On April 29, 2006, American humorist Stephen Colbert showed up as the included performer at the 2006 White House Correspondents' Association Dinner, which was held in Washington, D.C., at the Hilton Washington lodging. Colbert's execution, comprising of a 16-minute platform discourse and a 7-minute video introduction, was communicated live over the United States on the digital broadcasting companies C-SPAN and MSNBC. Standing a couple of feet from U.S. President George W. Bush, before a group of people of VIPs, lawmakers, and individuals from the White House Press Corps, Colbert conveyed a questionable, burning routine focusing on the president and the media.
Colbert's execution rapidly turned into an Internet and media sensation. Commentators commented on the amusingness of Colbert's execution, the political idea of his comments, and hypothesized with respect to whether there was a conceal by the media in the way the occasion was accounted for. James Poniewozik of Time noticed that regardless of whether one loved the discourse, it had turned into a "political-social touchstone issue of 2006 like whether you drive a half and half or utilize the term 'opportunity fries’. Tourists come here from all over the world with their family members and friends to experience this event.