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Video- Conan O'Brien to entertain White House Correspondents Dinner

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I was trying to find some of the more political stuff from the last time O'Brien spoke at the WHCA Dinner (President Clinton, 1995) but this is all I could find.
Haven't watched him in a bit, but he did seem to be getting a little more biting in his old age.

Washington (CNN) - It's the biggest dinner inside the Beltway, and one of the biggest questions surrounding the annual White House Correspondents Dinner is which entertainer will headline the event.

The answer for this year's dinner, which will take place on April 27, is Conan O'Brien, host of the late night talk show "Conan" on TBS. White House Correspondents Association president Ed Henry announced the news Wednesday morning.

"Conan is one of television's most innovative and influential talents and I am absolutely thrilled that he has agreed to be this year's featured act," said Henry in a statement. "As social media has changed all aspects of the media business, Conan has embraced this shifting landscape to become a creative force both online as well as in the traditional television model."

Henry also hinted in a tweet that "Team Coco" partner in comedy Andy Richter may also have a role at the dinner, which is customarily attended by the president, first lady, Washington reporters, writers and producers, and increasingly, Hollywood stars. The annual speech by the comedian is traditionally preceded by comments from the president, in which he pokes fun at himself as well as top politicians.

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Who Are TV Newsers Bringing To White House Correspondents Dinner?

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Nerd Prom alert!! Don't forget Jimmy Kimmel doing the jokes and these guys- George Clooney, Steven Spielberg, Witherspoon, Charlize Theron Josh Hutcherson, Viola Davis, Stevie Wonder and Mary J. Blige. The Fox guests kill me. Via.

ABC News: Sofia Vergara; Jesse Tyler Ferguson; Julie Bowen and Eric Stonestreet of “Modern Family”; Christa Miller and Bill Lawrence of “Cougar Town”; “Hunger Games” actress Elizabeth Banks; actor Paul Rudd; New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie; Obama’s senior campaign adviser David Axelrod; National Security Adviser Tom Donilon; Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno.

Bloomberg: Zooey Deschanel.

CBS News: “Homeland” star Claire Danes; “The Good Wife” actress Christine Baranski; Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Shaun Donovan; Lt. Gen. George J. Flynn; Raymond Kelly, commissioner of the New York City Police Department; actor Daniel Dae Kim; Sen. Amy Klobuchar; American foreign policy adviser and U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice; Capt.”Sully” Sullenberger III; Rep. Allen West; Rep. Tim Scott.

CNN: Goldie Hawn.

Fox News: Lindsay Lohan, Kim Kardashian and her mother, Kris Jenner.

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Video- President Obama at the 2011 White House Correspondents' Dinner

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