The White House Correspondent’s Dinner was this past weekend, and Cecily Strong did a kickass job speaking at it. She managed to slip in jokes about 3 of our favorite things: birth control, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Meryl Streep.
On birth control, she said:
“Since I’m only a comedian, I’m not going to try to tell you politicians how to do politics or whatever… that’s not my job. That’d be like you guys telling me what to do with my body.”
Then she discussed the Hobby Lobby drama that happened this year, mentioning she loves Hobby Lobby because she just bought a cute wicker basket to put all her morning after pills in. I mean, crafting + Plan B = solid betch game, Cecily.
She also made a jab at Washington sex scandals, which we are well aware of thanks to Olivia Pope. She said:
“'It is great to be here at the Washington Hilton,' is something a prostitute would say to a Congressman.”
Cecily gave Hillary a lot of love and the crowd seemed to love it. She came on stage by saying, “Feels right to have a woman follow President Obama” and then later added about Hillary, “I think she feels the same way Meryl Streep feels when she's asked to audition for something: 'Are you kidding me? You're making me go through this? You know I'm going to win.' “
She made the press promise this about the upcoming election :
“I solemnly swear not to talk about Hillary’s appearance because that is not journalism.”
Proving that women aren’t just there for light laughs, she also made some jokes about serious issues like police discrimination, saying:
“Let’s give it up for the Secret Service – they’re the only law enforcement agency in the country that will get in trouble if a black man gets shot.”
The only thing we were confused about is what Buzzfeed was doing there. I mean, really. The idea of press has really done a tailspin…Next year the front row will just consist of Instagram and your smart friend Mike.