Jimmy Kimmel pokes fun at Kim Kardashian, Lindsay Lohan during White House Correspondents Dinner

WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 28: (AFP OUT) Comedian Jimmy Kimmel delivers remarks at the 2012 White House Correspondents' Association Dinner held at the Washington Hilton on April 28, 2012 in Washington, DC. This was the 98th annual dinner and was hosted by Jimmy Kimmel. (Photo by Kristoffer Tripplaar-Pool/Getty Images) Pool

Jimmy Kimmel delivers remarks at the 2012 White House Correspondents Dinner at on April 28, 2012, in Washington.
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(CBS News) Jimmy Kimmel didn't hold back during his comedy routine at the White House Correspondents Dinner on Saturday night.

The evening's featured entertainer made wisecracks about Kim Kardashian, Lindsay Lohan, Keith Olbermann, Rush Limbaugh and even President Barack Obama.

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"If you're looking for the greatest threat to America right now, she's right there," Kimmel joked about Kardashian, one of the evening's guests. "When you took office, the Kardashians had one reality show," Kimmel said to Mr. Obama. "Now they have four. This is not a good trend."

Kimmel also called out Lohan, who attended the annual dinner as a guest of Fox News. The late night TV host joked that heroic airplane pilot Chesley Sullenberger should be careful when giving Lohan a ride home. "Make sure you don't run into a goose - a Grey Goose," he said.

Uggie, the canine star of the Oscar-winning film "The Artist," even had a mention. "Uggie is amazing," Kimmel said. "He can roll over on command. He's a Democrat."

Kimmel also brought up the Secret Service prostitution scandal in Colombia, saying he told Secret Service members that for $800 he wouldn't joke about them, "but they only offered $30."

"If this had happened on President Clinton's watch, you can damn well bet those Secret Service agents would have been disciplined with a very serious high five," Kimmel said.

Kimmel later asked Obama, "You remember when the country rallied around you in hopes of a better tomorrow? That was hilarious."

So how did Kimmel do?

New York magazine thought he did "his best," but called his routine "rather tepid," while the Washington Times described him as "edgy."

The Christian Science Monitor noted, "President Obama was pretty funny at the White House Correspondents' Dinner Saturday night. But late-night comedian Jimmy Kimmel was the real funny man, targeting just about every class of Washington celebrity."

Watch Kimmel's routine below:

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