Obama has made it his goal to be the first former president to be a successful stand-up comedian. Remember how he handled the heckler during his healthcare speech to Congress? ("You lie!" "Hey, do I go where you work and interrupt you? Oh, yeah, I'm the president, this is Congress, I'm doing it right now.") It was such a rush for him, he finally decided that's what he wanted to be when he grew up.
Of course, anyone starting out in stand-up needs to find his own style. That's just what Obama has been struggling with in recent public speeches. You probably haven't heard about it, because the mainstream media doesn't want to help Obama make it, but thanks to some interested YouTube users, I've been able to find the snippets that the networks cut. You can tell he starts out channeling some favorites.
In Oslo, getting the Nobel Peace Prize, he warmed the crowd up with, "Your Majesties, Your Royal Highnesses, Distinguished Members of the Norwegian Nobel Committee, citizens of America, and citizens of the world: HEY! Stop the God-damned band, I'm working here! Just kidding, you all know I love you. Well, maybe not you in the front row. Look at these folks here. I'm working a beer party at a funeral parlor? You! What's your name? Harald? Harald what? Harald V of the House of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Gl