“We thought the joke was very funny,” Nick Jonas tells Fancast of being the target of a joke by President Obama at the May 1 White House Correspondents’ Dinner. “It was an honor. He’s the President of the United States. Any time the President mentions your name, it’s kind of a crazy thing.”
In the speech, which annually is meant to flex the president’s stand-up comedy abilities, President Obama joked, “The Jonas Brothers are here. They’re out there somewhere. Sasha and Malia are huge fans. But, boys, don’t get any ideas. I have two words for you — Predator drones. You will never see it coming. You think I am joking.”
The Jonas Brothers – Nick, Kevin and Joe – were in attendance that night and have a history with the Obama girls, Sasha and Malia. The famous trio played for the girls at the White House and participated in a scavenger hunt in Jan. 2009, when Obama first entered office.
“In that room, it’s kind of like, that’s awesome,” Kevin Jonas says. “There are so many people you look up to: actors, military officers. You’re like, the President is calling us out in front of everyone, and everybody knows that we’re here, this is so cool.”
“It was cool to see that there is youth back in the White House. We got to see the previous administration. You can see the joy and the staff of the people working at the White House,” Joe Jonas adds to Fancast. “How nice it felt to have the sound of children running around in the White House again. It was pretty cool.”
The Jonas Brothers, who hit the road this year for a 16-week North American tour, appear in two upcoming Disney Channel productions: ‘Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam‘ (premiering Sept. 3) and season 2 of ‘Jonas L.A.’ (formerly ‘Jonas,’ it premieres June 20.) Joe’s girlfriend, Demi Lovato, in addition to touring with the brothers, also stars in ‘Camp Rock 2.’
While the Jonases appear to be back on the scene fiercely, they have a new competitor on the boy band market. His name is Justin Bieber, 16. The new tween pinup has already solicited the Jonases for advice, they say.
“We spent some time with him. He’s doing well for himself. He asked us some advice,” Nick Jonas says. “The main thing [we told him] is that everybody has their own journey. Everyone has to take the steps to figure out what works and what doesn’t work. I think he’s doing it in his own time and that’s what’s important.”
Lovato also talked with Fancast about working alongside the Jonases. Lovato, 17, and Joe Jonas, 20, went public as a couple in March.
“We literally spent the past few years together, with Camp Rock, Camp Rock 2, touring,” Lovato says. “I feel like the only time we didn’t get to spend together was last summer when we were both doing our own tours. But even then, we were seeing each other and still staying in touch. I can never get sick of those guys. There are going to be days where it’s really hard because it is 3 in the morning and we have an interview to do. But they’re so much fun, and we have such great energy that you can’t get sick of them. They’re awesome.”
What do you think — Was President Obama’s joke funny? Will Justin Bieber overtake the Jonas Brothers?