The White House Correspondents Dinner presented actor and comedian Joel McHale a perfect opportunity to make a joke at the Republican Party’s expense with an unlikely comparison with the Kardashian sisters.
“I know the Kardashians are Republicans, because they’re always trying to screw black people,” McHale said to the “ohhs” of the audience members.
McHale was the selected host for this year’s festivities and he gave a performance that elicited numerous nervous laughs and cautious feedback from the attendees.
Other jokes from McHale’s performance include: “Mr. President—or, as Paul Ryan would call you, another inner city minority taking advantage of the federal government to feed and house your family,” and “Instead of being shipped off to a gulag, I’m going to the Vanity Fair after-party. This is America, where everyone can be Pussy Riot.”
He had shared with Howard Stern earlier this week that he had jokes cut from his set for being too offensive.
Barack Obama also took his time at the mic to rip on Republican opponents such as Rand Paul and Mitch McConnell before McHale took the stage.