Barack cracks the jokes at star-studded gala

Monday April 30, 2012

Barack Obama used plenty of jokes and humour to regale guests at a White House gala.

The US premier was on cracking form as he took to the podium at the annual Correspondents' Dinner in Washington at the weekend.

In a skit recorded recorded backstage, he pondered: "What am I doing here? I'm opening for (presenter) Jimmy Kimmel and telling knock-knock jokes to Kim Kardashian. Why is she famous anyway?."

The star-studded audience – including George Clooney, Kim Kardashian and Eva Longoria – were in fits of laughter as Barack continued his comedy routine throught the night.

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