President Obama’s Funniest Moments on Late-Night Television

Remember that time the president slow-jammed the news?

ByABC News
March 13, 2015, 10:08 AM

— -- President Obama is no stranger to comedy.

He has appeared on “Saturday Night Live.” He has hosted “The Colbert Report.” And he appeared Thursday night on ABC’s late-night talk show, “Jimmy Kimmel Live.”

The president joked about Hillary Clinton’s email address (“I don’t think she’d want you to have it,” Obama told Kimmel), what life is like in the White House and even read mean tweets.

One tweet: “Is there any way we could fly Obama to some golf course halfway around the world and just leave him there?”

“I think that’s a great idea,” Obama deadpanned.

But Thursday night was hardly the first time the president tickled our funny bone. Here are 10 other memorable moments from Obama’s appearances on late-night television:

April 24, 2012: “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon”

“I'm President Barack Obama, and I, too, would like to Slow Jam the News.”

Oct. 18, 2012: “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart”

Obama: “Look. Let me say this about members of Congress —“Stewart: “Are you gonna curse?”Obama: “No, I'm not gonna curse.”

March 19, 2009: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno”

“You know, they say if you want a friend in Washington, get a dog.”

Aug. 6, 2013: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno”

“[For his birthday] I had a bunch of friends come over who I don't see that often from high school and college. And we played a little golf, and then we tried to play a little basketball. And it was a sad state of affairs. A bunch of old guys. Where's the Ibuprofen and all that stuff?”

Aug. 6, 2013: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno”

Leno: “And let me ask you about something I’m seeing. Is it me, or do I see kind of bromance with you and John McCain? I remember you two had that lovers’ quarrel for a while. And, oh, now, you’re, oh -- well, you’re best friends”Obama: “Well, you know that's how…”Leno: “What happened?”Obama: “That's how a classic romantic comedy goes, right? Initially, you’re not getting along, and then you keep on bumping into each other.”

Dec. 9, 2014: “The Colbert Report”

Obama posing as Colbert: “Nation, as you know, I, Stephen Colbert, have never cared for our president.”

March 19, 2009: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno”

Leno: “[When people ask him to play basketball with them,] do they throw the game? Come on.”Obama: “I don't see why they would throw the game -- except for all those Secret Service guys with guns around.”

Aug. 6, 2013: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno”

Leno: “I've seen Michelle tease you about your gray hair. Do you tease back?”Obama: “No. That's why we're celebrating our 21st anniversary.”

Sept. 18, 2012: “Late Show with David Letterman

Obama: “You look good.”Letterman: “You haven't seen me naked.”Obama: “We're going to keep it that way.”

Sept. 18, 2012: “Late Show with David Letterman”

“[Obama and Jay-Z ] both have daughters,” the president said of similarities between the two men, “and our wives are more popular than we."