Julia Louis-Dreyfus' Veep is absolutely brilliant this season, the smartest and most pointed political satire on television (and that includes Stewart and Colbert). Her filmed introduction to the President's speech at the White House Correspondents Dinner was gentler, but then her co-star was the real Vice President, joining the fictional Selena Meyer. Joe Biden, already a guest star on Parks and Recreation, knows how to send up his image just enough so there's no real damage. (Or his staff, obviously more efficient than Selena Meyer's, does.)
Take a look at what might be the most successful of the night's comedy, with a couple of Washington cameos.
Joel McHale's material was often lame, except for a long parody
of the Chris Christie bridge scandal, in which McHale pretended to recover from
a Christie fat-joke by appointing a committee of himself to investigate why he didn't know about the
joke he just told.
The President's material was uneven too. But he seemed to enjoy some especially pointed jabs at Fox News. "You'll miss me when I'm gone," he told the channel's reporters. "It will be harder to convince the American public that Hillary is Kenyan."