Entertainment News | Trevor Noah to Host Next White House Correspondents’ Dinner

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Washington [US]Feb. 14 (ANI): Trevor Noah, host of ‘The Daily Show,’ will host the next White House Correspondents’ Association dinner when he returns on April 30.

According to Deadline, the event is set to return after a two-year absence, with the 2020 and 2021 dinners canceled due to COVID.

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US President Joe Biden is expected to attend the event, as was the tradition until President Donald Trump skipped dinner during his four-year presidency.

The WHCA, in announcing Noah, noted that this year’s dinner “will be WHCA’s first since 2019 and will provide the first opportunity since 2016 for the press and the president to share some laughs for a good cause.”

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Noah will also be hosting the Grammys this year, and he’s in the middle of a comedy tour, “Back to Abnormal.”

“Trevor is an incredible talent who makes us laugh and think four nights a week,” WHCA President Steve Portnoy said in a statement. He added, “We look forward to him helping us bring back our 100-year tradition in Washington ‘Return to Abnormal’.”

Even without Trump, the dinner continued to attract media and political insiders from Washington, but Hollywood personalities, a date that President Barack Obama attended, generally stayed away.

This year could see more showbiz figures, given Biden’s support from the industry in 2020 and Noah’s participation.

The last dinner, in 2019, featured no performers and was instead headlined by historian Ron Chernow. The previous year there had been some controversy over performer Michelle Wolf’s biting comedy material aimed at some members of the Trump administration who were in attendance.

This upcoming Noah gig, while high-profile in nature, has always been a challenge for comedians. In recent years, the artist has come on stage after the president, with his own comedy, and carries the risk of immediate comparisons.

According to Deadline, the venue itself, in the Washington Hilton’s basement ballroom, has less-than-perfect acoustics. (ANI)

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