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Larry Wilmore To Host 2016 White House Correspondents' Dinner

It will be Obama's last WHCD.

"Nightly Show" host Larry Wilmore will host the 2016 White House Correspondents' Association (WHCA) dinner next year, Carol Lee, the association's president, announced on Wednesday.

"Larry's edgy, even provocative, brand of humor means he's certainly up to the task of skewering politicians of all ideological stripes, and we don't expect the nation's news media to escape unscathed, either," Lee said in a statement. "We are thrilled that Larry has accepted our invitation to be the featured comedian at our annual dinner, which will be the last during the Obama White House."

Earlier this year, Wilmore filled the Comedy Central slot previously held by Stephen Colbert, who hosted the dinner in 2006. Saturday Night Live actress Cecily Strong hosted the dinner last year.

The dinner will be held on April 30 to raise money for journalism scholarships. The event is traditionally attended by President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama. 

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