Roy Wood Jr. Roasted Tucker Carlson, Don Lemon, Clarence Thomas, And Mike Pence At The White House Correspondents’ Dinner

For the second year in a row, the White House Correspondents’ Dinner turned to The Daily Show for a main performer. Last year was now-former host Trevor Noah. This year was correspondent Roy Wood Jr. (In the past, they’ve gone with Michelle Wolf, Hasan Minhaj, and Larry Wilmore — all Daily Show alumni.) As ever in our topsy-turvy world, there was a lot to joke about. Let’s start with the sitting president.

Wood got Joe Biden himself to laugh when he discussed the very different situations here and in France, where people took to the streets over unpopular pension reform. “They rioted because they didn’t want to work until 64,” Wood said. “Meanwhile in America we have an 80-year-old man begging us for four more years of work.

“Let me finish the job,” he added. “That’s not a campaign slogan, that’s a plea.”

Wood then turned to the media, specifically the ones recently let go from sweet gigs.

“The untouchable Tucker Carlson is out of a job,” Wood told the crowd. “To Tucker’s staff, I want you to know that I know what you’re feeling. I work at The Daily Show so I too have been blindsided by the sudden departure of the host of a fake-news-program.”

Wood then pivoted to someone who had similar misfortune on the same day.

“Speaking of a**holes, Don Lemon is out of a job,” Wood said. “Don Lemon. My dog, Don Lemon. Don Lemon released a statement saying he got fired from CNN, then CNN released a statement saying that they offered Don a meeting. They had to part ways, because Don Lemon can’t even accurately report a story about Don Lemon.”

Wood also roasted Clarence Thomas, who’s been hammered for palling around with a GOP donor who collects Nazi memorabilia. “”Do you understand how rich you have to be to buy a supreme court — a black one, on top of that,” he said. “There’s only two in stock. And he owns half the inventory. We can all see Clarence Thomas, but he belongs to billionaire Harlan Crowe. And that’s what an NFT is.”

And he came for someone who’s no longer holding a big time government job. While slamming attacks on Vice President Kamala Harris for not doing enough, he turned to her predecessor, saying, “nobody ever asked that question of the vice president until a woman got the job. I don’t know what Mike Pence did. The only thing I know about Mike Pence is that he’s really good at playing hide-and-seek at the Capitol.”

You can watch Wood’s full set in the video above.