Larry Wilmore to Headline 2016 White House Correspondents’ Dinner
Wilmore, host of Comedy Central’s The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore, booked his own late-night show after appearing for several years on The Daily Show With Jon Stewart.
Larry Wilmore is headlining the White House Correspondent’s dinner this year, the WHCA announces
— Sam Stein (@samsteinhp) December 16, 2015
In a statement, president of the White House Correspondents’ Association Carol Lee said “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.”
The Correspondent’s Dinner — affectionately dubbed “nerd prom” — has booked major headliners in recent years, including Cecily Strong, Seth Myers, and Joe McHale. President Barack Obama has participated in the event since every year since he took office, often mocking himself and the press corp during his speech.
Watch President Obama’s remarks at the 2015 White House Press Correspondent’s Dinner above, via Youtube.
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