President Obama joked about celebrating the "10-day anniversary of my first 100 days in office" at the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner on Saturday.
"In the next 100 days, I will be so successful, I will be able to do them in 72," joked the president. "I will learn to go off the prompter, Joe Biden will learn to stay on the prompter."
Obama called his first 100 days a "whirlwind of activity. We enacted a major economic recovery package, we passed a budget, we forged a new path in Iraq. And no president in history has ever named three commerce secretaries this quickly."
The annual event, which draws a mix of journalists, celebrities and political figures, took over the Washington Hilton, where just months earlier Obama and wife Michelle danced to At Last at the Youth Inaugual Ball.
"Now that I'm here, I think I'm going to try something different," Obama said. "Tonight I want to speak from the heart," he said, as a teleprompter conspicuously rose to surround him.
It wasn't the first time at the event for Jon Bon Jovi, who attended during the Clinton administration. "I think that the president gets to let his hair down for the night," said the rocker, who also performed at Obama's inauguration. "In a weird way, he worked for two and a half years getting elected, getting the transition team, getting change into effect...now, for one night only, let him make fun, be made fun of," said Bon Jovi.
That job went to the Wanda Sykes, the evening's entertainment, who made certain the president took some ribbing.
"It's hard to poke fun at the president. He's so likeable," said Sykes. "Even the media...It's funny to me, they've never caught you smokin' but they somehow always catch you with your shirt off."
Sykes hailed the president's efforts to maintain a normal routine. He's "taking the first lady out on dates...I wouldn't be surprised if I walked by the White House and saw you mowing the lawn," she cracked during her roughly 10-minute comedy routine.
The commedienne, who drew a standing ovation from the crowd, didn't pull any punches: "The first black president. That's unless you screw up. Then it's going to be 'What's up with the half-white guy?'"
"I thought that when you got into office you would put a swift end to your pickup basketball games. I mean, the first black president playing basketball. That's one step forward, two steps back!"
Even the former president wasn't spared. "President Bush, man, he knows how to leave town. We haven't heard anything from him! He left like that houseguest who breaks something in your house and gets out of there before you find out."
For members of the media, the dinner offers a chance to mix and mingle with Hollywood elite. "It's like D.C. prom, for adults," said Elizabeth Banks. But the actress, who recently wrote a column for The Huffington Post, isn't calling herself a reporter anytime soon. "I'm a blogger really, that's all. I'm probably the problem, I'm one of the reasons traditional news media is going to die. It's all going to be my fault."
Ashton Kutcher and wife Demi Moore attended as guests of CNN, who Kutcher beat last month in a race to have one million Twitter followers. Was he Twittering the event? "There's no Wi-Fi in here," said a disappointed-looking Kutcher from inside the ballroom.