Larry Wilmore will host Barack Obama’s final White House Correspondents’ Dinner

And for President Barack Obama’s last laughs with the White House Correspondents Association, his featured keynote speaking partner will be…Larry Wilmore!

The WHCA announced Wilmore will deliver the annual address at the White House Correspondents Dinner on April 30, 2016.

Wilmore began hosting The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore on Comedy Central at the start of 2015, replacing The Colbert Report.

“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,” said WHCA President Carol Lee from The Wall Street Journal. “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.”

Saturday Night Live‘s Cecily Strong delivered this year’s address.

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