After a year off from featuring a comedian, having had a historian host last year, it seems like the government has finally come to their senses (with just this, at least). This morning, they announced Kenan Thompson as the host with Hasan Minhaj featuring at the dinner (who previously hosted in 2017).
“Kenan and Hasan are two of the most engaged and engaging entertainers in America,” said Jonathan Karl, president of the White House Correspondents’ Association in a statement. “I’m thrilled they’ll help us celebrate the role of a free press in our democracy. We’re looking forward to a lively evening honoring the most important political journalism of the past year.”
Known as one of the toughest crowds a comedian can play, past hosts have included Seth Meyers, Stephen Colbert, Cecily Strong, Conan O’Brien, Jay Leno, Jimmy Kimmel, and Michelle Wolf, who received a ton of silly controversy over some comments she made.
We look forward to seeing how it is handled this year, and if President Trump boycotts it again, as he has for the past 3 years.