The 2017 White House Correspondents’ Dinner has found its host: The Daily Show‘s Hasan Minhaj!
“It is a tremendous honor to be a part of such a historic event even though the president has chosen not to attend this year. SAD! Now more than ever, it is vital that we honor the First Amendment and the freedom of the press,” Hasan said in a statement, via CNN.
Earlier this year, President Donald Trump revealed that he will NOT be attending the annual event which celebrates the organization of journalists who cover the White House and the President of the United States.
The WHCD will take place on April 29 in Washington, D.C.