Politicians clown around for a cause

Some voters think Washington, D.C. is a city full of clowns -- and Thursday night it really was.

Some of those serious people there, from senators to representatives, put aside their differences in order to come together for a good cause and raise money for cancer research.

The event was held in the nation's capital for the Funniest Celebrity in Washington Contest.

Check out the video below for a taste of the jokes by some politicians and reporters.

Jamie Weinstein, senior editor of the Washington, D.C.-based news website The Daily Caller, was dubbed the funniest celebrity in Washington. The money he and everyone else helped raise will benefit the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

Politicians joke for charity at D.C. contest