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Seth Meyers
Seth Meyers
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Thursday, December 9, 2010

Seth Meyers of "Saturday Night Live" will do the professional-comic duties at the next White House Correspondents' Association dinner on April 30, the group announced Wednesday. Sure, the big annual press gala is still 41/2 months away, but the choice of entertainer is always closely scrutinized: Who'll have the grand opportunity to be upstaged by the president of the United States (who also does a humorous speech) . . . and then have their comic skills analyzed by Beltway journalists who've been drinking for five hours? Last year's pick, Jay Leno - in the wake of the Conan-bumping scandal - turned in a routine widely regarded as stale and low-energy. WHCA President David Jackson hailed Meyers, "SNL's" head writer and "Weekend Update" star, as "a very smart, very sharp and very funny observer of the political scene."

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