Conan O'Brien to Host White House Correspondents Dinner

The Wrap

Conan O'Brien will host the White House Correspondents Dinner, the annual get-together of reporters and politicians to raise money for scholarships.

O'Brien previously spoke at the 1995 dinner, where he read a special announcement for viewers watching on CSPAN: "For God's sake, it's Saturday night. Go outside, meet a woman. C'mon. There are things you can do."

The dinner is occasionally a place of drama as well as laughs: President Obama used the 2011 dinner to belittle Donald Trump's suggestions that he was born outside the United States. Just hours later, Obama announced the death of Osama bin Laden.

At the 2006 dinner, Stephen Colbert mocked President Bush for not relying on facts to make decisions -- with President Bush sitting a few feet away. "Guys like us, we're not some brainiacs on the nerd patrol," Colbert said. "We're not members of the factinista."

This year's event will be held April 27. Jimmy Kimmel hosted last year.

Fox News Chief White House Correspondent Ed Henry, president of the White House Correspondents Association, announced the news on Twitter.

Watch O'Brien in 1995:

 

 

 
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