Conan Hosting White House Correspondents' Dinner
O'Brien will be featured act on April 27
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Feb 20, 2013 3:35 PM CST
In this 2012 file photo, Conan O'Brien speaks at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library in Boston.   (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)

(Newser) – The White House Correspondents' Association has chosen Conan O'Brien as the featured act for its annual dinner on April 27. Jimmy Kimmel hosted last year's dinner and got decent reviews for treading the tricky line of getting yuks without going too far. This is the event in which the president himself gets to play stand-up comedian, and at least one columnist wishes it would just go away.

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TJeff1514
Feb 21, 2013 5:05 AM CST
When a comedian will be hosting the Academy Awards or Grammy's etc. for the first time, If you like them, then you probably expect them to do a good job. The Correspondents' diner is usually funny regardless of the host. President Obama getting a chance to respond to the likes of Donald Trump last year....priceless.
logicaldood
Feb 21, 2013 4:29 AM CST
At least it is not Jimmy Kimmel. I stopped watching him since he such a liberal puppet. He is not funny either. Put Nightline back on at 10:35. Liberal media, but still better than Jimmy.
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