Jimmel Kimmel vs. Barack Obama: Who Was Funnier at the White House Correspondents' Dinner?

White House Correspondents' Dinner: Jimmy Kimmel vs. President Barack Obama
President Barack Obama; Jimmy Kimmel
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updated 04/29/2012 AT 05:30 PM EDT

originally published 04/29/2012 AT 11:00 AM EDT

The dinner was delicious and so were the jokes at Saturday evening's White House Correspondents' Dinner.

Held in the Washington Hilton ballroom, the event – known as the "nerd prom" – honors journalists and features celebrity guests, as well as a comedian emcee – this year, Jimmy Kimmel.

The zingers came fast and furious once the President hit the stage. Poking fun at his probable general-election opponent, Mitt Romney, Obama joked, "We both have degrees from Harvard. I have one, he has two. What a snob."

Following the President, Kimmel didn't let Obama off easy. "Remember when the country rallied around you in hope for a better tomorrow?" he joked. "That was a good one."

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