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Next year's White House Correspondents' dinner will not feature a comedian

Michelle Wolf
Comedian Michelle Wolf at the 2018 White House Correspondents' Association dinner. Photo: Cheriss May/NurPhoto via Getty Images

The White House Correspondents' Association announced Monday that author Ron Chernow will be the featured speaker at next year's White House Correspondents' dinner on April 27.

The backdrop: Last year's dinner was overshadowed by controversy after comedian Michelle Wolf's roast of President Trump and his aides, especially White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders, drew sharp criticism.