Kimmel follows a long line of late night comics who have been the featured entertainer at the event, the premiere social gathering of Washington and Hollywood, to be held next year on April 28. The dinner is usually covered live by cable news networks and features a monologue not just by the entertainer, but the president. This year’s comic was Seth Meyers, and others who have performed in recent years include Jay Leno, Craig Ferguson and Wanda Sykes.
Caren Bohan of Reuters and president of the White House Correspondents Assn., said that Kimmel’s humor “is sophisticated and edgy while appealing to a wide audience.”
Kimmel said, “I look forward to being a part of the White House Correspondents Assn. Dinner. I love dinner.”