Comedian-in-Chief: President Obama Gets More Laughs Than Jay Leno

Parvin said Bush frequently heard from other world leaders who liked his jokes. Russian President Vladimir Putin even told Bush how much he liked first lady Laura Bush's turn at the mic at the 2005 White House Correspondents Association dinner, when she stole the show with her jokes about her husband being "Mr. Excitement," asleep at 9 p.m.

"I said to him the other day, 'George, if you really want to end tyranny in the world, you're going to have to stay up later,'" she said to raucous laughter from the audience of journalists and politicians.

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