Larry Wilmore, host of Comedy Central’s “The Nightly Show,” is expected to emcee the White House Correspondents’ Dinner next year, the association announced in a news release Wednesday.
“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,” Carol Lee,
president of the White House Correspondents’ Association, said in the release.
The dinner is scheduled for April 30, 2016.
Wilmore responded to the announcement on Twitter:
I’m beyond excited for this!
Larry Wilmore to host White House Correspondents’ dinner https://t.co/d0YB7VkUEH
— Larry Wilmore (@larrywilmore) December 16, 2015