Leno's Dinner Jokes Have Familiar Ring

Leno routine was deja vu all over again and again and again

By Andy Salsman
|  Thursday, Jun 30, 2011  |  Updated 9:08 AM CDT
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"I had my heart set on the Nobel Prize -- for physics," Obama joked.

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Did you miss Jay Leno’s speech at Saturday night’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner? Don't worry, you’ve probably heard it before, if you’re a Tonight Show fan.

It seems many of Saturday’s jokes came directly from Jay’s previous Tonight Show monologues.  Politico was able to pinpoint some of the jokes used Saturday night to monologues given March 16, March 22 and April 7.

To be fair, he got plenty of laughs from his zingers at the dinner.  And he was recycling. We just wish it had been cans or newspapers to help the environment instead of old jokes.

Leno was also on the receiving end of some barbs at the dinner.

“I’m also glad that I’m speaking first,” President Barack Obama quipped. “Because we’ve all seen what happens when somebody takes the time slot after Leno’s.”

We’ve never heard that one before!

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