Mar 30

List of Previous Talent: From Sykes to Nixon’s “Disneyland Golden Horseshoe Review”

Timeline of WHCD Performances From Wikipedia

1945:Performers included Frank SinatraDanny ThomasJimmy DuranteFanny Brice and Danny Kaye.

1969: President Richard Nixon personally requested the Disneyland Golden Horseshoe Revue.


Wally Boagpecosbill from Golden Horseshoe Revue

1976:The dinner featured Bob Hope as emcee and Chevy Chase.[10] When President Ford rose to speak, he “accidentally” caught a tablecloth in his trousers, causing silverware to fall in Chase’s lap. He also pretended to trip as he approached the podium, flinging pages he was carrying into the audience—he then began his speech with “Good evening. I’m Gerald Ford and you’re not” (a reference to Chase’s catchphrase from Weekend Update

1985: Rich Little and President Ronald Reagan in a dual press conference skit.

1988: Yakov Smirnoff

1993Elayne Boosler

1994: Al Franken

1995:Conan O’Brien

1996:Al Franken

1997:Norm Macdonald

1998:Ray Romano

1999:Aretha Franklin, entertainment (NBC’s Brian Williams in skit)

2000: Outgoing President Bill Clinton mocked himself in the short film President Clinton: Final Days, which depicted him as a lonely man closing down a nearly-deserted White House, riding a bicycle, and learning about the Internet with the help of actor Mike Maronna as his character “Stuart”.

2001: Darrell Hammond and Survivor spoof

2002: Drew Carey (singer Ozzy Osbourne also attended)

2003:Ray Charles, entertainment

2004: Jay Leno

2005: Cedric the Entertainer, plus some jokes by First Lady Laura Bush

2006:  Stephen Colbert at the 2006 White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner

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