The big event doesn’t start until 8 p.m. Saturday, but C-SPAN is providing live coverage from the red carpet at the White House Correspondents Dinner. The dinner is well known as #nerdprom, and the nerd factor was given a huge boost with the arrival of Carrie Fisher and her dates: Tom Hiddleston, and Fisher’s dog Gary.

One of the two was briefly on a leash but was let loose to run around and pose for photos.

To be fair, you can’t see his face in that shot.

Who doesn’t know Gary? He even has his own Twitter account, @Gary_TheDog.

Really, really nice table scraps?