As I was enjoying my Sunday morning coffee, I caught up with the big moments from the White House Correspondents Dinner on YouTube, including, of course, President Biden’s funny, self-deprecating and, at times, poignant remarks. It was a terrific speech, and he did an outstanding job. He’s really good at this.
The real star of the show, however, was comedian and Daily Show correspondent Ray Wood Jr. What Mr. Wood delivered was everything you want from the comic guest at the WHCD: searing commentary and biting (but good-natured) humor aimed at a crowd that does not take itself lightly. He crushed it. (Or, as I said in the video, “Chef’s kiss.”) I need tickets to his next show in New York.
Though I was not in Washington D.C. for the festivities, I had the pleasure and privilege of zooming into MSNBC for the “Sound Off” panel on The Sunday Show with Jonathan Capehart with the wonderful Joan Walsh. At one point in the segment, Joan read my mind when she mentioned how she’d like to see more of the audience reaction to the comments from the President and the comic. It gives me such a sick rush watching so many of them feign shock and look around to see if it’s okay to laugh. “Nerd Prom,” indeed.
FUN FACT: Every time I go on Jonathan’s show, I say to myself: 1.) Don’t get Jonathan in trouble… 2.) Don’t make MSNBC regret this… and 3.) Don’t embarrass your mother… Once I establish that, I have no idea what comes out of my mouth. I hope you enjoy it.
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