Comedian Larry Wilmore caught a lot of flak for taking no prisoners at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner on Saturday. But anyone who’s seen Wilmore’s nightly show on Comedy Central would not have been surprised. Wilmore hosts the...Show More Summary
MUCH HAS been made of President Obama’s embrace of his role as comedian-in-chief. Whether in the well of Congress or at the lectern of the White House correspondents’ dinner, he can flash scathing wit followed by a slow-burn stare into the middle distance. And because most humor is rooted in the truth of pain, and because self-deprecating […]
How the White House Correspondents' Dinner is a no-win situation for any comedian.
"And I think the first indication [of the reaction in the room] was the Wolf Blitzer joke, which to me was more tongue in cheek than anything else, you know? I think it came off harsher than how I had initially intended it. It seemed like a hard comment, but I really meant it more roasty. Show More Summary
Just ahead of last weekend's White House Correspondents' Dinner, a gathering of another sort took place. Women from around the country came together at the Library of Congress to commemorate the launch of the Black Women and Girls Caucus, the first caucus to discuss the issues affecting black women and ... More »
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Fox host Howard Kurtz was all about denigrating the White House Correspondents’ dinner last night… except for the three Donald Trump supporters whom he called “the real stars” of the night. Kurtz started his summary of the evening with...Show More Summary
We are having what can be considered one of the blackest years on record. Larry Wilmore dropping the n-word at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner is peak blackness no matter which side of the appropriate aisle you sit on. In fact,...Show More Summary
Coverage of The White House Correspondents Dinner gave CNN a decisive Saturday win in total viewers and A25-54.
CNN ranked No. 1 in the news demo among cable news networks in primetime last week, Monday through Sunday. That makes it three consecutive wins, which CNN has accomplished just three times in the past 15 years. CNN’s coverage of the White House Correspondents’ Dinner – President Barack Obama’s last and likely Larry Wilmore’s too – ranked No. Show More Summary
Most-watched Correspondents' Dinner in years.
Every year, the White House correspondents’ dinner draws more than a few “huh?” guests — those of-the-moment scene stealers whose presence at the black-tie affair is meant to draw eyeballs and make headlines. Remember when Sanjaya showed up? Do you even remember who Sanjaya is? Kim Kardashian (before she broke the Internet)? And JC Chasez? But […]
Larry Wilmore wants to correct to those who thought he called President Barack Obama "nr" at the White House Correspondents' Dinner on Saturday. A lot of people, both black and white, disagreed with Wilmore using the word to describe the president, including Piers Morgan. Show More Summary
In a new interview, Larry Wilmore reflects on his big night hosting the White House Correspondents Dinner and responds to the haters who couldnt handle his humor.
By Margaret Huang, interim executive director of Amnesty International USA This year's White House Correspondents Dinner included one notable new guest who was absent from the previous year's proceedings. Last year, President Obama paid...Show More Summary
We've seen a string of showstopping looks from the first lady, Michelle Obama, in recent days, starting with the daring Givenchy gown she wore to Saturday's White House Correspondents' Dinner. She also pulled out another perfect-for-Spring Narciso Rodriguez dress at a White House event. Michelle joined forces with Dr. Show More Summary
Following up on his hilarious valediction at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, President Obama has shared a slapstick video showing the boozy, golf-filled days that lie in wait as his presidency comes to an end. The video opens...Show More Summary
“Nightly Show” host Larry Wilmore has a clarification to make about his comedic performance at the White House correspondents’ dinner. It’s about the most controversial moment of his monologue, its penultimate line. Closing the barb-filled spiel with a more heartfelt reflection on the significance of having a black president, Wilmore ended the speech with a tribute […]
by Margaret Huang, interim executive director of Amnesty International USA This year's White House Correspondents' Dinner included one notable new guest who was absent from the previous year's proceedings. Last year, President ObamaShow More Summary
Wilmore was criticized for using the n-word in his Correspondents' Dinner speech