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Chris Rock Roasts Oprah, Obama and Paul McCartney at the 'Kennedy Center Honors' (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Dec 29th 2010 2:01AM
Chris Rock Roasts Oprah, Obama and Paul McCartney at the 'Kennedy Center Honors'Oprah, the President, and a Beatle sitting together in a box. It already sounds like the set-up for a joke. And luckily, comedian Chris Rock had a few jokes ready.

Oprah Winfrey and Sir Paul McCartney were at 'The 33rd Annual Kennedy Center Honors' (Tue., 9PM ET on CBS) to be awarded for "lifetime contributions to American culture." President Barack Obama was just along for the ride. (Being president is not as important as being a British singer or hosting a talk show where you give away cars, clearly.)

Still, since the ceremony was held in D.C., the Prez got to hang out with Oprah and Sir Paul, in a box seat above the stage. And Chris Rock had a few quips involving Obama and Oprah. "I walk in this room, and it's an amazing feeling to look up and see the most powerful person in the world," Chris said. " ... And right next to her ... Barack Obama." Ouch! Mr. President, you have been zinged.

Chris continued with the jokes, shouting this to the audience: "OPRAH WINFREY IS SO RICH ... " There was a pause, and the crowd yelled back: " ... How rich is she?!" (We love that Chris was doing a classic comedy bit, by the way.) " ... She's so rich," Chris said, "if Oprah and Paul McCartney had sex, the SEC would have to approve it!" Okay, that's pretty good. We're not so much about the financial-based humor. But still, pretty good.

Lest we ignore the other honorees, three other artists received Kennedy awards tonight: Country singer Merle Haggard, composer Jerry Herman, and dancer and choreographer Bill T. Jones. ... Congrats to all!

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Cookie & Sonny

I will ALWAYS love Chris Rock. He's my HOME BOY from Bed-Stuy!!!!

April 01 2011 at 10:58 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Ralph

America is sick of this Oprah / Obama/ Rap Crap hip hop noise. God Bless America. Wake up folks.

December 31 2010 at 6:45 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
P

Wonderful! I just wish the news article would state, when the award ceremony will be on tv, so I can set my schedule to watch it. I am so proud of all of these awardees!

December 30 2010 at 4:20 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
f4to1

Wow! You would need help and a hug if you were human.

December 30 2010 at 3:02 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Steven R. Russell

How stupid.

December 30 2010 at 2:28 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
maria

chris forgot to put an apple in ow's mouth before the roast???? lol

December 30 2010 at 1:40 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Ramona Prak

I don't believe Obama was bor in the USA.

December 30 2010 at 1:29 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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maria

I Loveeeee Chris Rock!!!!

December 30 2010 at 2:02 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
kevinbgood621

They roasted Oprah ? Well that solves the hunger problems in Africa .There should be enough meat left to feed the Chinese .

December 29 2010 at 10:53 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Bill

Once again we have President Obama on the job, protecting our country from democracy.

December 29 2010 at 8:59 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Bob

Oprah got roasted !?! How'd they get her fat ass into the oven !?! LMAO !!!

December 29 2010 at 7:50 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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spirit

CTFU @ BOB

December 29 2010 at 10:06 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Bill

You go, Bob! LMAO! juana? What exactly does 'CTFU' mean?

December 30 2010 at 12:13 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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