Before the great “unblackening” happens at the White House in 2016, comedian Larry Wilmore will have his unfiltered say in front of the president himself.
The host of Comedy Central’s The Nightly Show has been hired as the featured entertainer of next year’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner – the final dinner with President Barack Obama as president.
“Larry’s edgy, even provocative, brand of humor means he’s certainly up to the task of skewering politicians of all ideological stripes, and we don’t expect the nation’s news media to escape unscathed, either,” said Carol Lee, White House correspondent for The Wall Street Journal and president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. “We are thrilled that Larry has accepted our invitation to be the featured comedian at our annual dinner, which will be the last during the Obama White House.”
The 2016 White House Correspondents’ Dinner is scheduled for Saturday, April 30, organizers announced.