At the White House reporter’s dinner, Daily Show correspondent Roy Wood Jr. did not poke fun at Vice President Joe Biden. This was due to the president’s earlier remarks about his colleagues.
Wood Jr. was in charge of keeping an eye on the event’s most talked-about guest speaker. When asked by the media last week whether he still planned to have a job next year as presenter, he stuck to his word.
Since the 80-year-old president had just attacked members of the Republican Party like Marjorie Taylor Greene, Tucker Carlson, and Donald Trump, the 44-year-old responded with a string of pointed comments that seemed to poke fun at him.
Wood held his wrath for convenient targets like Don Lemon and an unstable Fox News. His set consisted entirely of praise for local news and jokes about those who have already been chastised by the president, with the exception of one joke about Biden’s age.
Woods’s address was the longest of the evening, clocking in at just over 25 minutes. He joked about Biden’s senility and compared himself to Reginald VelJohnson’s always drowsy character on Family Matters.
Someone asked, “Is Joe Biden awake?” Wood Jr. made light of Biden at one of the rare moments throughout his lengthy set. Wood Jr. greeted Vice President Joe Biden with a hearty handshake when he had the opportunity.
The comic then made a subtle jab at the American president, telling the audience, “Say whatever you want about our president when he wakes up from that nap.” Results are achieved. He may nod off, but then the infrastructure bill would come due.
Wood then acted out what he believed to be the president’s stream of thought, which the Daily Show writer had implied was disjointed and maybe poorly planned.
Student loan cancellation. Wood Jr. attempted a Biden impression, saying, “Bring Brittney Griner home,” in an attempt to mimic the vice president’s clumsy, sluggish speech.
After making another rather minor jab at Biden, the comedian, who took over as roast master this year after Trevor Noah was sacked, introduced himself to guests including Chrissy Teigen and Kelly Ripa.
African-American Wood Jr. began by acknowledging, “I know that not everyone in this room knows who I am.” Now let’s get down to the serious issue at hand. I know it to be true.
The comic’s final joke poked fun at the president, who declared this week that he will seek reelection.
To which they all responded, “Half of these people think I’m Kenan Thompson,” I said. According to Wood Jr., “the other half think I’m Louis Armstrong.”
I’ve been told that President Biden mistakes me for the “Family Matters” dad.
The immediate response to the joke gave the comic the courage to address topics that Vice President Biden had previously touched on in his own speech, such as Fox News’ $787.5 million settlement to Dominion Voting and the recent termination of CNN’s Don Lemon.
The comedian began by noting that despite their differences, the media, the government, and both stations “are all united under one thing, and that’s scandal.”
He then went on to discuss the myriad issues currently surrounding former President Donald Trump.
Following Donald Trump’s legal troubles is like following the adventures of the Star Wars saga. According to Wood, “Donald Trump is the only politician whose scandals got spin-offs on Disney,” and he suggested that viewers watch many “episodes” to get a comprehensive picture of Trump’s legal woes.
However, Wood’s remarks were most beneficial to someone other than Trump. Wood mocked Lemon and other journalists only minutes after Biden had mocked them.
Wood announced to the crowd, “My dog’s name is Don Lemon.”Don Lemon released a statement saying he was let go from CNN. The next day, CNN released a statement saying they were interested in speaking with Don.
The audience was captivated by the mere mention of the media personality. Wood then delivered the knockout strike.
Don Lemon “can’t even tell a true story about himself,” therefore the two could no longer work together.
The joke was humorous and received a lot of chuckles, but the laughter wasn’t as boisterous as it had been during Biden’s address immediately prior.
Like his predecessor, Vice President Joe Biden, Wood used the opportunity to make fun of Fox News and its recently sacked golden child, Tucker Carlson. He claimed that Carlson frequently expressed views with which Wood disagreed.
Jokingly, “I want Tucker’s staff to know that I know how they feel,” Wood said. Since I help produce “The Daily Show,” the departure of a host from a parody news program caught me off guard as well.