Another year, another White House correspondents’ dinner. You can witness all the weirdness that is this annual Hollywood-Washington mash-up: President Obama performs a stand-up routine. A celebrity host (this year, “Saturday Night Live’s” Cecily Strong) makes fun of everyone. Spot various actors from “Scandal” with politicians and wondering what on earth they could possibly be talking about.
Make no mistake, it’s probably way better to watch the whole thing from your couch instead of being in the jam-packed Washington Hilton. Here’s everything you need to know:
When does it start?
C-SPAN kicks off with red carpet coverage at 6 p.m., where they will probably not mistake Taylor Schilling for Amy Poehler this year. Expect the dinner to start around 7:30 p.m. Obama will likely give his speech in the 10 p.m. hour, with Strong going on stage shortly after.
Where can I watch?
The Post will be livestreaming the dinner and speeches starting around 7:30 p.m. Head to our homepage to watch and keep up with our blog of live updates.
You can also watch on C-SPAN, either on TV or on their livestream — the channel will be airing full coverage from 6 p.m. to midnight.
CNN picks up coverage at 7 p.m. through the end of the dinner.
Fox News Channel has live coverage from 9 to 11 p.m.
MSNBC airs a pre-show online starting at 6:30 p.m., and on TV, the network starts airing the dinner at 9 p.m.
What if I’m out and I miss it and forget to set my DVR?
We’ve got you covered! The Washington Post will have full coverage from brunches, the dinner, the speeches and all the cool kid after-parties. We will also have video highlights, as well as transcripts of Obama and Strong’s respective stand-up routines.
C-SPAN will re-air the highlights of the event from midnight to 1 a.m., while CNN also has another showing from 11:30 p.m. to 2 a.m.
What about all the after-parties?
While not televised, The Post will cover all the events to track down the best VIP sightings — check the Reliable Source blog for all the details.
Which celebrities will be there?
Here’s a complete list of movie and TV stars, but look for ABC shows to have a big presence: Cast members from “Modern Family,” “black-ish,” “Nashville” and “Scandal” will all be in attendance.