Conan O’Brien Cracks Jewish Jokes at White House Correspondents Dinner (VIDEO)

April 28, 2013 12:18 am 11 comments

Conan O'Brien at the White House Correspondents Association dinner. Photo: Screenshot.

Comedian Conan O’Brien who headlined the White House Correspondents Association dinner Saturday night, made sure to include a couple of Jewish themed jokes.

“House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is here, or as I like to refer to him: yet another Jewish Republican from the South,” said O’Brien as Cantor was seen chuckling in his seat.

“That reminds me,” O’Brien continued “also joining us is a congressman from New York named Steve Israel, that’s right, he’s from New York and his name is Israel, now there is pandering and then there’s pandering. That is like having a congressman from South Carolina named Jesus H. Gun.”

O’Brien also poked fun at the Qatar based Al-Jazeera news network. “Before dinner” he said, “I had a chance to mingle, you probably saw me, I worked the crowd, I shook some hands and sold my Twitter count to Al-Jazeera for $500 million, they’ll buy anything.”

Other targets of the comedian’s routine included President Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, the NRA, Chris Christie and C-SPAN.

O’Brien’s speech followed a self depreciating comic routine from President Obama who also paid tribute to the victims of the recent Boston terror attack.

The White House Correspondents Association represents journalists who cover the White House and advocates on their behalf for greater access to the administration as well as more favorable work conditions, including most recently, special accommodations for breastfeeding mothers among the White House press corps.

Watch a video of O’Brien’s routine below.

11 Comments

  • You call those “jewish jokes”?…….

  • elliot j. stamler

    More Republican propaganda from the 30% of Jews who voted for Romney.

  • I believe that possibly Joseph McCarthy was not paranoid about Hollywood…

  • Obama’s routine was funnier than O’Brian’s. It should have been. He’s had lots of practice running the White House. It’s been a true comedy routine.

  • Fredric M. London

    The reason Hollywood Jews support the terrorists is because they want to show the world that they are ‘progressive,’ by sticking with the politically-coerced censorship line. Some of them are self haters, but most just don’t want the world to think of them as Jews, but as progressives; even though progressives and the worshipers of politically-coerced censorship have as much in common as Clarence Darrow and Adolph Eichmann. They have the reinforced steel blinders, required by the adherents of politically-coerced censorship, that murdering innocent people, children, women, the elderly, the disabled is all right if it is for what they regard as a good cause. If, G-d forbid, Iran starts nuking the entire world, count on those adherents to point out the good points of the Islamic regime. If there are none, then they will just parry criticism by calling those who object Islamophobes.

  • susan prince

    this person is a non-talent idiot… consequently, he is asked to speak at Obama’s thing. How long is it going to take for America to wake up?!

  • Much of Hollywood supports the Palestinians. My question to support them to do what kill more Jews, Israelis or their Arab brothers.

    • Ignorance is Bliss!!! “Palestinians…..” As late as 1880, British archives released recently show, the Holyland hardly had any inhabitants Fact! Those Arabs who immigrated from
      Saudi- Arabia & Syria in the early 1900s, trying any trick in the book to convince Naive westerner s they were on the land 4 centuries, have it coming to them. Luckily for them, the White House & many in the state dept. are Arabists, 3 more years till new faces inhabit positions of power in USA admin. Lets meet again then. p.s. as Golda Meir said:” if they are
      Palestinians, I’m also a Palestinian, but I happened 2 B Jewish.

      • As you said, “Ignorance is Bliss!”, so now you are learning history from some papers from British archives, I am a Palestinian and my home in Hebron was built before 1880, next time try to read REAL history books before lecturing the others about history.

        • I’m sure it was built before 1880. By Jews, for Jews.
          Yes – history is learned from archives, not from the revisionist crap spewed by today’s so-called “Palestinians.”

          • These called “Palestinians” have been living in a county called Palestine before even a religion called Judaism was found, FYI there is also a mosque there built 1000 years ago I think also the Jews built it for Muslims out of their generosity.

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