Jimmy Kimmel, host of ABC's late night talk show Jimmy Kimmel Live! will be joining the ranks of talk show hosts and political comedians to host the White House Correspondents' Dinner. Kimmel will make his mark on the White House next April, delivering jokes about President Barack Obama, his administration, and current events in general at the annual dinner party for the elected officials and the press.
Kimmel will be in good company as a White House Correspondents' Dinner host. Among his fellow late night comedians, those to participate in the Washington D.C. tradition include Jay Leno (twice: once in 2004 for President George W. Bush, and once in 2010 for President Obama), Conan O'Brien (back in 1995 for President Bill Clinton), Jon Stewart (also for Clinton, in 1997), Craig Ferguson (in 2008 for President Bush), and, most famously, Stephen Colbert, whose 2006 hosting gig for the Bush administration was notable as the most edgy, biting satire of of a presidential administration at a White House Correspondents' Dinner. Earlier this year, Saturday Night Live's Seth Meyers also hosted the dinner to critical acclaim, deriving a lot of material from current events surrounding guest Donald Trump.
Jimmy Kimmel Live! might not be as heavily affiliated with political comedy as Colbert or Meyers, but Kimmel is a clever, intelligent comedian who is bound to deliver an enjoyable presentation.
He'll will host the White House Correspondents' Dinner on Apr. 28, 2012. The event will air on C-SPAN.