Give it up for the brown boy.
News broke this morning that comedian Hasan Minhaj has been tapped to host the White House Correspondents’ Dinner. We’ve seen him taking down political baddies on The Daily Show and IRL, so the Dinner should come easy to him.
“I am thrilled that Hasan will serve as our featured entertainer at this year’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner,” WHCA president and Reuters White House correspondent Jeff Mason said in a statement. “Hasan’s smarts, big heart and passion for press freedom make him the perfect fit for our event, which will be focused on the First Amendment and the importance of a robust and independent media.”
President Trump and his horde have already made it clear that they won’t be attending the event. Expect full, unabashed lampooning of the current administration in their absence.
“It is a tremendous honor to be a part of such a historic event even though the president has chosen not to attend this year. SAD!” Minhaj said in a statement. “Now more than ever, it is vital that we honor the First Amendment and the freedom of the press.”
The White House Correspondts’ Dinner will be held April 29 at the Hilton in Washington, D.C.