On Saturday, the White House Correspondents' Dinner takes place and makes Washington, D.C. seem almost as hot and glamorous as an episode of Scandal. But if you can't make it to the nation's capital for the festivities to gawk at celebs and politicians in person, you can watch it from the comfort of your home. So, what channel is the White House Correspondents' Dinner on? Turn to C-SPAN on April 30 to get your Obama fix during his last White House Correspondents’ dinner as president.
C-SPAN's coverage, including pre-dinner red carpet stuff, begins at 6 p.m. ET. Larry Wilmore of Comedy Central’s Nightly Show will host the event this year. While people are pumped to see Wilmore take the reins, the person all eyes will be on is, of course, Barack Obama, who will be attending his last White House Correspondents' Dinner as president.
If you haven’t watched him at any of these dinners in past years, you should, because he’s really good at them. He’s a funny guy when he wants to be. Last year’s best jokes referenced Joe Biden, the ABC series Blackish, and an end-of-term attitude that is not “bucket list,” but does rhyme with “bucket list.” This is one of those events where Obama’s charming, affable side gets a little more free rein, and I’ll be sad when he’s not the one speaking at these things anymore.
This year’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner will be entertaining, I’m sure, but as I’ve heard no plans for it to include Key & Peele character Luther, I can’t say I’m nearly as excited as I was last year, though there’s a chance I’ll never be that excited about anything ever again.
To get you warmed up for April 30, here are a few of Obama’s greatest hits from previous years, directed at a spray of basically every person in politics:
In 2015, on Hillary Clinton's presidential run:
I have one friend, just a few weeks ago she was making millions of dollars a year and she’s now living out of a van in Iowa.
We’ve gotten so close that in some places in Indiana, they won’t serve us pizza anymore.
In 2014, on John Boehner's inter-party fighting:
These days, House Republicans are actually giving John Boehner a harder time than they’re giving me, which means orange really is the new black.
In 2014, on Chris Christie's Bridgegate scandal:
Gridlock [in D.C.] has gotten so bad, you’ve got to wonder, what did we do to piss off [Gov.] Chris Christie so bad?
Yes, we have that to look forward to one more time.