Community 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?