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White House Correspondents' Dinner 2017 Host Revealed: Daily Show's Hasan Minhaj!

Daily Show comedian Hasan Minhaj is set to host the annual White House Correspondents’ Dinner this year.

In the past, comedians such as Larry Wilmore, Jimmy Kimmel, Cecily Strong, Seth Meyers and Stephen Colbert hosted the star-studded event.

This year, President Donald Trump announced he would not attend the April 29 event.

“It is a tremendous honor to be a part of such a historic event even though the president has chosen not to attend this year. SAD! Now more than ever, it is vital that we honor the First Amendment and the freedom of the press,” Hasan said in a statement (via CNN).

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President Obama Takes Jabs at Donald Trump & Other Potential Candidates at White House Correspondents' Dinner (Video)

President Obama waves to the crowd while walking to the microphone for his speech at the 2016 White House Correspondents’ Dinner held at the Washington Hilton on Saturday (April 30) in Washington, D.C.

The 54-year-old Commander-in-Chief left no potential Presidential candidates out as he took jabs at Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, Ted Cruz, and more.

“The Republican establishment is incredulous that he’s the likely nominee. Shocking!” he said. “They say Donald lacks the foreign policy experience to be president. But in fairness, he has spent years meeting with leaders from around the world: Ms Sweden, Ms. Argentina, Ms. Azerbaijan.”

Obama also joked, “Alright, that’s probably enough. I’ve got more material. I don’t want to spend too much time on the Donald. Following [the press'] lead, I want to show some restraint. Because I think we can all agree, from the start, he’s got the appropriate amount of coverage befitting his candidacy. I hope you all are proud of yourselves.”

Watch President Obama‘s full WHCD speech below!

President Obama Speech at WHCD 2016

10+ pictures inside of President Obama speaking at the 2016 WHCDMore Here! »

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White House Correspondents Dinner Photo Gallery

Rachel McAdams Steps Out for White House Correspondents' Dinner 2016 With 'Broad City' Girls

Rachel McAdams shows some shoulder in a strapless gown while attending the 2016 White House Correspondents’ Dinner held at the Washington Hilton on Saturday (April 30) in Washington, D.C.

The 37-year-old Spotlight star was joined by Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson, as well as Wendi McLendon-Covey, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Jenna Fischer, Regina King, and Billy Eichner.

Also in attendance were athletes Tony Romo (with wife Candice Crawford), Hope Solo, John Cena, and Carmelo Anthony (with Lala).

FYI: Rachel is wearing a Giorgio Armani gown, Nicholas Kirkwood shoes, and EFFY Jewelry. Gugu is wearing a Lela Rose dress. Wendi is wearing Forevermark Diamonds. Regina is wearing a Kayat gown.

15+ pictures inside of Rachel McAdams, Tony Romo, and more at the 2016 WHCDMore Here! »

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President Obama Asks Kendall Jenner to 'Say Hi to Kim & Kanye' at WHCD 2016

Kendall Jenner came face to face with President Obama at the 2016 White House Correspondents’ Dinner held at the Washington Hilton on Saturday (April 30) in Washington, D.C.

The 20-year-old model shook hands with the president early on in the night, and she got starstruck for the “first time ever.”

“He was like, ‘Say hi to Kim and Kanye,’” Kendall told People. “I was like ‘Okay.’”

Kendall also mentioned that her mom Kris was so proud that she had already posted about the night on Instagram when it had barely begun.

“I know she’s proud,” Kendall said. “She’s all over it.”

Sophia Bush & Neve Campbell Go Glam for White House Correspondents' Dinner 2016

Sophia Bush is a pink bombshell as she makes her way down the carpet at the 2016 White House Correspondents’ Dinner held at the Washington Hilton on Saturday (April 30) in Washington, D.C.

The 33-year-old Chicago PD star was joined by House of CardsNeve Campbell, UnReal‘s Constance Zimmer, Orange is the New Black‘s Diane Guerrero, and Key and Peele‘s Keegan-Michael Key.

“Not happy at all to be headed to the #WHCD with @TheCreativeC @emrata @rosariodawson,” Constance captioned a cute Twitter photo, which you can see below.

FYI: Sophia is wearing Michael Kors. Constance is wearing a Gomez-Gracia gown, Bonheur Jewelry ear jackets, and Simon G. Jewelry.

10+ pictures inside of Sophia Bush, Neve Campbell, and more at the 2016 WHCDMore Here! »

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Nina Dobrev Joins Darren Criss for White House Correspondents' Dinner 2016

Nina Dobrev dons a chic black gown as she arrives on the red carpet at the 2016 White House Correspondents’ Dinner held at the Washington Hilton on Saturday (April 30) in Washington, D.C.

The 27-year-old actress was joined at the dinner event by 29-year-old actor Darren Criss.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Nina Dobrev

Also in attendance were model and Dancing with the Stars contestant Nyle DiMarco, who brought his mom Donna as his date, and actress AnnaLynne McCord.

Nina took to Instagram before the event to post a photo of herself getting ready, writing, “Pink lip. So hip.”

FYI: Nina is wearing a Kaufmanfranco gown. Nyle is wearing a Hickey Freeman tuxedo.

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Jeff Goldblum & Sela Ward Rep 'Independence Day: Resurgence' at White House Correspondents' Dinner 2016

Jeff Goldblum hits the red carpet with wife Emilie Livingston as they arrive at the 2016 White House Correspondents’ Dinner held at the Washington Hilton on Saturday (April 30) in Washington, D.C.

The couple was joined by Jeff‘s Independence Day: Resurgence co-stars Sela Ward and Vivica A. Fox.

Also in attendance were black-ish stars Tracee Ellis Ross and Anthony Anderson.

In case you missed it, check out the latest clip from Independence Day: Resurgence, which hits theaters on June 24!

FYI: Tracee is carrying an Emm Kuo clutch.

10+ pictures inside of Jeff Goldblum, Sela Ward, and more at the 2016 WHCDMore Here! »

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