Must See TV: White House Correspondents Dinner Saturday
A DVR alert for C-SPAN? Yes :). One of the funniest TV shows each year is the White House Correspondents Association dinner every April on C-SPAN. It starts at 8 p.m. Saturday on C-SPAN.
Craig Ferguson is the entertainer this year. In the past, Leno, Colbert and Cedric the Entertainer have done the dinner. (We'll forget the year Imus did it.) Usually the funniest stuff is when the president does/orchestrates some schtick. One year Bush did a routine with Bush look-alike Frank Caliendo translating the remarks. It was hilarious. Another year Laura Bush told George to sit down, and she did a stand-up routine. She killed. In Clinton's last year, he did a terrific video about the boredom of his final days in office (written by the "Everybody Loves Raymond" writers). Leno came on after that Clinton video, and praised Clinton's comedic skills.
Set the VCR for 8 p.m. Saturday. You can fast-forward through all the arrivals in the foyer and the boring awards, then enjoy Ferguson's routines... and probably laugh harder at whatever self-deprecating routine Bush cooks up for the dinner.