Saturday Night Live's Colin Jost has been announced as the featured headliner at this year's White House Correspondents' Dinner this coming April as unveiled by the White House Correspondents' Association earlier this morning. The annual dinner where the President, First Lady, & senior government officials gather to poke some fun at various media outlets.
Jost currently serves as the Weekend Update co-anchor, alongside comedian & cast-mate Michael Che, and has been sitting behind the desk since 2014 taking over for Seth Meyers in his transition from SNL to the NBC Late Night Desk. Jost also serves as a writer on the show & has been making audiences laugh since joining in 2005.
What they're saying about Colin Jost hosting this year's White House Correspondents' Dinner.
Kelly O’Donnell, president of the White House Correspondents’ Association and NBC News Senior White House Correspondent, shared her excitement about this year's headliners saying “Colin Jost knows how to make Saturday nights funny, and I am thrilled Colin will be live from the nation’s capital as the headline entertainer for this year’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner."
“His sharp insights perfectly meet this remarkable time of divided politics, and a presidential campaign careening toward a rematch. His smart brand of comedy and keen observation will turn up the heat on the national news media and across the political spectrum. A night of laughs and reflections as our dinner honors freedom of the press as a cornerstone of American democracy,” O’Donnell said. “I am beyond excited to welcome one of NBC’s brightest stars to one of Washington’s greatest traditions.”
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When is this year's White House Correspondents' Dinner?
This year's event is set to take place live in Washington, D.C. (not New York) Saturday, April 27.