White House Correspondents' Dinner: Cecily Strong's 5 Most Biting Jokes (Video)
"Fox News has been losing a lot of viewers lately, and may they rest in peace," the host joked during Saturday's event.
Cecily Strong took aim at media stars and politicians during the 2015 White House Correspondents' Dinner on Saturday.
The Saturday Night Live star hosted the event, firing off quips about President Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and various recent controversies.
Strong addressed concern among Democrats that potential candidate Elizabeth Warren's progressive agenda could turn off more middle-of-the-road voters. "Look at President Obama: People thought the same thing about him, and he didn't end up doing any of that stuff," Strong said.
Strong touched on police shootings by saying that the Secret Service is "the only law enforcement agency in the country that will get in trouble if a black man gets shot."[
One joke that didn't get a strong response from the crowd was her reference to Obama's reaction to the Charlie Hebdo attacks: "Paris is so beautiful. Mr. President, you should really think about going there sometime."
Here are five other pointed jokes from her speech.
On Washington sex scandals: "'It is great to be here at the Washington Hilton,' is something a prostitute might say to a congressman."
On Fox News' demographic: "Fox News has been losing a lot of viewers lately, and may they rest in peace."
On SNL's controversial ISIS skit: "Even us at SNL got criticized this year for making fun of ISIS. I think that's unfair. I mean, if anyone is guilty of taking ISIS too lightly, it's him." (Gestures at Obama.)
On Brian Williams' controversy: "And what can I say about Brian Williams? Nothing, because I work for NBC."
On Hillary Clinton's campaign: "I think she feels the same way Meryl Streep feels when she's asked to audition for something: 'Are you kidding me? You're making me go through this? You know I'm going to win.' "
Her full speech can be seen below.