He’s not a comedian, and he doesn’t exactly tell jokes, but Obama is dry, relaxed and having fun – in a show that celebrates the US presidency as celebritocracy
The year of our good lord 2016 is upon us. Besides the breathless, fever-pitch anticipation around the release of the third Bridget Jones movie and the eventual fall of the human race into anarchy, we also have a presidential election and the transfer of power from Barack Obama to his successor to look forward to.
It’s often said that the goal of a lame duck president is legacy-building. How will history remember you after they take your drones away? Based on the last few months of his tenure in office, Obama must want to be remembered as Will Smith in Independence Day – cracking wise and saving the day with relative ease – while avoiding the flip side of the cool guy overreach: looking like a pompous twit. Which is to say, looking like Will Smith performing Wild Wild West at the MTV Movie Awards.http://www.theguardian.com/culture/2015/dec/31/obama-charms-jerry-seinfeld-in-comedians-in-cars-getting-coffee