The White House Correspondents Dinner is upon us and SNL star Kenan Thompson is set to host the event.
Thompson is set to host the event, while comedian Hasan Minhaj will be the featured entertainer for the evening. The popular event serves as the sole spotlight on relations between the media and the White House.
“Kenan and Hasan are two of the most engaged and engaging entertainers in America. I’m thrilled they’ll help us celebrate the role of a free press in our democracy,” said Jonathan Karl, president of the White House Correspondents Association and chief White House correspondent for ABC News. “We’re looking forward to a lively evening honoring the most important political journalism of the past year.”
There was no immediate word on whether President Donald Trump, who has broken a tradition of the President of the United States attending the event, would participate this year.