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Joel McHale is graduating from Greendale and heading to the White House.

The hilarious actor and Soup host has been selected as emcee of this year’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner, an annual event that skewers both the media and the politicians they cover.

It takes place on May 3 and will be broadcast on CSPAN.

Tweeted WHCA President Steven Thomma in announcing the news:

“We’re thrilled that Joel will headline the dinner when we celebrate our centennial. He’s sharp, funny, and just the type of comic who can navigate the unique challenge of our dinner, making fun of Democrats, Republicans and especially the news media. Washington can use a little good-natured ribbing.”


Past hosts have included Jay Leno, Conan O’Brien and Stephen Colbert.

“This is very cool & the website to apply to host it worked perfectly,” McHale joked of the gig.

To see more of McHale being hilarious, watch Community online at TV Fanatic.

And to see Obama act as a comedian at the past two White House Correspondents’ Dinners, click Play now:

Obama White House Correspondents' Dinner Speech 2013
President Obama at White House Correspondents' Dinner