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Joel McHale gets to match comedic wits with President Obama at this year's White House Correspondents' Association dinner.

McHale, the star of the NBC sitcom Community, will be the featured performer at this year's WHCA dinner on May 3 in Washington, D.C.

Also the host of the E! network program The Soup, McHale frequently satirizes politics and current events.

"We're thrilled that Joel will headline the dinner when we celebrate our centennial," WHCA President Steven Thomma siad. "He's sharp, funny, and just the type of comic who can navigate the unique challenge of our dinner, making fun of Democrats, Republicans and especially the news media.

"Washington can use a little good-natured ribbing."

President Obama has attended every WHCA dinner since taking office, and delivered comedy routines of his own.

From the White House Correspondents' Association:

"Founded in 1914 to represent the White House press corps, the association marks its centennial this year. It works to maintain independent news media coverage of the president, advocating for access, handling logistics for pools of reporters who stay close to the president and those who travel with him, and providing scholarships to journalism students.

"The annual dinner is traditionally attended by the President and First Lady as well as many other senior government officials and members of the press corps. Proceeds from the dinner go toward scholarships for aspiring journalists and awards recognizing excellence in the profession."



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