Kenan Thompson to Bring Humor Back to White House Correspondents’ Dinner
The ‘Saturday Night Live’ cast member will host the prestigious event honoring political journalists, while funnyman Hasan Minhaj has been tapped to provide the entertainment.
AceShowbiz -“Saturday Night Live“‘s Kenan Thompson is to host America’s White House Correspondents Association’s (WHCA) annual dinner.
The prestigious event honouring U.S. political journalists has traditionally featured comedians joking with reporters, invited guests, and the President, but incumbent Donald Trump has skipped the event for the past three years.
After turning to historian Ron Chernow to host a more serious edition in 2019, WHCA chiefs announced humour will return in 2020, with Thompson hosting and funnyman Hasan Minhaj the featured entertainer.
“Kenan and Hasan are two of the most engaged and engaging entertainers in America. I’m thrilled they’ll help us celebrate the role of a free press in our democracy,” ABC News’ Jonathan Karl, the WHCA’s President said in a press release. “We’re looking forward to a lively evening honoring the most important political journalism of the past year.”
Stephen Colbert, Seth Meyers, Conan O’Brien, Wanda Sykes, and Larry Wilmore are among the stars who have hosted the event, which in recent years has poked fun at President Trump’s administration’s frosty relations with White House reporters.
Trump was also memorably mocked to his face by then President Obama at the event in 2011 over his support for the ‘birther’ movement that claimed he wasn’t born in the U.S.
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