And the Academy Award for Best Joke goes to Amy Poehler.
Amy: OH MY GOD. Oh my. Oh wow- oh wow. Okay, boy. First of all I would like to thank the Academy. I would like to thank the writer of that joke, the incomparable C. Brandon Grandy. Who else, who else? Um, Tina… Turner! You constantly inspire me, Tina Turner. Wow, look at me! Lose my number, comedy nerds, I’m moving up! Okay, who else? I’d like to thank Tina… Yothers! Who encouraged me to do that joke. And lastly, my co-host and my best friend: Jesus Christ. You sit in this chair next to me every week. Thank you, Jesus, this is for you. Wow. Wow. I’m never gonna let it go.
“Leonard Nimoy pulled out of a fundraiser for the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle this month, when he learned organizers wanted to censor some of his photos of naked women. Finally! Someone willing to stand up to the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle! Your reign of tyranny is over, Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle! [ stands on newsdesk ] Thanks to Leonard Nimoy, Seattle and its surrounding suburbs will now walk free! From Kirkland to Bremerton! From the streets of Silverdale to the majestic highland of Richmond, the people of the great northwest will never again feel the oppressive thumb of the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle! Residents of Yakima and Maple Valley, arise and be free! The Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle is your oppressor no more!”