somethin’? We could have had health care!”
The full extent of his laziness is over at Politico and also in the video below. Seriously, this is shamefully lazy. I’m writing this in my bed, wearing nothing but underwear, 10 minutes behind the deadline I set for myself, and I’m STILL impressed by how lazy Jay Leno is. I’m surprised he wore pants to the dinner.