Though Saturday Night Live's Cecily Strong claimed to be understandably "terrified" of hosting the 2015 White House Correspondents' Dinner, the satirical party expert showed no signs of Obama-induced jitters. Strong's presence marks only the fourth female host of the Correspondents' Dinner since the event lifted its ban on female attendees in 1962. With that embarrassing statistic surely in mind, Strong delivered a confident and punchy monologue with a multitude of notable moments. We've taken the liberty of sharing our favorite moments from the former Weekend Update host's speech below.
"You may know me from SNL or as the ethnically ambiguous student from every college brochure."
"We finally made it, straight people."
"Last year's host Joel McHale [proved that hosting this] is an amazing opportunity that can take you from starring in a show on NBC all the way to starring in that same show on Yahoo."
"Let's give it up for the Secret Service — the only law enforcement agency in the country that will get in trouble if a black man gets shot."
"I love MSNBC. Even their call letters are longwinded."
"Fox News is here. They've been losing a lot of viewers lately. May they rest in peace."
"Whenever a big news story breaks, I can turn to CNN to watch Anthony Bourdain eat a cricket."
"Buzzfeed is here but I can show you a listicle of 17 reasons why they shouldn't be."
"What can I say about Brian Williams? Nothing because I work for NBC."
"We really are in a golden age of television, [but] I still negative portrayals of black and gay people out there. I mean, it's 2015 and we still have characters like Don Lemon?"
"Paris is so beautiful. Mr. President, you should really think about going there sometime."
"I went [to Hobby Lobby] this morning and bought the cutest little wicker basket to hold all my morning-after pills."
"Repeat after me: I solemnly swear not to talk about Hillary's appearance because that is not journalism. Also, Cecily Strong looks great tonight."
To Obama: "Your hair is so white now it can talk back to the police."
To Obama: "You're a lot like Madonna. You've both given this country so much, but in like a year and a half, you gotta stop."