The comedian took to the pulpit in front of the crowd of famous faces. Sykes teased President Barack Obama about the numerous shirtless pictures of him in the media, his basketball games and managed to touch upon issues of race and politics with an edge that only Wanda can deliver.
Girlfriend did not pull any punches and I’m not doing them justice here in this blog post. You’ll have to watch them for yourselves.
It was an impressive array of celebrities in the audience, but none whose smiles were bigger than the President and First Lady Michelle Obama.
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Gallery Info: Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes, Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, Wanda Sykes,
Demi Moore, Ashton Kutcher, Chace Crawford, Matthew Settle, Tyra Banks,
Kyra Sedgwick, Kevin Bacon, Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, Miranda
Cosgrove, Glenn Close, Matthew Modine, Brad Hall, Julia Louis Dreyfus,
Jon Hamm, Jennifer Westfeldt, Bradley Cooper, Eva Longoria, Gordon
Ramsey, Ludacris, Kal Penn, Kyle MacLachlan, Mariska Hargitay, Al
Sharpton, Richard Belzer, Kristi Yamaguchi, Amber Tamblyn, Whoopi
Goldberg, Alicia Keys, Dwayne Johnson, Donatella Versace, Jon Bon Jovi,
Katie Couric, Dule Hill, Elizabeth Banks, BJ Novak, Meghan McClain,
William H. Macy, Felicity Huffman, Christian Slater, Rashida Jones, Ed
Westwick, Amy Poehler, Will Arnett, Jason Wu, Barbara Walters, Sting,
Trudie Styler, Natalie Portman, Samuel L Jackson, Biz Markie, Connie
Britton, Padma Lakshmi and Forest Whitaker at the 2009 White House Correpondents Dinner.