15 Best Jokes From President Obama at His Final Nerd Prom

The 2016 White House Correspondent Dinner (aka Nerd Prom) was bittersweet because it was President Barack Obama’s final one. It’s definitely one event to look forward to every year because he lets loose and roasts the hell outta Washington DC’s finest: the media, Congress, and himself.

President Obama WHCD 2016

My only regret in life is that I never got to go to Nerd Prom. Dambit. They shoulda had a bloggers’ table or something.

Anywho, as always, POTUS brought the heat! Being lame duck president means he has very little dambs to give and he is showing it. I love every piece of it.

I usually do a post on 10 best jokes from President Obama’s set but this year, I have to do 15 because they were all just that good. Watch the full speech on the Washington Post’s site.

15 Funniest Lines from President Obama’s 2016 Nerd Prom Set

1. I was a little late tonight. I was running on CPT, which stands for “jokes that white people should not make.”

End of Republic

2. If these jokes work well, I’m going to use them at Goldman Sachs next year. Earn me some serious Tubmans.

3. Next year at this time, someone else will be standing at this spot. It’s anyone’s guess who she will be.

4. Eight years ago, I said it was time to change the tone of our politics. In hindsight, I should have been a little more specific. 

5. “Someone jumped the White House fence last week. But I give the Secret Service credit. They fond Michelle and brought her back home. Just 9 more months, baby. Settle down.”

6. In my final year, my approval ratings keep going up. Last time I was this high, I was trying to decide on my major. I haven’t done anything differently. Even my aides can’t figure out my rising poll numbers. *pic of Ted Cruz and Donald Trump flashes on the screen*

Ted Cruz Donald Trump

7. I have are appreciation for those who have been with me on this ride, like one of our finest public servants, Joe Biden. I love that guy. I want to thank him for his friendship, his counsel, for always giving it to me straight. And for not shooting anybody in the face.

8. GOP chairman Rience Priebus is here as well. Glad to see that you feel like you’ve earned the night off. Congrats on all your success. The Republican Party, the nomination process. It’s all going great. Keep it up.

9. There’s a difference between Mike Bloomberg and The Donald (Trump). Mike was a big city mayor, he knows policy in-depth and he’s actually worth the amount of money that he says he is.

10. Bernie Sanders, you look like a million bucks. Or to put it in terms you’ll understand, you look like 37,000 donations of $27 each.

Bernie distancing

11. I’ve said how much I admire Hillary Clinton’s toughness, her chops, her experience. But you gotta admit it. Hillary trying to appeal to young voters is a little bit like your relative who just signed up for Facebook. “Dear America, did you get my Poke? Is it appearing on your wall? I’m not sure I’m using this right. Love, Aunt Hillary.”

12. Republicans guests were asked to check if they wanted steak or fish but a whole bunch of you wrote in Paul Ryan. That’s not an option, people. You may not like steak or fish but that’s your choice. Meanwhile, some candidates aren’t polling high enough to qualify for their own joke tonight.

13. YOU KNOW I’VE GOTTA TALK ABOUT TRUMP. Come on! Although I’m a little hurt that he’s not here tonight. We had so much fun the last time. It’s surprising. You’ve got a room full of reporters, celebrities, cameras and he said no. Is this room too tacky for The Donald? What could he possibly be doing instead? Is he at home tweeting out insults to Angela Merkel?

14. The Republican establishment is incredulous that Donald is their most likely candidates. They say he lacks foreign policy experience to be President but he’s spent years meeting with leaders from around the world. Miss Sweden. Miss Argentina. Miss Azerbaijan. And there’s one area where Donald’s experience could be invaluable, and that’s closing Guantanamo. Donald knows a thing or two about running waterfront properties into the ground.

15. With that, I just have two more words to say: OBAMA OUT! *drops mic*

Obama Out

Because when the President literally drops the mic, there is nothing else to even talk about.

I AM MISSING HIM ALREADY. Seriously. When is the next time our president will be this cool? When will we have this swagnificence in our highest office next? Right now, we got Mom Suit, Crazy Hair, Squirrelwig McRacistpants and HesJustINSANE as our choices. I am not enthused.

Ugh. I am gonna be hitting gigantic *wall slides* when it’s time for him to leave. Like, take to my bed for a week and mourn what we had, type of sadness. I don’t want him to goooo.

P.S. Yes, I know Larry Wilmore said “You did it, my nigga.” No I don’t care and I don’t wanna read your essays on it.

P.P.S. Since it’s Blackest year ever, let folks know. Download the graphic below for your Facebook cover photo. Right click it, open in new tab and save. You’re welcome!

