Community's Joel McHale to Host the 100th White House Correspondents' Dinner

Joel McHale Host White House DinnerCommunity cut-up/The Soup snarkmaster general Joel McHale has been tapped to riff on all things Washington as host of the 100th annual White House Correspondents’ Dinner, to be held Saturday, May 3 and broadcast on C-SPAN.

Recent WHCD emcees have included Conan O’Brien, Jimmy Kimmel, Seth Meyers and Jay Leno.

“We’re thrilled that Joel will headline the dinner when we celebrate our centennial,” White House Correspondents’ Association president Steven Thomma said in a statement. “He’s sharp, funny, and just the type of comic who can navigate the unique challenge of our dinner, making fun of Democrats, Republicans and especially the news media. Washington can use a little good-natured ribbing.”

Proceeds from the annual dinner — which has increasingly become a celeb-studded affair — go toward scholarships and awards that recognize aspiring and accomplished journalists.

Who do you think make for easier targets: Kardashians, or politicians?

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  1. The Agreer says:


  2. Eddie says:

    He is so funny, I’ll watch – I just hope it’s better than his last hosting gig (can’t remember the name, something to do with either Tech/gaming)

  3. Angela says:

    Man, first Stephen Colbert, then Craig Ferguson, now Joel McHale? This dinner has good taste in comedians :D! Makes me wish I could go.
    Very cool news-will have to remember to check C-SPAN that day and catch this. As for the question at the end of the article-politicians. The reality folks will come and go, but we’ll always, always have stupid politicians to mock :p. Plus, it’s better to call out people who actually hold the country’s fate in its hands.

  4. TV Gord says:

    Wow, that’s an unexpected choice! Great choice, but unexpected! I’ll be waiting for my invite! “Waiter, I’ll have The Soup and a hearty dish of Chat Stew, please!” :-)

  5. John Smith says:


    This is the ***first*** step towards McHale replacing Letterman as host of “The Late Show.”

    NBC should have put him on “Late Night” instead of Seth Meyers because McHale ultimately will be the next King of 11:30.

    Unfortunately, NBC is now the Lorne Michaels Network.

  6. Ruth Stryker says:

    I hope it will be televised. Not
    easy to find that out.

    • Matt Webb Mitovich says:

      C-SPAN traditionally televises the WHCD… as it says in first graf.

      • Ruth Stryker says:

        Last year finally got a good tel# for C-Span. Was told it is not always televised except in presidential election years. C-Span themselves had trouble coming up with the answer.