Jimmy Kimmel’s speech at the 2012 White House Correspondents Dinner

The years since Stephen Colbert shocked the White House Correspondents Dinner — and then sitting President George W. Bush — have seen the so-called “nerd prom” (how are they nerds and how is this a prom, exactly?) veer every which way but loose in a systematically reactive process in trying to find a speaker who is funny but not too on-the-nose about pointing out the foibles of the Commander-in-Chief, the Congress or the reporters and other journalists who cover them. Since Colbert’s tour-de-force in 2006, the WHCD has turned to, in order: Rich Little (safe), newly-made U.S. citizen Craig...

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