There’s always a joker in the room.
At the annual White House Correspondents’ Association dinner, an increasingly star-studded affair, late-night comedians traditionally have served up jokes from the head table — competing with the scripted humor of the president of the United States.
This year, Joel McHale, star of the NBC television series, “Community,” will provide the entertainment for a ballroom full of journalists, politicians and Hollywooders.
“He’s sharp, funny, and just the type of comic who can navigate the unique challenge of our dinner, making fun of Democrats, Republicans and especially the news media,” says Steve Thomma, president of the association and a White House reporter for McClatchy Newspapers. “Washington can use a little good-natured ribbing.”
The dinner is May 3.
McHale’s show is enjoying its fifth season. He also serves as a satirist for E’s “The Soup.”
And he recently finished work in Jerry Bruckheimer’s forthcoming “Deliver Us From Evil.”
Sounds like the perfect creds for this crowd.
— Joel McHale (@joelmchale) February 13, 2014