Feb 14, 2022 - Economy

Trevor Noah named entertainer for White House correspondents' dinner

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Trevor Noah, host of “The Daily Show” on Comedy Central, has been named this year's entertainer for the White House Correspondents' Association dinner on April 30.

The big picture: It will be the first WHCA dinner since 2019 and will "offer the first opportunity since 2016 for the press and the president to share a few laughs for a good cause," the association said.

  • The annual event was canceled the last two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and former President Trump did not attend the dinners during his presidency.

What they're saying: "Trevor is an incredible talent who keeps us laughing — and thinking — four nights a week," said WHCA president Steven Portnoy of CBS News Radio.

  • "We can’t wait for him to help bring our 100-year Washington tradition 'Back to Abnormal.'"
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