White House Correspondents Dinner: Colin Jost to Roast President Biden

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As the longtime co-anchor of “Weekend Update” on Saturday Night Live, Colin Jost has made plenty of jokes about President Biden. But this weekend, Jost gets to make these jokes directly to President Biden.

The annual White House Correspondents Dinner – aka the White Tie event where a comedian roasts the staff of the White House, the press that covers them, and the Commander in Chief – takes place Saturday, April 27. Here are all the details, including where to watch the WHCD on DISH. Not a DISH subscriber? Use this link to find the DISH package that’s right for you!


When is the White House Correspondents Dinner?

White House Correspondents Dinner takes place Saturday, April 27 at 8:00pm ET. According to Deadline, live coverage will be available on the following news channels:

  • MSNBC: Live coverage begins at 6:00pm ET, followed by a special episode of Ayman, with host Ayman Mohyeldin, who will then anchor coverage of the event live beginning at 8:00pm ET.
  • CNN: CNN News Central’s John Berman and Sara Sidner will kick off coverage beginning at 7:00pm ET. Laura Coates and Harry Enten will have interviews from the red carpet, while S.E. Cupp, Scott Jennings, Van Jones, Cari Champion and Van Lathan provide commentary of the event.
  • Fox News: Deadline reports that “Fox News Channel’s Jimmy Failla will host Fox News Saturday Night from the WHCD red carpet from 9-11 p.m. ET/ 6-8 p.m. PT.” 


Who is Hosting the White House Correspondents Dinner?

In February, it was announced that Colin Jost would host this year’s event. President Biden, First Lady Dr. Jill Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris and Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff are all expected to attend, as will Jost’s wife, actress Scarlett Johansson.


Where is the White House Correspondents Dinner Held?

The event is typically held at the massive ballroom at the Washington Hilton. The Daily Show’s Roy Wood Jr. hosted last year’s dinner, with former Daily Show host Trevor Noah preceding him in 2022. Due to the pandemic, the event was not held in 2021, and former President Trump did not hold any during his four years in office.