Alex Witt | April 28, 2013
>>> the hearty laughs and aingeovers may be wearing off, but plenty of president athighlights to recap from this year's white house correspondents dinner . peter alexander has more. had ello to you, peter.
>> reporter: good to see you last night, by the way. you have the politician, journalists. illustrate a katy perry sighting, saw brandly cooper, too. they call this the nerd prom , highlighted between the dueling appearances. where nothing really is off-limits, not the politicians, pundits or even the president himself. here's a look back.
>> it's like when two different zoos get together, you know, the hollywood zoo and d.c. zoo.
>> also some surprise is attached to it.
>> i got sniffed by a couple dogs, and i feel secure.
>> i didn't have any idea how big this is.
>> i think we all need some joy and laughter.
>> i'm excited to see the president. that's why i'm here.
>> obama, you know, that's my man.
>> thank you, everybody. how do you like my new entrance music ? rush limbaugh warned you about this, second term, baby.
>> tonight i'm excited to announce that turner broadcasting is going to make a major television mini series about the big power players here in washington. vice president joe biden is going to be played by bob barker . paul ryan will be played by mr. bean. senator chuck schumer will be played by grandpa muenster. secretary of state john kerry will be played by an easter island head .
>>> we talked about it, we're willing to try anything, so we borrowed one of michelle's tricks.
>> last year tom brokaw criticized this event for having too many superstars and a-list celebrities. when i told tom i would be attending this year, he said that's more like it.
>> i know republicans are still sorting out what happened in 2012 , but one thing they all agree on is they need to do a better job reaching out to minorities. look, call me self-centered, but i think can think of one minority that they can start with. hello.
>> reporter: so even nbc wasn't off-limits. you know, there were some serious moments as well. for one the event raises a lot of money for scholarships, but also both the president and conan o'brien paid tribute to the lives lost in, o'brien is a boston native. for that he had a proud punchline. if you're going to mess with a city i don't pick one where nine out of ten are related to a cop.
>> i know. that was a really good line. thank you,