TONIGHT: Nerd Prom, AKA White House Correspondents' Association Dinner

Tonight is the annual White House Correspondents' Association Dinner, otherwise known as “nerd prom.” You can watch all the insidery beltway media festivities on CSPAN - check local listings for time and channel.

For those of you on Twitter, folks will be tweeting all night under a few hashtags: #nerdprom, #whca and #whcd. I'll be at a few parties and you can follow me @KarlFrisch.

It will be interesting to see what news comes out of tonight's dinner. You may recall in 2006 how Stephen Colbert, the night's comedic entertainment, was roundly criticized for being too “tough” on President Bush. Some even said he didn't bring much laughter to the room -- I was there and my perception was a bit different... everyone seemed to love Colbert at least until the following Monday when the media finger wagging began. Of course some in the media chose to ignore Colbert entirely.

For those of you who missed it, I present to you Stephen Colbert's remarks via YouTube in three parts.

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Part 2 of 3

Part 3 of 3