Joel McHale Named Entertainer for White House Correspondents' Dinner
02/14/2014 AT 11:40 AM EST
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.