Larry Wilmore to Host the 2016 White House Correspondents’ Dinner
The Nightly Show’s Larry Wilmore just landed another big TV gig. The White House Correspondents’ Association revealed today that Wilmore has officially signed on to host next year’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner, which will take place on Saturday, April 30th. “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,” said WHCA president Carol Lee. “We are thrilled that Larry has accepted our invitation to be the featured comedian at our annual dinner, which will be the last during the Obama White House.” Recent WHCD hosts include Cecily Strong, Joel McHale, Conan O’Brien, Jimmy Kimmel, and Seth Meyers.