Larry Wilmore to Host 2016 White House Correspondents’ Dinner

Annual event in Washington, D.C. takes place on April 30 next year

Last Updated: December 16, 2015 @ 9:50 AM

Larry Wilmore is following in other Comedy Central personalities’ footsteps by hosting the 2016 White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner.

Carol Lee, the president of the White House Correspondents’ Association, announced on Wednesday that the “Nightly Show” host would take the podium in Washington, D.C. on April 30.

“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,” Lee said.

Previous comedians who’ve taken on the task of roasting the media, government and political figures at the annual event include Cecily Strong, Joel McHale, Conan O’Brien, Jimmy Kimmel, Seth Meyers, Jay Leno and Wanda Sykes.

As usual, expect President Obama to show off his own comedic timing, as the Commander in Chief has made it a ritual to perform his own stand-up routine.

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