This weekend, Kim Jong-un walked onto a lavish stage for North Korea’s first ever correspondents dinner. With a string of one-liners and zingers fully memorized, he felt prepared for a night of light hearted fun. However, each of the supreme leaders jokes got stoney silence from the audience.
“Is it something I said?” said the giggling Jong-un, “Or is it the fact that my soldiers have guns pointed at each of your heads, hahahaha.”
One highlight of the night was special guest, Billy Crystal, who also bombed continuously.
Somehow, watching the American comedic legend struggle on stage brought Jong-un great pleasure. The audience was still pretty tough to read though.
At one point, Billy Crystal, desperate for laughs, stopped his prepared routine mid-sentence, and began running in circles yelling “AY CARAMBA!”
After the show, one audience member was quoted as saying, “I had an excellent time. All of the jokes really landed, and it’s probably the most I’ve ever laughed. Americans are soooo funny.”