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  1. UmmmUhhhHmmm
    May 1, 2016 at 4:14 am

    Larry Wilmore was way disrespectful. What a clown. And I’m judging everybody co-signing that. That feeble voice mofo ain’t funny on his best day and should have never been there.

  2. Penny Guisinger
    May 1, 2016 at 7:25 am

    Squirrelwig McRacistpants is maybe the funniest thing ever. Great piece.

  3. Regina Woodruff
    May 1, 2016 at 9:18 am

    Hahahahahaha!..love it

  4. May 1, 2016 at 11:09 am

    Yes! Obama out. Mic drop. Nobody EVER will be the same.
    I miss him already. And wish there could be a third term.

    PS What you didn’t say about Larry Wilmore spoke volumes. And I couldn’t agree more. He needs to take a seat.

    PPS Squirrelwig McRacistpants? #dead

    • MKC
      May 1, 2016 at 1:45 pm

      Could not agree more!!! I will be laughing at Squirrelwig McRacistpanties for a LONG LONG LONG time.

  5. MKC
    May 1, 2016 at 1:41 pm

    Not “serious Tubmans” Serious TUPPENCE – another word for MONEY!

    • May 1, 2016 at 1:51 pm

      He said TUBMANS. Because of the announcement of her being on the $20 bills.

    • Olivia
      May 1, 2016 at 1:57 pm

      “Serious Tubmans” was right! He’s referencing that Harriet Tubman will be on the $20 next year.

      • TGS808
        May 2, 2016 at 8:17 pm

        Not next year. It’ll be in about four years.

    • Rose
      May 1, 2016 at 2:31 pm

      Yes it was Tubmans, boo. Oh you didn’t know? Mkay! Catch up…

      • Evvie
        May 1, 2016 at 4:41 pm

        Bwaaaaaaahhhhhh you ain’t right, we don’t make fun of the “special people”. We talk to them real gentle and make sure they ain’t licking ALL the windows!

        All about the Tubmans baby!

    • Maxine Shaw, attorney-at-LOL
      May 1, 2016 at 4:41 pm

      Bless your heart.

    • Evvie
      May 1, 2016 at 4:43 pm

      Really? No, Rebecca.

      TUBMANS as in Ms. Harriet.

      *I bet you got that good hair…*

      *sucks teeth and side eye*

      • notconvincedgranny
        May 1, 2016 at 4:53 pm

        *finger up, head down, tiptoes down the aisle*

        • klyellow
          May 2, 2016 at 4:33 pm

          Bwaaaaahahahaha *leaves with you*

    • Msvonnz
      May 1, 2016 at 7:54 pm


    • Levi
      May 2, 2016 at 12:05 am

      God, that statement alongside your face, I can’t even take it. I want to screenshot this for the Urban Dictionary entry on Whitesplaining.

      • TheItGyrl
        May 2, 2016 at 10:15 am

        OMG This.

    • KtzMiao
      May 2, 2016 at 1:31 am

      So how did breaking out your
      $40 word work for you?

    • TheItGyrl
      May 2, 2016 at 10:16 am

      Bless your heart. You tried. But No.
      Here’s a seat: \_

    • TGS808
      May 2, 2016 at 8:18 pm

      No, it was DEFINITELY Tubmans.

  6. May 2, 2016 at 3:53 am

    Obama is why I became more interested in American politics. The UK may never be ready for a black person running the country so it’s been great to live vicariously through you guys.

    The fact that he has such great comedic timing has made his snapbacks and roasts the best things to watch on YouTube.

    Not to forget the fact that he’s a big Game of Thrones fan. He managed get a GoT mention in there too: “It’s like ‘The Red Wedding.'”

    Will miss him.

  7. SIPort
    May 2, 2016 at 9:33 am

    Him dropping the mic – LITERALLY.

    I will never lose that gif.

    I will miss this POTUS.

    Totally miss him.

  8. klyellow
    May 2, 2016 at 4:37 pm

    All of us that know what we had in President Obama will surely weep when he leaves office. I will ALWAYS have his back.

  9. May 5, 2016 at 3:05 pm

    SquirrelWig McRacistpants is literally the best fucking thing I’ve read all year. And that includes all the other hilariously awesome things you’ve said this year!

    And also….Larry Wilmore…AGREED. Who really gives a fuck? If Obama didn’t (and do we really believe that wasn’t run by him before hand? yeah right…) then why do we? Have a seat, internet. Nobody cares.

  10. Megan
    May 17, 2016 at 1:53 pm

    I’m late Luvvie, but Squirrelwig McRacist pants?!?!?!?! I choked on my lunch break girl!! #dead