A look back at the funniest moments from President Obama's first year in office, including highlights from his stand-up comedy routines, late-night TV appearances, and funny moments caught on camera.
President Obama pokes fun at himself and the Washington establishment in his debut as comedian in chief at the annual White House Correspondents' Dinner. Obama on Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel and Mother's Day: "This is a tough holiday for Rahm. He's not used to saying the word 'day' after 'mother.'" On House Minority Leader John Boehner and his fake tan: "We have a lot in common: He is a person of color. Although not a color that appears in the natural world."
President Obama gets his geek on by wielding a lightsaber during a fencing demonstration on the White House lawn. As one commenter imagined him saying, "You can't win, teabaggers. If you strike me down, I shall become more powerful than you could possibly imagine." Another commenter quipped, "Well I guess having a Jedi as President is better than when we had Jar Jar." And another asked, "Does this mean Cheney is his real father? And that Cheney is a black Muslim from Kenya?"
Under direct orders from Commander-in-Chief Barack Obama, General Ray Odierno shaves Stephen Colbert's head during a taping of the show in Iraq. "I say if Stephen Colbert wants to play soldier, it's time to cut that man's hair," Obama decreed.
President Obama calls Kanye West a "jackass" for interrupting Taylor's Swfit's MTV awards acceptance speech. "Not since 'yes, we can' has Obama found a slogan so many Americans can get behind," joked Conan O'Brien.
During an interview with CNBC, Obama killed a fly with his bare hands. "That was pretty impressive wasn't it?" Obama boasted. "I got the sucker." Watch a remixed version of Ninja Obama in action.
President Obama catches comedic flak from all corners after his unexpected win of the Nobel Peace Prize. As one Twitter user joked, "Obama also awarded Nobel prize in chemistry. 'He's just got great chemistry,' says Nobel Committee."
President Obama skewers the media in a stand-up routine at the Radio and TV Correspondents dinner. "It wasn't easy coming up with fresh material for this dinner," Obama said. "A few nights ago, I was up tossing and turning, trying to figure out exactly what to say. Finally, when I couldn’t get back to sleep, I rolled over and asked Brian Williams what he thought."
Two aspiring reality-TV stars, Tareq and Michaele Salahi, made a mockery of White House security when they crashed a State Dinner for the prime minister of India. David Letterman: "Since 1980, there have been 91 breaches of security at the White House. Well, 92 if you count George Bush."
A seemingly incriminating photo appeared to show Barack Obama checking out the butt of a 16-year-old Brazilian girl at the G8 Summit. The video, however, told a different story. Obama instead was offering his hand in a gentlemanly gesture to another woman walking up the steps. The real culprit was French President Nicolas Sarkozy, who was clearly gawking at the girl.
After being asked by David Letterman whether his opponents were motivated by racial hatred, Obama quips, "It's important to realize that I was actually black before the election."
Comedian John Hodgman teases Obama at the Radio & TV Correspondents' Dinner by calling him the "First Nerd President" and saying he hopes Obama can solve the age-old conflict between nerds and jocks.
JibJab presents an animated spoof video portraying President Obama as a superhero saving the world, set to the tune of "When Johnny Comes Marching Home."