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Larry Wilmore, host of “The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore” on Comedy Central, hosts this year’s White House Correspondents Dinner in Washington.
Larry Wilmore, host of “The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore” on Comedy Central, hosts this year’s White House Correspondents Dinner in Washington. Comedy Central

The White House Correspondents Dinner happens Saturday night, broadcast on CSPAN (6 p.m.), CNN (7 p.m.) and MSNBC (9 p.m.). Do yourself a favor and catch it on MSNBC, or record one of the others and fast-forward to President Obama’s speech, which is always hilarious, and host Larry Wilmore’s speech that follows. The rest of it will be painfully boring.

Wilmore, host of “The Nightly Show” on Comedy Central, promises to skewer Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump pretty hard, so take note. Trump (subject of many birther jokes at the 2011 event, which he attended) has said he will not attend.

All the presidents since Reagan have attended the White House Correspondents' Dinner each year of their presidency - but some are much better at comedy than others. Political Editor - and former president of the White House Correspondents' Associa

Other highlights

  • Showtime debuts its third season of the Frankenstein drama “Penny Dreadful” on Sunday (10 p.m.).
  • On Monday, “My Nazi Legacy” (10 p.m., UNC-TV) is an Independent Lens documentary in which two men explore the characters of their fathers, who were responsible for thousands of deaths during World War II.
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