How do you follow up an act like President Obama? If you’re Cecily Strong, you do it by serving on-point feminist realness.
This weekend, the SNL cast member was the featured comedian at the White House Correspondent’s Dinner. She took the opportunity of having such a platform and made some jokes that were just so real.
“This next part is a ‘repeat after me.’ I want all the media to put your hands up and swear something to me: I solemnly swear not to talk about Hillary’s appearance because that is not journalism.”
“Also, Cecily Strong looks great tonight.”
I’m sure I’ll be covering some ridiculous sexist comments people will be making about Hillary. A candidate’s clothing has nothing to do with their ability to run a country.
She also made a lot of jokes that made everyone go, “Oooooh,” myself included. Her joke to Obama, “Your hair is so white now it can talk back to the police.” was a good one. She also mentioned Buzzfeed was at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, and that she could write up a listicle of “17 reasons why they shouldn’t be.” Some jokes definitely fell flat with the unenthused crowd, but it’s worth a watch!