White House Correspondents’ Dinner Live Stream 2016: Watch WHCD Online!
The 2016 White House Correspondents’ Dinner takes place on Saturday, and Gossip Cop has a live stream!
Larry Wilmore is hosting this year’s event, which brings together politicians and celebrities with the journalists who cover them. Held at the Washington Hilton in Washington, D.C., the White House Press Association is breaking its usual barrier and mingling with not just President Obama, but also celebrities ranging from Will Smith to Kendall Jenner. All will be treated to a lavish dinner, making for one of the most glamorous non-Hollywood gatherings of the year.
And while the annual celebration dates back to 1920, invitations have become increasingly coveted in recent years. Stars are invited by media outlets, and media outlets in attendance are those which are part of the White House press corps. As the main entertainment, Wilmore is following in the footsteps of Cecily Strong (2015), Joel McHale (2014), Conan O’Brien (2013), and Jimmy Kimmel (2012).
Wilmore, of course, is best known for “The Nightly Show,” which succeeded “The Colbert Report.” Stephen Colbert actually hosted as his conservative alter-ego at the 2006 event during George W. Bush’s presidency. As this is now the last WHCD of President Obama’s term, the evening have a more special feel. That said, don’t expect Wilmore, or Obama himself, to hold back on the pointed jokes.
The live stream is slated to begin at p.m. EST, and Gossip Cop will have coverage of both speeches.