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Samantha Bee on the Red Carpet at Full Frontal With Samantha Bee's Not The White House Correspondents' Dinner

Happy Nerd Prom. Check out Circa's live coverage of the black-tie events.


Despite some unorthodox changes to this year's White House Correspondents Dinner--dubbed "Nerd Prom" by some--Saturday's black-tie events are expected to go on as planned, just without the president. 

Circa's social media editor, Dan Milano, is here to give you an inside look at Samantha Bee's "Not the White House Correspondents Dinner" as well as the annual White House Correspondents Dinner taking place in Washington, D.C.

WATCH | Late-night TV host Samantha Bee scheduled an alternative event.

She created the event after President Trump had tweeted that he would be boycotting this year's White House Correspondents Dinner--a glitzy, but oddball, event where members of the White House press corps, celebrities and politicians mingle for a night of toasts, with plenty of roasts.

No president since Ronald Reagan in 1981 has declined an invitation of the event. 

Check out the event's red carpet.

So who's attending? Celebrities such as Alysia Reiner of "Orange Is The New Black," Retta of "Parks and Recreation" and Matt Walsh of "Veep" were expected at her after-party.

Bee said she hopes to use the event as a way to celebrate the press which has frequently been badgered by the 45th-commander-in-chief. 

"We care deeply about [the press]. For God's sake, we could not do our show if things were more restricted. So, boy, nobody needs press freedom more than we do," she said in a Saturday interview. 

Happy Nerd Prom. Check out Circa's live coverage of the black-tie events.

WATCH | Will Ferrell made a cameo appearance as George W. Bush.

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