Another year, another White House correspondents’ dinner. You can witness all the weirdness that is this annual Hollywood-Washington mash-up: President Obama performs a stand-up routine. A celebrity host (this year, “Saturday Night Live’s” Cecily Strong) makes fun of everyone. Spot various actors from “Scandal” with politicians and wondering what on earth they could possibly be talking about.
Make no mistake, it’s probably way better to watch the whole thing from your couch instead of being in the jam-packed Washington Hilton. Here’s everything you need to know:
When does it start?
C-SPAN kicks off with red carpet coverage at 6 p.m., where they will probably not mistake Taylor Schilling for Amy Poehler this year. Expect the dinner to start around 7:30 p.m. Obama will likely give his speech in the 10 p.m. hour, with Strong going on stage shortly after.
CNN picks up coverage at 7 p.m. through the end of the dinner.
Fox News Channel has live coverage from 9 to 11 p.m.
What if I’m out and I miss it and forget to set my DVR?
We’ve got you covered! The Washington Post will have full coverage from brunches, the dinner, the speeches and all the cool kid after-parties. We will also have video highlights, as well as transcripts of Obama and Strong’s respective stand-up routines.
C-SPAN will re-air the highlights of the event from midnight to 1 a.m., while CNN also has another showing from 11:30 p.m. to 2 a.m.
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