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Comedian in chief

Published 3:09 PM ET, Tue March 11, 2014
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President Barack Obama appeared with comedian Zach Galifianakis for the "Funny or Die" online show "Between Two Ferns" to push young adults to sign up for Obamacare. The President has an uneven record on delivering one-liners. Click through the images to see him as comedian in chief. Funny or Die/Between Two Ferns
Obama watches actors Steve Martin, center, and Jim Parsons, on the set of the movie "Home" while touring DreamWorks Animation in November 2013. The President was there to speak about the economy but did make a joke about his ears being the inspiration for the DreamWorks animated film "Shrek." Jewel Samad/Getty Images
Obama laughs during an interview with then-"Tonight Show" host Jay Leno on August 6, 2013. Asked about the appearance, White House spokesman Jay Carney said Obama was "trying to communicate with Americans where they are." Paul Drinkwater/NBC/Getty Images
Obama took a few jabs from the host over his lackluster first debate performance when he appeared on the "Daily Show with Jon Stewart" on October 18, 2012, a month before the election. Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images
Obama, Cardinal Timothy Dolan, and Republican presidential opponent Mitt Romney during the annual Al Smith Dinner in New York on October 18, 2012, in New York. Obama poked fun at Romney and himself, saying he was "well-rested" from a "long nap" during the pair's first debate. Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty mages
Obama joked with David Letterman during this September 2012 appearance but he also discussed the presidential campaign and the attack on the U.S. facility in Benghazi, Libya, in which four Americans, including the U.S. ambassador, were killed. John Paul Filo/CBS/Getty Images
President Barack Obama lets out a laugh as he is briefed by host Jimmy Fallon and his producers on the "Slow Jam the News" segment before his appearance on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" in April 2012. Pete Souza/The White House/Getty Images
Then-Sen. Barack Obama dances with Ellen DeGeneres on her show to the song "Crazy In Love" in October 2007. "It's a low bar but I am pretty sure I have better moves than Giuliani," Obama joked, referring to the former New York mayor and onetime Republican presidential frontrunner. Mike Rozman/Warner Bros./AP
Obama told then-"Late Night" host Conan O'Brien that he was considering him as a running mate after O'Brien asked him about presidential plans during this May 2006 appearance. Dana Edelson/NBC/AP