Despite being hosted by Jay Leno, remarks from President Obama during this weekend’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner drew much larger laughs, thanks in part to jokes provided by writers from Comedy Central’s "The Daily Show," the Daily Beast reports.
“The only person whose ratings fell more than mine did last year is here. Great to see you, Jay," Obama said.
Leno’s performance was met with fewer laughs, and after one particular joke left the crowd silent, Leno remarked that "this is a tough room."
Below are the first five minutes of so of Obama’s remarks: