President Obama will make his final White House Correspondents Dinner appearance tonight, which will be carried by CSPAN and all the cable news channels. Larry Wilmore (“The Nightly Show”) is the comedian who has to follow him. That used to be a much better spot before the Clinton, Bush, and Obama administrations hired an entire staff of clever people to write the presidential routines and put them on par with any late-nighter’s monologue. The game tonight will be to score who gets in the better lines about Donald Trump.
While we’re on the subject, here’s my memory of the time I attended that event many years ago.