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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