A contestant on “Saturday Night Live” is determined to demonstrate that he is the Colin Jost with the most.
The White House Correspondents’ Association made the announcement on February 9 that Colin Jost, who co-anchors “Weekend Update” on “Saturday Night Live,” will be the featured performer at the 2024 White House Correspondents’ Dinner.
There will be a gathering in Washington, District of Columbia, on April 27.
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“Colin Jost knows how to make Saturday nights funny, and I am thrilled that Colin will be live from the nation’s capital as the headline entertainer for this year’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner,” said Kelly O’Donnell, president of the White House Correspondents’ Association and NBC News Senior White House Correspondent. “I am thrilled that Colin will be performing live from the nation’s capital.”
Jost began writing for “Saturday Night Live” in 2005, and he has a lot of experience combining humor with politics. Since 2014, he has been serving as a co-anchor for “Weekend Update.”
Together with his co-anchor Michael Che, he also anchored social editions of “Weekend Update” on MSNBC during the Republican and Democratic National Conventions in 2016, as well as the primetime “Weekend Update Summer Edition” in 2017. In 2017, he also hosted the “Weekend Update Summer Edition.”
The remarks made by O’Donnell were as follows: “His sharp insights perfectly meet this remarkable time of divided politics and a presidential campaign careening toward a rematch.”
As stated on the website of the World Congress of Arts and Humanities (WCHA), “The dinner traditionally attracts the President and First Lady in addition to a large number of other senior government officials and members of the news media.”
A portion of the proceeds from the dinner will be donated to scholarships for budding journalists as well as awards that recognize distinction in the field of journalism.
While President Trump was in office, he and his wife, Melania, did not take part in the event, despite the fact that it is customary for the president and the first lady to attend.
In the previous year, Roy Wood Jr. was the main attraction. Trever Noah, Michelle Wolf, Hasan Minhaj, Jimmy Kimmel, and Seth Meyers are among of the other headliners that have worked at the event in the past.