WATCH: Hillary Clinton Jokes About Kim Jong-un at Time 100 Gala [VIDEO]

on April 25 2012 12:50 PM
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Hillary Clinton continues to prove she has quite the sense of humor, cracking jokes at the Time 100 Gala in New York City Tuesday night.

The Secretary of State, the keynote speaker of the star-studded event honoring the magazine's annual Most Influential list, said she looked forward to a life after her high-profile public office, and poked fun at her current job.

 TIME has honored so many national and global leaders; you couldn't possibly acknowledge every one, Clinton said (video via Time above). There's many I haven't had a chance to meet yet -- I was sort of hoping Kim Jong-un would show up. I don't think he's here but if you catch sight of him, let me know. We're still trying to figure out what he's all about.

Clinton, who was included in Time's list along with fellow gala attendees Stephen Colbert, Rihanna, Kristen Wiig, Jeremy Lin, Arianna Huffington and many other celebrities, also said she was ready to move on from her duties as America's top diplomat.

I want to be sure as I finish off my term as Secretary of State, and eventually you get to a point where I can put my feet up and actually enjoy being a citizen again -- but there's still a lot of work to be done, Clinton said.

Clinton also gave special praise to fellow women leaders who made the list.

I do want to give a shout-out to Angela Merkel and Dilma Rousseff and Portia Miller, Christine Lagarde, who are also on this list and prove once again that you actually can run the world in heels and pantsuits, she said. Because the day is over when women leaders could only aspire to a supporting role. And by the way, I think we may have just found Kristen Wiig's next movie. She can call it: 'Bridesmaids No Longer.'

The biggest comedian of the night, however, was Stephen Colbert, whose speech was just anticipated as Clinton's. The fake anchor's remarks turned into a roast of some of TIME's nominees. Below are some of the best:

  • That's right, Warren Buffett made the list. You know who didn't? His secretary. That's why he gets to pay less in taxes, he earned it.
  • Secretary Clinton was on the list for the seventh time. She had to leave earlier. Still is an honor to have met her ... Like the one young woman here tonight who bravely stepped into the media spotlight this year, and was immediately labeled a slut. I'm talking, of course, about Chelsea Handler.
  • I was particularly excited to meet David Koch earlier tonight because I have a Super PAC, Colbert Super PAC, and I am - thank you, thank you - and I am happy to announce Mr. Koch has pledged $5 million to my Super PAC. And the great thing is, thanks to federal election law, there's no way for you to ever know whether that's a joke. By the way, if David Koch likes his waiter tonight, he will be your next congressman.
  • Interestingly enough, the Pulitzer Committee did not give out an award for fiction this year, which is surprising since both Rumsfeld and Cheney released their memoirs.

The entire transcript of Colbert's speech can be found at Time.

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