Getty Images

Watch Obama 'Anger Translator' Luther Nearly Steal The Show At The White House Correspondents Dinner

Special guest Keegan Michael Key channeled the prez's rage, plus host Cecily Strong went hard, real hard.

The White House Correspondent's Dinner has turned into a kind of mini-roast of the sitting president and Saturday night's event did not disappoint. Hosted by Saturday Night Live's Cecily Strong, the gathering of Washington politicians and reporters and some Hollywood stars was another great opportunity to make light of serious issues and politics the country currently faces.

President Obama kicked off the evening by focusing on his "Rhymes with Bucket List" about his priorities in the 18 remaining months of his presidency.

Later, he welcomed a special guest, Keegan Michael Key of Key & Peele. Keegan brought his popular character Luther, the President Obama's unofficial "anger translator." And host Strong topped off the evening with a long, Weekend Update-like set that touched on everything from white privilege to police brutality to women's rights.

Here are the 10 best jokes of the night:

  • President Obama on the end of his term

    "After the midterm elections, my advisors asked me, “Mr. President, do you have a bucket list?” And I said, “Well, I have something that rhymes with bucket list.’”

  • President Obama on potential Democratic candidates

    "And Bernie Sanders might run. I like Bernie. Bernie is an interesting guy. Apparently some folks really want to see a pot-smoking socialist in the White House. We could get a third Obama term after all."

  • Keegan Michael Key on Ebola

    "Oh, and CNN, thank you so much for the wall-to-wall Ebola coverage. For two whole weeks, we were one step away from The Walking Dead."

  • President Obama and Keegan on Hilary Clinton

    President Obama: "Hilary will have to raise huge sums of money too."

    Keegan Michael Key: "Oh yeah, she gonna get that money. She gon get all that money. Khaleesi is coming to Westeros."

  • Keegan on the drought in California

    "You think Bradley Cooper came here because he wanted to talk to Chuck Todd? He needed a glass of water!"

  • Cecily Strong on the lack of female hosts historically for the dinner

    "I'm also the first straight woman to host this in 20 years so, we finally made it straight people! Where my heterosexuals at, huh?"

  • Cecily on women's reproductive rights

    "I promise, since I'm only a comedian, I'm not going to try and 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. Can you even imagine?"

  • Cecily on Hilary's 2016 presidential campaign

    "Hilary's campaign slogan is "It's Your Time," which I assume is what she says into a mirror when she's dead-lifting 200 pounds."

  • Cecily on the treatment of Hilary in the press

    "This next part is a repeat after me so I need your help here. I want all of the media to put your hands up and swear something this election season: I solemnly swear, not to talk about Hilary's appearance, because that is not journalism."

  • Cecily on an aging President Obama

    "Your hair is so white now it can talk back to the police."