white house correspondents' dinner

Saturday Night Live Cast Member to Host White House Correspondents’ Dinner

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Cecily Strong will perform at next year’s White House Correspondents’ Association dinner. In the 82-year history of the dinner, the current Saturday Night Live cast member will be only the fourth female host, following Paula Poundstone (1992), Elayne Boosler (1993), and Wanda Sykes (2009). WHCA president Christi‎ Parsons explained her reason for choosing Strong by saying, “Her political humor is sly and edgy, and it comes with a Chicago accent.” The dinner will be held on April 25. And you thought you wished you hadn’t started a conversation with her at a party before.

Cecily Strong to Host Correspondents’ Dinner