There are many conventions and meetings in Washington DC over the years, but there is none that draws the same sort of crazy attention that the White House Correspondents Dinner when it comes to celebrities and media coverage. Given that we’re not a political site, there are also few other events that we can cover unless you count Congressional hearings as entertainment.
As always, the show is going to be broadcasted live on C-SPAN this year, which has long been the home for many political events, hearings, and of course this dinner. Given that not everyone has this channel in their cable package, we’re here to help you out. If you head over to the link here, you can check out today the official C-SPAN live stream of the festivities. The red-carpet portion of the dinner has already started, and the part of the festivities that most people tend to enjoy starts at around 10:00 p.m. Eastern tonight. There are some other networks that will be providing coverage as well, including CNN and MSNBC. We still recommend C-SPAN, mostly because you can get everything there with a reprieve from the typical over-analyzing from other networks.
In case you haven’t heard, Joel McHale of “Community” will be the comedian at the center of the show tonight, and he is following up appearances from such people as Jimmy Kimmel, Jay Leno, and Seth Meyers. There are few gigs for any comic as difficult as this one, since you have to cater to a very tough crowd that often does not want to laugh at themselves. This will be interesting this year, since Joel is a very biting and at times sarcastic comedian.
We’ll have more coverage throughout the night, so be sure to come back to CarterMatt for more on that soon. You can also sign up now for some further updates via our CarterMatt Newsletter.