Joel McHale said that Chris Christie “was very cool” about being the biggest target of his performance at the White House Correspondents Assn. dinner, and the New Jersey governor even told the comedian afterward that his material was “really funny.”

Yet while the post-WHCA focus has been on the extended bit on Christie, his weight and the bridge scandal and whether it was too harsh, McHale says he was surprised that his jokes about former President Bill Clinton didn’t cause more of a stir.

“I was very surprised by that,” McHale told Variety in an interview on Monday. “I thought that of any jokes, the Bill Clinton jokes would be kind of the roughest, but no one is talking about them.”

A sample: “Hillary Clinton’s daughter Chelsea is pregnant, which means in nine months we will officially have a sequel to ‘Bad Grandpa.'” Then this: “It also raises the question:…

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