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Michelle Wolf will be the host of this year’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner on April 28.
“I’m delighted to announce ‘Nice Lady’ Michelle Wolf as our featured entertainer this year,” said Margaret Talev, president of the White House Correspondents’ Association.
Talev added: “Our dinner honors the First Amendment and strong, independent journalism. Her embrace of these values and her truth-to-power style make her a great friend to the WHCA. Her Pennsylvania roots, stints on Wall Street and in science and self-made, feminist edge make her the right voice now.”
The Daily Show With Trevor Noah contributor is a rising star in the industry; she is set to host her own weekly show on Netflix, which is billed as a break from the seriousness of late-night comedy. The 32-year-old comic also worked on Late Night With Seth Meyers.
It remains unclear if President Trump will attend the dinner, an annual event. Trump snubbed last year’s dinner, the first of his presidency, with some speculating he couldn’t take the jabs that would be thrown his way. Major media outlets that have hosted annual WHCD-themed parties the evening of the event, including Vanity Fair, The New Yorker and Bloomberg, canceled glitzy galas last year.
Wolf will be the fifth woman to ever host, following in the footsteps of Cecily Strong, Wanda Sykes, Paula Poundstone and Elayne Boosler, who previously served as emcees of the D.C. event.
Last year’s dinner was hosted by fellow Daily Show contributor Hasan Minhaj, who quipped of the president during his remarks, “We’ve got to address the elephant that’s not in the room. The leader of our country is not here. And that’s because he lives in Moscow.”
Wolf is repped by UTA, Dixon Talent and Hansen Jacobson.
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