‘Veep’ Star Tim Simons Psychs Himself Up for White House Correspondents’ Dinner (Video)

His preparation includes telling himself, “Just remember: you’re relevant”

Last Updated: April 24, 2015 @ 11:03 AM

Tim Simons, best known as Jonah Ryan from HBO’s “Veep,” needs plenty of preparation before attending the White House Correspondents’ Dinner.

In a new video released by Funny or Die, Simons spends the day leading up to the annual, star-studded event getting himself mentally prepared.

At one point, he lies on his bed and reminds himself, “Just remember: you’re relevant.” He also practices some witty banter in front of the mirror: “Oh, hello there, Congressman white man whose name I don’t remember.”

Simons also preps himself to tell people, “No, I don’t know Amy Poehler. That’s a different show.”

After getting in a few fake laughs, he seems ready to go. Or is he? Hopefully screaming into a pillow is all it will take for Simons to feel comfortable going from the fake White House to the real thing.

Watch the video below.

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