The time has finally come — President Obama will be speaking at the White House Correspondents' Dinner for the last and final time, which is pretty sad. The White House Correspondents' Dinner has been the one time each year where people are able to see the president break his professional facade and crack a few jokes at the expense of himself and others. With this being Obama's last Correspondents' Dinner it will surely be one you don't want to miss. But what time is The White House Correspondents' Dinner?
The White House Correspondents' Dinner is not typically aired on any of the major primetime news stations. Which is strange, considering the majority of the major news stations will be in attendance, eating at the dinner.
The dinner doesn't start until 7:30 p.m. where Obama and the keynote speaker for the night will be delivering their sure to be hilarious speeches. C-SPAN however, will begin the airing of the event at 6 p.m. so you can watch every single bit of the dinner.
The dinner will be available to watch both on your television, or be available to stream through C-SPAN's website. CNN will also be airing coverage of the event, starting at 7 p.m. So turn on your TV at 6 or 7, but the good stuff won't air until 7:30 — got it?
This will be President Obama's eighth and final White House Correspondents' Dinner, where in the past, Obama has cracked hilarious jokes at the expense of Donald Trump, Joe Biden, and yes — even himself. So I'm sure this dinner will be no different to those in the past. Plus, it is his last dinner which makes it all the more special to watch.
Larry Wilmore, of The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore, will deliver the keynote comedic address and he won't be short on material. With everything that has happened in politics in the past year, and is happening in politics currently Wilmore has a lot to work with.
So whats the point of the White House Correspondents' Dinner — other than the great jokes that come out of it? It is hosted by the White House Correspondents' Association which is an organization that represents the White House Press Corps. What started in 1921 turned out to be a full blown star studded affair by the 1980's and is now seen as a place where both industry officials and Hollywood celebrities can rub elbows. Like Will Smith and Ariana Huffington.
While I'm sure clips of the White House Correspondents' Dinner will be posted to the internet after the dinner is over, why not watch it live? When the event starts at 7:30 p.m. be sure to be watching.