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'1600 Penn' writer helped craft Obama's jokes

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"1600 Penn" star Josh Gad let the cat out of the bag on who was (partially) behind President Obama's performance at Saturday night's White House Correspondents' Dinner. "My buddy Jon Lovett actually contributed to the jokes tonight," Gad said at the MSNBC afterparty. Lovett is a former Obama speechwriter and one of the writers of the NBC comedy. "They pulled in a ringer, and I could kind of pick out those Lovett nuggets," Gad continued. The actor, who plays first son Skip Gilchrist on the series, added that there's been talk of having a White House Correspondents' Dinner episode on the show. "So maybe if there's a season two, we'll go there," he said.

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