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Entertainment Kenan Thompson to host White House Correspondents' Dinner

00:21  19 february  2020
00:21  19 february  2020 Source:   covermg.com

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Saturday Night Live's Kenan Thompson is to host the annual White House Correspondents' Dinner.

The prestigious event honouring U.S. political journalists has traditionally featured comedians joking with reporters, invited guests, and the nation's leader, but incumbent President Donald Trump has skipped the event for the past three years.

After turning to historian Ron Chernow to host a more serious edition in 2019, White House Correspondents' Association (WHCA) bosses have now announced humour will return in 2020, with Thompson hosting and funnyman Hasan Minhaj as the featured entertainer.

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SNL fixture Kenan Thompson will host the White House Correspondents ' Dinner while Hasan Minhaj will entertain in low-key return to comedy after bitter controversy in 2018 over Michelle Wolf. The White House Correspondents ' Dinner will host two comedians this year

A much more serious White House Correspondents Dinner took place last year after Michelle Wolf stunned the room in 2018 with her set that took The White House Correspondents ' Dinner will pivot back to comedy after a one-year hiatus, with Saturday Night Live star Kenan Thompson set to host

"Kenan and Hasan are two of the most engaged and engaging entertainers in America. I'm thrilled they'll help us celebrate the role of a free press in our democracy," ABC News' Jonathan Karl, the WHCA's President, said in a statement. "We're looking forward to a lively evening honouring the most important political journalism of the past year."

Stephen Colbert, Seth Meyers, Conan O'Brien, Wanda Sykes, and Larry Wilmore are among the stars who have hosted the event, which in recent years has poked fun at the Trump administration's frosty relations with White House reporters.

Trump was also memorably mocked to his face by then-President Barack Obama at the event in 2011 over his support for the "birther" movement that claimed he wasn't born in the U.S.

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The White House Correspondents ' Association (WHCA) annual dinner will return to its comedy past, with Kenan Thompson set to host the event on Saturday, April 25. The actor and longest-tenured Saturday Night Live cast member will lead through the evening a year after a historian was picked as

The 2020 White House Correspondent ’s Dinner will feature the long time Saturday Night Live performer Kenan Thompson as host and will feature special guest entertainer Hasan Minhaj, who is the host of Netflix’s Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj. The WHCD is returning to is more comedic roots

Pictures: White House Correspondents' Dinner 2019: Photos from the red carpet (USA TODAY)

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