Trevor Noah is moving from Comedy Central to the White House!
The South African comedian, political commentator, and TV personality has been selected as the leading entertainer for the annual White House Correspondents’ Association dinner.
“The Daily Show” host is no stranger to headlining renowned shows, but his latest gig would have some of America’s prominent lawmakers and media personalities in attendance.
Trevor Noah To Headline The Return Of The White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner
The White House Correspondents’ Association (WHCA) has planned to continue its annual dinner in 2022 after the pandemic forced the cancellation of the high-profile gathering in the last two years.
On Monday, February 14, WHCA announced that their prestigious event would return on Saturday, April 30, and Noah would headline the celebration.
Steven Portnoy, President of WHCA and member of CBS News Radio, stated that the annual dinner commemorated “Americans’ freedom and the working people who brought the news to the world.”
The media personality also gave a special shout-out to the Comedy Central star, who he described as a great entertainer. In his words:
“Trevor is an incredible talent who keeps us laughing — and thinking — four nights a week. We can’t wait for him to help bring our 100-year Washington tradition Back to Abnormal.”
The WHCA began hosting these dinners in 1921 to encourage journalists and ensure the US President plus his campaign received “robust news coverage.”
Given the event’s importance to the White House, it was not surprising that the guest list typically included the president, first lady, and senior government officials.
However, this tradition changed under Donald Trump’s reign. The former president boycotted the annual event three years in a row because he considered it “too negative.”
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Trump’s disdain for WHCA’s dinners began after Michelle Wolf, a comedian, made unsavory remarks about D.C. officials in 2018. The following year, speaking duties were transferred to the Historian Ron Chernow.
Now, the microphone has been passed to Noah, who hosted Nickelodeon and Time’s annual “Kid of the Year” ceremony for the second time on February 9, 2022.
The “Born a Crime” author was making headlines for his hosting skills as The Blast previously reported that the South African heartbroken had been chosen as the host for this year’s Grammys.
This upcoming event would also mark the second time the NAACP Image Award winner would headline the prestigious ceremony, and the 37-year-old couldn’t be happier about his incredible feat.
Last December, the TV personality revealed that he felt honored to host the show again, stating that the opportunity offered him a “front-row seat to the best music concert of all time.”
The political commentator also took a jab at fellow comedian Kevin Hart, adding that the “Jungle Cruise” star would require his assistance to reach his seat.
Noah’s jokes extended to the iconic rapper and record producer Jay-Z, who the Stand-up personality stated would need emotional support to endure being a record-breaking Grammy nominee.
The “Niggas in Paris” artist was previously tied with Quincy Jones for the highest Grammys nominee, but as of 2022, the music mogul held the title alone with his latest nominations.
The “You Laugh But It’s True” Roasted Kanye “Ye” West
According to sources, the “Can’t Tell Me Nothing” musician decided to change his name because “Ye” was commonly used in the bible.
Naturally, many people were amused by the Yeezy founder’s reasoning, including Noah, who couldn’t help but make fun of the record producer’s new name.
The South African native began roasting the father-of-four by describing him as a “self-appointed youth pastor” who legally changed his name to avoid himself. In the comedian’s words,
“I’ll be honest. I get why he changed it. I mean, if I had gone super MAGA like he did last year, I would also want to distance myself from myself. Like, Trevor? Trevor who? I’m just Burrr.”
The TV personality added that having two letters for a name was a great idea as it made tasks such as inputting one’s initials with an Apple remote easier.