While the real White House Correspondents Dinner should be the talk of the town in Washington D.C., there’s a rival even that plans on upstaging it. Samantha Bee, the host of TBS’ Full Frontal With Samantha Bee, is hosting her own event, appropriately called the Not The White House Correspondents Dinner. The event will air on TBS, beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET. Read on for a preview and to find out how you can watch it online without cable or satellite.
The event is taking place this afternoon, with the taped and censored version airing on TBS.
For those who do not have a cable subscription, but still want to see it, TBS will later stream an uncensored version of the event on Twitter. Just click here to find the stream of the event, which begins at 11 p.m. ET.
Although the event airs at the same time as the real White House Corresnpondents Dinner, The Washington Post reports that the guest list will include Keegan-Michael Key, Kal Penn, Gloria Steinem, Damon Lindelof, Rachel Bloom, Padma Lakshmi, Matt Walsh and Max Weinberg. Comedians Retta, Jessica Williams, Jordan Carlos and Janelle James will also be there. Elvis Costello will perform at the after-party.
CNN reports that there will be a “special guest” whose name still hasn’t been announced.
Although Bee insists that her event will be different from the real WHCD, she wanted to keep it a secret in her Vulture interview. However, she said she didn’t really want to turn the whole event into an anti-Trump roast.
“[Full Frontal] obviously takes a position. Anyone can see it from week to week, so that is out there for anyone to behold,” Bee told Vulture. “But this really is, for us, a celebration of the journalism that makes our show possible. So we are just here to celebrate the freedom of the press, for as long as we have it. Hopefully we’ll have it forever.”
Bee also told Vulture that she doesn’t think this will be a regular thing. After all, it will be harder for her to take the spotlight from the real dinner next year if President Donald Trump does show up in 2018 as he promised Reuters. Trump isn’t attending this year’s dinner, which takes place as his administration reaches its 100th day.
SPECIAL DATE: Saturday, April 29, 2017
TIME: 10:00 p.m. ET
CHANNEL: TBS (To find out which channel TBS is for you, click here to go to TVGuide.com and change the “Provider” to your cable/satellite TV provider.)
EPISODE DESCRIPTION: “Samantha Bee hosts an alternative event to the official White House Correspondents’ Dinner. Proceeds from the gala benefit the Committee to Protect Journalists. From the DAR Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C.”