Willie and Korie Robertson score an invite to D.C.'s comedy event of the year, courtesy of the Christian Broadcasting Network
The White House Correspondents' Dinner has just gotten a lot hairier.
"Duck Dynasty" stars Willie and Korie Robertson are attending the event as guests of CBN News, the news arm of the Christian Broadcasting Network, founded by televangelist Pat Robertson, CBN said Wednesday.
CBN has also invited former Green Bay Packers wide receiver/"Dancing With the Stars" alum Donald Driver and his wife Betina, along with Patrick and Gina Neely, who host the Food Network offering "Down Home With the Neelys."
In a release issued Wednesday, CBN Washington bureau chief Robin Mazyck — who'll join the guests at the dinner, along with CBN White House correspondent Jennifer Wishon — hailed the Robertsons' "big hearts" and willingness to "share … their Christian faiths with others."
“CBN is honored to be hosting these distinguished guests,” Mazyck said in a press release. “These couples — the Robertsons, Drivers and Neelys — they have big hearts, they are happy to share their time, their talents and their Christian faith with others. We look forward to a fantastic evening.”
This year, the event, which is held annually by the White House Correspondents' Association, will be held Saturday, with Conan O'Brien headlining the dinner.
"Duck Dynasty" — which chronicles the backwoods shenanigans of the Robertson family, who made a fortune by manufacturing duck calls — has been a tremendous hit for A&E. The Season 3 premiere of the series in February drew 8.6 million total viewers, setting a record for the network. (The season airs its finale Wednesday night.)