Kimmel got to just about everybody – political celebrities (Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich), media celebrities (Rupert Murdoch and Keith Olbermann), celebrity celebrities (Lindsay Lohan and Kim Kardashian). But it was in ways that merely tip-toed to the edge of personal insult, his dagger more rubber than steel.
Mr. and Mrs. Obama weren’t spared.
"I know you won't be able to laugh at my jokes about the Secret Service,” Kimmel said to the President. “Please cover your ears, if that's physically possible."
And regarding the first lady’s big fitness push, he said, "They say diplomacy is a matter of carrot and sticks, and since Michelle Obama got to the White House – so is dinner."
(For the record, the menu started with a salad of black lentil terrine with lump crabmeat; tango green and red artisan greens; red and yellow tear drop tomatoes, paired with a dill vinaigrette. The entrée was a Texas-rubbed petite filet with a calvados demi, paired with duo of jump shrimp seasoned with red curry, roasted haricot verts, baby pepper, patty pan squash, tasso mache choux risotto. Dessert was “The Galaxy” – a rich chocolate truffle mousse layered with chocolate genoise and almond macaroon; ganache truffle center finished in chocolate glaze, garnished with fresh raspberries.)
Courtesy of Politico.com, here are some of the evening’s jokes.