Cecily Strong’s speech at the 2015 White House Correspondents Dinner

President Barack Obama has proven himself so great at delivering his remarks each year at the White House Correspondents Dinner, the only reason you hear about the comedian delivering the keynote after him is when he or she bombs.

Which means Cecily Strong did great! Especially considering she entered the evening with slightly unknown expectations — relative to past speakers, Strong doesn’t have a stand-up comedy background, and only appeared as a Weekend Update co-anchor for a hot minute on Saturday Night Live. Strong helped her cause by making plenty of jokes at her own expense and the Washington Hilton.

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Sean L. McCarthy

Editor and publisher since 2007, when he was named New York's Funniest Reporter. Former newspaper reporter at the New York Daily News, Boston Herald and smaller dailies and community papers across America. Loves comedy so much he founded this site.

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