“The Soup” star Joel McHale will follow in the footsteps of Conan O’Brien, Jimmy Kimmel and other comedians as he takes on the role of White House Correspondents’ Dinner host.
McHale, who is known for his snarky sense of humor and acerbic approach to entertainment news on his E! program, will emcee the annual dinner on Saturday, May 3.
The soiree is traditionally attended by the President and first lady and many members of the press. In past years, the event has featured many notable celebrities including Kim Kardashian, Katy Perry, Michael J. Fox and Sofía Vergara.
“We’re thrilled that Joel will headline the dinner when we celebrate our centennial,” White House Correspondents’ Association president Steven Thomma said. “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.”