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O'Brien, who grew up in Boston, took a moment to thank President Obama for visiting Boston and Watertown after the bombings at the Boston Marathon. O'Brien's home town was devastated two weeks ago by bombs, and has since been credited as the reason behind O'Brien being selected to host the White House Correspondents' Dinner.

O'Brien wrapped up the evening on a light-hearted note, running down the different Washington personalities and who would play their characters including Dame Edna for Mitch McConnell, Tan mom for Speaker John Boehner, Mr. Bean for Paul Ryan, and Bob Barker for Joe Biden.