The applause at the White House Correspondents Association Dinner had not stopped before Fox News cut away to The Greg Gutfeld Show so they could start panning it. Comic Larry Wilmore got most of the criticism but they didn’t do a lot of praising of President Obama, either.
“That was interesting, to put it diplomatically,” host Greg Gutfeld said.
The studio audience started booing.
“A lot of jokes seemed a little repetitive,” Gutfeld said.
“Wait a minute, there were jokes?” guest Rob Long jumped in.
Long acknowledged that Obama “killed in a lot of ways.” But he quickly added, that there were more people in the audience than watch Wilmore’s Nightly Show “and now we see why.”
Guest Dagen McDowell sneered that the audience looked like they’d been served “gin and buttermilk.”
Guest Ben Kissel called Wilmore’s performance “a covert way of tanking your ratings.” He continued, “Who could watch that show?”
Guest Joanne Nosuchinsky “joked” that Wilmore may not be funny but he was “the kindest man” because when President Obama asked him to “take a dive” for him and let him be the funniest guy in the room, Wilmore said he’d do it.
Kathleen Timpf complained about being bored.
Gutfeld complained there weren’t enough Trump jokes. He also said Obama’s jokes were like a Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade float, meaning that you could see them coming from a long way off.
McDowell said The Nightly Show producers might want to replace Wilmore with Obama, now that Obama will soon be free.
Nosuchinsky theorized that the reason nobody went harder after Trump was because he might “be on that stage next year.”
Gutfeld quipped, “What, is he going to marry Hillary?”
That got a huge laugh.
I will admit I was disappointed by Wilmore. But President Obama crushed it, including the mic drop at the end.
But if you watch the Gutfeld Show discussion below, you’ll notice that they didn’t give Obama much credit.
Watch it above, from the April 30 The Greg Gutfeld Show.
I’m also including Obama’s full remarks as well as Wilmore’s below.