Stephen Colbert to Headline White House Correspondents Dinner

Posted on January 27, 2006

Stephen Colbert Update: See my critique of Stephen Colbert's performance here

Fishbowl DC reports that Stephen Colbert will be headlining the White House Correspondents Dinner.
Word out of the White House today, that the fake Bill O'Reilly will headline the White House Correspondents' Association dinner in April. Fresh off of making fun of the entire Washington punditocracy, the White House Correspondents Association will today announce that Stephen Colbert will be the head entertainer.

Last year, the dashing Stephen Colbert, then a mere Daily Show correspondent, was the guest of ABC News' Jake Tapper and sat through a not-very-well-received Lewis Black talk. This year Colbert had been courted by straightlaced competitor Jim Lehrer.
The main question to be answered is whether Colbert will appear in character as the blowhard rightwing, egomaniacal pundit from The Colbert Report and if he does, what will those in the audience who haven't seen the show think? This could be very funny, indeed.