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Kevin Spacey as Frank Underwood, 2013
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.”
May 3 2014 — 12:00 AM EDT