Joel McHale Named Entertainer for White House Correspondents' Dinner

02/14/2014 at 11:40 AM EST

Joel McHale Named Entertainer for White House Correspondents' Dinner
Joel McHale
Something tells us this year's White House Correspondents' Association Dinner will be particularly entertaining.

Joel McHale, the take-no-prisoners comedian and star of The Soup and Community, will be the featured entertainer at this year's dinner, to be held May 3.

The association announced the news in a press release obtained by PEOPLE. "We're thrilled that Joel will headline the dinner when we celebrate our centennial," said WHCA President Steven Thomma in the statement.

"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."

The dinner is traditionally attended by the President and first lady, and proceeds go toward aspiring journalists.

Your Reaction

Follow Us

On Newsstands Now

Robin Roberts: How Loved Saved Me
  • Robin Roberts: How Loved Saved Me
  • Emma and Andrew: All About Hollywood's Cutest Couple
  • Prince George! More Yummy Photos

Pick up your copy on newsstands

Click here for instant access to the Digital Magazine

blog comments powered by Disqus

From Our Partners

Watch It

Editors' Picks

From Our Partners

Sign up for our daily newsletter and other special offers.
    Choose your newsletters
Thank you for signing up! Your request may take up to one week to be processed.
    see all newsletters