When Donald Trump first burst into the political arena in 2010 with his claims that President Obama was not born in this country, many people did not take him seriously. One comedian at the White House Correspondents Dinner in 2011 stated, "I heard Donald Trump is running for President as a Republican. Show More Summary
“I really do respect the press,” President Barack Obama joked at the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner in 2013, shortly after his second successful election campaign. “I recognize that the press and I have different jobs to do. My job is to be president; your job is to keep me...
McKay Coppins has a long, enlightening and depressing read in BuzzFeed arguing with a lot of anecdotes that Donald Trump decided to run for President chiefly out of a combination of spite and a Fredo Corleone-like hunger for respect....Show More Summary
During his throat clearing at the 2011 White House Correspondents dinner in Washington, D.C., comedian Seth Meyers delivered a prophetic critique of the political ambitions of Donald J. Trump. The mogul, touting a run in the 2012 race,...Show More Summary
Well, that didn’t take long at all. Little more than a year after accidentally confirming their relationship via the 2015 White House Correspondents Dinner guest list and later putting their coupledom on full display at the state dinner in honor of Japan, singer Ciara and Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson have tied the knot. The pair […]
The Radio & Television Correspondents Dinner is the lower-profile cousin of the White House Correspondent's Dinner, but the speech that comedian and The Daily Show contributor Hasan Minhaj gave last night ought receive a lot of attention. Minhaj lambasted Congress...
After Seth Meyers made Donald Trump a target of scathing jokes in his monologue at the 2011 White House Correspondents’ dinner (sample: “Trump has been saying that he will run for president as a Republican — which is surprising because I just assumed he was running as a joke.”), the real estate mogul had no […]
We had a jam-packed May — the White House Correspondents’ dinner, the Met Gala, and Cannes, all crammed into the first 20 days or so — and so this look back is, like Herbie before it, fully loaded. Read More...
In May 2011, reporters swarmed Donald Trump as he exited the Hyatt in Washington, DC, after the White House Correspondents' Dinner. Many wanted a response from Trump, who had just watched President Barack Obama deliver jokes that night...Show More Summary
How and when black people use the N-word has been a point of contention forever, as we saw most recently with Larry Wilmore at the 2016 White House Correspondents' Dinner. Oprah is notoriously not a fan, to the point where she doesn't allow anyone to use the word in her ... More »
The Young Turks' Cenk Uygur has good reason to believe Wilmore has been blacklisted. At the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, Larry Wilmore roasted everyone in the press—particularly CNN. “In fact, the room was very uncomfortable because...Show More Summary
If you watched the White House Correspondents Dinner this year you saw a constant theme: Poking fun at CNN. There were jokes that caused Don Lemon to give comedian Larry Wilmore the finger and President Barack Obama talking about transitions, like the one Jake Tapper had to make when he “left...
CANNES — Not content with stealing the show at the “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” press tour and last month’s White House Correspondents Dinner, Carrie Fisher’s French bulldog Gary Fisher took Cannes by storm on Saturday night, patiently posing for the paparazzi on the red carpet before the world premiere of “Bright Lights: Starring Carrie […]
Last year, President Obama delivered his speech at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner with his “anger translator,” who interjected punchy insults between the president’s staid remarks. The routine culminated with Obama growing so agitated discussing climate change — “Miami floods on a sunny day, and instead of doing anything about ... More »
The prime minister of Denmark, Lars Løkke Rasmussen, got the biggest laughs of the evening at the Nordic state dinner Friday, prompting President Obama to declare that they’d found the host of next year’s White House correspondents’ dinner. “The first time you invited me into the Oval Office, Mr. President, you said that Denmark is punching above […]
As a physician who has spent my career in academia doing biomedical research and taking care of patients, I don't have much time to watch television. However, I regarded the eighth Obama White House Correspondents Association dinnerShow More Summary
The president used his last White House Correspondence dinner to do something that some saw coming but the majority did not. Towards the end of his speech, he pulled a copycat trick out of his "sleeves." In his parting words, he "stole"...Show More Summary
Larry Wilmore pulled no punches during his monologue at last week's White House Correspondents Dinner. Standing less than 10 ft. away from President Obama, Wilmore compared the shooting ability of Stephan Curry's 'long range bombs' to...Show More Summary
Last week we saw the final White House Correspondents Dinner—or “Nerd Prom” as some refer to it—for the last year of the Obama presidency. Following that gala event, many couches have been fainted upon (by those who remain irony andShow More Summary
Larry Wilmore faced off with Al Sharpton on MSNBC this morning after the reverend publicly expressed his distaste with Wilmore's n-word remark to President Obama at the White House Correspondents Dinner.