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‘SNL’ comedian Cecily Strong to perform White House correspondents’ dinner

WASHINGTON Wed 14 (Reuters) – NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” comedian Cecily Strong will title a 2015 White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner, Washington’s annual mixer attended by members of a media, celebrities and a U.S. president.

The organisation pronounced on Wednesday that Strong, an Illinois local and relations visitor to a renouned improvisational comedy show, will be a categorical performer during a annual event, famous for a tantalizing of Washington energy figures.

“I demeanour brazen to saying her during a conduct table, where we devise to chair her subsequent to some other obvious Chicagoans,” organisation boss Christi‎ Parsons said, referring to President Barack Obama, whose lived in a Midwestern city home before his pierce to Washington.

Strong assimilated SNL’s expel in 2012 after behaving elsewhere in Chicago and has been featured in dual films. Her father was also a longtime publisher with The Associated Press, according to a WHCA.‎”Her domestic amusement is wily and edgy, and it comes with a Chicago accent,” pronounced Parsons, a contributor for a Chicago Tribune and a Los Angeles Times.

The dinner, that has been hold for some-more than 8 decades and also honors tyro grant recipients, will be hold on Apr 25, 2015.

Strong will be only a fourth lady to title a event, according to a association.

Past performers during a cooking embody Jay Leno, Steven Colbert, Cedric a Entertainer, Conan O’Brien, and Wanda Sykes

(Reporting by Susan Heavey; Editing by Doina Chiacu)

Article source: http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/11/19/us-television-whitehouse-dinner-idUSKCN0J31X120141119

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