Yawn — the White House Correspondents’ Association announced today that Jay Leno will entertain at its annual media-politics-showbiz schmoozefest in Washington DC in May. The prestigious gig caused controversy last year when Wanda Sykes was more political than funny attacking Republicans during the dinner attended by President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama. Clearly, the group wanted a blander and therefore safer comic emcee so C-Span won’t have to use its 7-second delay button. Leno agreed earlier this month to appear at the event before NBC announced his Tonight Show do-over. This is his 4th time hosting: he headlined the 2004, 2000, and 1987 dinners during the administrations of both parties.
Leno To Host WH Correspondents Dinner
What's Hot on Deadline
'Moana' Close To 'Frozen'; Awards Raise 'Manchester's Tide; 'Jackie' Still Regal - Saturday AM Update