Hearing that Conan will likely speak at 9:15PM Central / 10:15PM Eastern
Come on, man!
Nobody told me Conan O’Brien will be serving up the humor at tonight’s WHCA dinner!
“Conan O’Brien, the Emmy award-winning comedian and late night talk show host, will headline the annual White House Correspondents’ Association’s annual dinner on April 27, 2013, it was revealed Wednesday by association president Ed Henry.”
We can watch it live at CSPAN.
According to the Gossip Cop site, live streaming coverage picks up at about 6:15 p.m. Eastern Time / 5:15PM Central.
If you’re anxious to get a dose of Conan before the big event – visit his site, teamcoco.com
I feel sure Conan will work in a jab at Tom Brokaw’s expense for saying the Correspondents Dinner was a classy gathering of professionals UNTIL that very moment when Lindsey Lohan showed up:
Here’s what Conan did back in 1995 (it’s set up to start when he begins – the 20 minute 38 second mark):
blue cheddar bonuses:
Other things to keep you entertained while you wait for Conan:
The scathing roast of George W. Bush in 2006 by Stephen Colbert:
Don Imus delivered a scorcher in 1996 – and not just to the Clintons.
This was at the Radio and Television Correspondents Association dinner – not the WHCA.
“Mr. Imus made fun of President Clinton’s supposed extramarital affairs and Hillary Clinton’s legal problems — with both the President and the First Lady sitting on the dais as he spoke.
The remarks were deemed so insulting that the association sent a letter of apology to the Clintons yesterday, and Michael D. McCurry, the President’s press secretary, asked C-Span, the cable network that routinely rebroadcasts Washington events, to refrain from retransmitting this one.
At C-Span, the vice president for programming, Terry Murphy, said the dinner speech would be rebroadcast, tonight at 8, as scheduled. Then, Mr. Murphy — who is also the chairman of the correspondents association — signed the letter apologizing to the Clintons.” – from NYObserver
Direct link to CSPAN in case embed code flops.
1997 – Darrell Hammond roasted Bill Clinton.
I think this Franken roast of Clinton is dated 1996 but I’m not sure.
Seth Meyers, 2011
“Trump said he’s running as a Republican. Which is surprising: I just assumed he was running as a joke … Trump owns the Miss USA Pageant, which is great for Republicans because it will streamline the search for a vice president … [Trump has] said he’s got a great relationship with ‘the blacks.’ Unless the Blacks are a family of white people, I bet he’s mistaken.”
More gems from the 2011 dinner to be found at NY Magazine