Even President Barack Obama knows it's better to take the stage before Jay Leno.
"I am glad that the only person whose ratings fell more than mine last year is here tonight. Good to see you, Jay," said the president to a roar of laughter. "I'm also glad that I'm speaking first, because we've all seen what happens when someone takes the time slot after Leno's."
Nearly 3,000 journalists, celebrities and political figures attended the annual White House Correspondents' Association Dinner last night, one of the capital's most glamorous events. Where else can celebs like Kim Kardashian, the Jonas Brothers, Alec Baldwin and Justin Bieber rub shoulders with the head of the CIA and half of Congress?