White House Correspondents Dinner

Larry Wilmore to Host 2016 White House Correspondents' Dinner

The White House Correspondents’ Association has decided to keep it 100, tapping Larry Wilmore of Comedy’s Central’s The Nightly Show to host its annual Washington-meets-Hollywood soiree in 2016, Politico reports.

As always, the White House Correspondents’ Association dinner — most recently hosted by Cecily Strong in 2015 and Joel McHale in 2014 — will be broadcast live on C-SPAN, though a date has not yet been announced for the 2016 affair.

“Larry’s edgy, even provocative, brand of humor means he’s certainly up to the task of skewering politicians of all ideological stripes, and we don’t expect the nation’s news media to escape unscathed, either,” WHCA President Carol Lee, a White House correspondent for The Wall Street Journal, said in a statement. “We are thrilled that Larry has accepted our invitation to be the featured comedian at our annual dinner, which will be the last during the Obama White House.”

Added Wilmore on Twitter, “I’m beyond excited for this!”

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  1. Mr. Tran K says:

    What an amazing year for Larry Wilmore as host of The Nightly Show on Comedy Central. #KeepIt100

  2. Rob Horine says:

    Another unfunny ‘comic’ to host the WHCD. Since he tends to attack republicans, I guess that’s all that for the democrats need to know.

  3. danoregon says:

    Oh, I think I’ll set the DVR right now. Should be good.

  4. jessy says:

    Go, Larry! I wasn’t sure what to expect when Stephen left us, but I’ve really enjoyed his show!