So I say ‘Hu’s on first?’ and then you say…
Blog Guy, I read your post about the G8 Summit yesterday. I heard that two of the leaders did a famous comedy routine. Could that be true?
Sort of. President Bush tried to teach a variation of the famous Abbott and Costello “Who’s on first?” sketch to China’s President Hu. But when they did the bit live, Bush asked, “Who’s on first?” and Hu just said “I am?” It went downhill from there.
Actually, the big hit at G8 Comedy Sketch Night was French President Sarkozy trying to do a fist bump with Brazil’s president. It brought down the house.
French President Nicolas Sarkozy (L) welcomes Brazil’s President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva to a photo opportunity at the G8 Summit in Toyako, Japan, July 9, 2008.
U.S. President George W. Bush laughs with Chinese President Hu Jintao at the Summit, July 9, 2008.
REUTERS photos by Jim Young