Joel McHale to headline White House correspondents’ dinner

February 14, 2014
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Comedian Joel McHale, known for his skewering of pop culture as host of “The Soup,” will turn his sights to the political arena when he headlines the May 3 White House Correspondents Dinner.

The White House Correspondents’ Association announced that McHale, who also stars on NBC’s “Community,” would provide the comedic stylings at the annual bash. “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,” tweeted WHCA President Steve Thomma.

Emily Heil is the co-author of the Reliable Source and previously helped pen the In the Loop column with Al Kamen.
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