Stephen Colbert set the bar, but comedy gold is common at D.C. event: Remember highlights from Jon Stewart, Craig Ferguson, Wanda Sykes, Seth Meyers, and...Laura Bush?!
Yes, official comedy diplomat Conan O'Brien and President Obama himself got in a few good jabs. The dinner's true highlight, though, was a pre-taped video called ''House of Nerds,'' starring the Oscar winner in his latest iconic role. Spacey channeled House of Cards' crooked, murderous congressman while acting opposite a variety of real-life Washington bigwigs, including John McCain and Valerie Jarrett. Sure, the spoof is practically the definition of inside baseball but if you get the references, it's pretty great.
Best line: To New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, ''You can't run for mayor again, Mike. That'll put Anthony Weiner in a pickle, and then he'll tweet that pickle.''