Trevor Noah Volunteers To Host WH Correspondents’ Dinner
Comedian Trevor Noah has volunteered to host the upcoming White House Correspondents’ Dinner in April after several magazines cancelled their parties and some celebrities have opted out.
In an interview published Tuesday in the Hollywood Reporter, the 32-year-old host of Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show,” said he thinks President Donald Trump’s administration will want to go for a comedian that is “safe” this year, noting that he would love to do it, if asked. (RELATED: Is New ‘Daily Show’ Host Trevor Noah Anti-Israel?)
“I would host if I were asked to do it, although I think they are going to try and find a comedian who will be very safe,” Noah responded. “I hope they still have [the dinner] either way, but I haven’t been asked and I would do it.”(RELATED: This Year’s White House Correspondent Dinner May Be A BIG Flop)
The host also expressed an interest in interviewing the president, after some talk show hosts, like Chelsea Handler, made it clear they had no desire to do so.
“I know he [Trump] often goes to places where they like him or he thinks that he’ll get an easy interview, so I don’t think it would happen — but that would be fun,” Noah said.
At this point not even the president has answered if he will be attending the annual event that brings together the members of the press with big name Hollywood celebrities.
“Full Frontal” host Samantha Bee announced she’s hosting a counter-party, the “Not the White House Dinner” in Washington D.C., at a nearby hotel and plans to invite press and celebrities to spoof the WH dinner.
The White House Correspondents’ Dinner is scheduled for April 29.