Jimmy Kimmel to Host White House Correspondents' Association Dinner

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The White House Correspondents' Association has a found a host for its 98th annual dinner next April 28, and it should be a good one: Jimmy Kimmel.

"I look forward to being a part of the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner," the host of ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live said. "I love dinner."

Attended by the President and First Lady, other senior government officials, members of the press corps and Hollywood A-listers, the event offers a rare chance to let loose in the buttoned-up, polarized and combative world of politics.

Case in point: Here's President Obama's speech at this year's:

It's not all for fun and laughs - it's for a very good cause, too.

Proceeds from the dinner go toward scholarships and awards aimed at supporting aspiring journalists and recognizing excellence in the profession.

"Jimmy's humor is sophisticated and edgy while appealing to a wide audience," said Reuters journalist Caren Bohan, president of the WHCA. "We are so thrilled that Jimmy has accepted our invitation to be the featured comedian at our annual dinner."

Seth Meyers was the MC at the 2011 event.

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