Joel McHale to headline White House Correspondents' Dinner
Updated On: Feb 14 2014 01:34:26 PM CST
Comedian Joel McHale will be the featured entertainer at this year's White House Correspondents' Dinner, the group announced Friday.
McHale is best known as host of E!'s satire show "The Soup" and star of NBC's comedy "Community."
The dinner, where the President traditionally delivers his own comedic routine, will be held May 3.
The 2013 headliner was late night host Conan O'Brien. Jimmy Kimmel hosted the year before.
"We're thrilled that Joel will headline the dinner when we celebrate our centennial," said Steven Thomma, president of the White House Correspondents Association, which hosts the annual event.
"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."
McHale also confirmed the news via Twitter, taking a swipe at Washington politics ahead of the event:
"My material will be equally offensive to all & over within 30 min - just like a Congressional work year."
"I hope my wife clears the Secret Service background check. I don't want to embarrass her, but she has A LOT of priors. #WHCD"
"This is very cool & the website to apply to host it worked perfectly RT @politico: Joel hosts White House Corr Dinner"
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