The Late Movies: Correspondents' Dinners Past

Mario Marsicano

By now you've probably seen video of Saturday night's White House Correspondents' Dinner. Well, let's take a look at a few highlights from recent years.

First Lady Laura Bush warmed up the crowd for Cedric the Entertainer in 2005 (she takes the podium around 1:20).

Craig Ferguson was the featured speaker in 2008. Here's Part One...

...and Part Two.

Here's President Bush in 2007.

Stephen Colbert roasted George W. Bush in 2006 "“ Part One...

...Part Two...

...and Part Three.

YouTube doesn't have a great selection of pre-2004 Correspondents' Dinners, but C-SPAN has the last dozen years available on their video site. Here's the entire 1998 dinner, featuring Ray Romano (his act starts around the 50:00 mark).

And Jon Stewart in 1997 (scroll to 30:00).

If you're dying to see Conan O'Brien's 1995 performance or Al Franken's 1994 routine, you'll have to shell out $29.95 or $44.95 respectively. If you want to see Yakov Smirnoff's epic 1988 show, however, you're out of luck.

And for those who missed it, here's President Obama on Saturday. Part One...

...and Part Two.