Mr. Obama, along with his political allies as well political enemies, took time out to get their giggles on. Late-night talk-show host and funny man Conan O’Brien headlined the event.
During the proceedings Saturday evening, the president joked Saturday about his plans for a radical second-term evolution from “strapping young Socialist” to retiree golfer, all with a new hairstyle like first lady Michelle’s.
As he has in the past, Obama used this year’s event to poke fun at himself and some of his political adversaries, asking if it was still possible to be brought down a peg after 4½ years as commander-in-chief.
Entering to the rap track “All I Do Is Win” by DJ Khaled, Obama joked about how re-election would allow him to unleash a radical agenda. But then he showed a picture of himself golfing on a mock magazine cover of “Senior Leisure.”
“I’m not the strapping young Socialist that I used to be,” the president remarked, and then recounted his recent 2-for-22 basketball shooting performance at the White House Easter Egg hunt.
But Obama’s most dramatic shift for the next four years appeared to be aesthetic. He presented a montage of shots featuring him with bangs similar to those sometimes sported by his wife.
Obama closed by noting the nation’s recent tragedies in Massachusetts and Texas, praising Americans of all stripes from first responders to local journalists for serving the public good.
*Funnyman Kevin Hart is back and starring in the theatrical version of his 2011 “Laugh at My Pain” comedy tour that swept the nation and earned more than $15,000,000 in ticket sales!
The 90-city “Laugh at My Pain” tour is one of the most successful Comedy Concerts in history. Hart’s 2-day performance of “Laugh at My Pain” (at LA Live’s Nokia Theatre), raised the bar and broke Eddie Murphy’s long standing record of being the first African-American Comedian to surpass over $1.1 million two-day live Comedy show ticket sales.
Hartbeat Productions and CODEBLACK Entertainment are proud to bring you the historical, record-breaking and side-splitting stand-up of Kevin Hart in “Laugh at My Pain.”
John Sellers of The Wrap says, “Hart’s highly successful ‘Laugh at My Pain’ stand-up tour has turned him into a hot commodity in Hollywood.”
“Laugh at My Pain” arrives in theaters on September 9, 2011
*Chatsworth, CA – Nephew Tommy (aka Thomas Miles), one of the stars of the syndicated “Steve Harvey Morning Show” (7 million listeners daily), will release his debut stand-up comedy special “Just My Thoughts” on DVD and digital download July 26th.
Produced by Melee Entertainment in association with Swirl Films and Image Entertainment’s urban division One Village Entertainment, “Just My Thoughts” has an SRP of $14.98 with a pre-book date of June 28th.
The deal was brought to Melee and Image by executive producers Stefani Schmacker and Kevin Stolper of Stolper Entertainment, and by Joe Carlone of King Paterno Holmes & Berliner. Nephew Tommy’s company, TNT Entertainment, is also executive producing.
Slamming back to back sold out shows around the country, Nephew Tommy brings his fresh, take no prisoners live comedy show to Detroit for a night of laughs that brings the house down. Covering a wide range of topics including Barack Obama, Bishop Eddie Long, marriage and relationships Tommy leaves the audience begging for a whole lot more.
“If you think I’m funny on The Steve Harvey Morning Show wait until you see my comedy special! There are no FCC regulations holding me back. It’s just a mic, my thoughts and the spotlight so get ready to fall out of your seats!” Said Nephew Tommy.
“Just My Thoughts” had its World Television Premiere on June 19th on Centric. Tommy also appears nightly on Centric as the Steve Harvey Show airs the best of that morning’s show.
In 2010, Tommy hosted the Essence Music Festival, which drew 300,000 fans and featured acts such as Janet Jackson, Alicia Keys and Mary J. Blige. Based on his success at the festival, Tommy has again been asked to host the 2011 Essence Music Festival, which is taking place in New Orleans on July 1st-3rd (www.essencemusicfestival.com).
About Melee Entertainment
Melee Entertainments’ mission is to produce and acquire high-quality urban genre films, distributed to the largest audience possible hiring new and disenfranchised African-American and Hispanic talent both in front and behind the camera. Melee Entertainment are the producer’s behind the hits “You Got Served”, “Next Day Air”, “Friday”, and others.
About One Village Entertainment
Launched in 2007, One Village Entertainment, a division of Image Entertainment, is devoted to the development, production and acquisition of feature films, comedy specials, stage plays, documentaries and music content targeting the African-American consumer and urban market. The programming is distributed across multiple platforms including theatrical, broadcast, Blu-ray™/DVD and digital streaming and downloading. Among the more than 50 titles that carry the One Village imprimatur are live stand-up performances featuring Kevin Hart and Charlie Murphy, documentaries 2 Turntables and a Microphone: The Life and Death of Jam Master Jay and Soulmate, and the feature films American Violet starring Oscar-nominee Alfre Woodard and the acclaimed theatrical romantic comedy Russ Parr’s 35 & Ticking. Bestsellers in the One Village line also include the musical, stage play productions What My Husband Doesn’t Know and Love in the Nick of Tyme by David E. Talbert, who is described by Variety as “the acknowledged kingpin of urban musicals.”
About Image Entertainment
Image Entertainment, Inc. (OTCQB: DISK) is a leading independent licensee and distributor of entertainment programming in North America, with approximately 3,200 exclusive DVD titles and approximately 340 exclusive CD titles in domestic release and more than 450 programs internationally via sublicense agreements. For many of its titles, the Company has exclusive audio and broadcast rights, as well as digital download rights to over 2,100 video programs and approximately 400 audio titles containing more than 6,000 individual tracks. The Company is headquartered in Chatsworth, California. For more information about Image Entertainment, Inc., please go to www.image-entertainment.com.
Watch and crack up as the funny man discusses opening up Tommy’s Ass Whipping Factory — as “there’s a lot of people, that need to go jail. But there’s waaaaay more people, that need they ass whopped” — with one of his first clients, Bishop Eddie Long!