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The White House Correspondents’ Association dinner is back

Trevor Noah, the host of Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show,” has been selected to provide the entertainment for this year’s returning White House Correspondents’ Association dinner.

The usually annual event is scheduled for April 30 — the first time the dinner will be held since 2019 due to safety concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Trevor is an incredible talent who keeps us laughing — and thinking — four nights a week,” ​WHCA president Steven ​Portnoy​ of CBS News Radio said in a statement.​​ “We can’t wait for him to help bring our 100-year Washington tradition ‘Back to Abnormal.’”

Noah, who has also been tapped to host the Grammy Awards​ on April 3, is currently on his “Back to Abnormal” comedy tour.​

“This year’s dinner will be the WHCA’s first since 2019 and offer the first opportunity since 2016 for the press and the president to share a few laughs for a good cause​,” Portnoy said in the statement. 

The funnyman was named as host of the media soiree just days after he criticized Joe Rogan over his repeated use of the n-word and for questioning the effectiveness of the COVID-19 vaccine on his Spotify podcast, “The Joe Rogan Experience.”

Rogan apologized earlier this month for using the slur and promised to provide more balance on his show about COVID-19 after rocker Neil Young and other artists quit Spotify in protest.

“I’ve never tried to do anything with this podcast other than just talk to people and have interesting conversations,” Rogan said, adding that he was sorry for using the n-word. Continue

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