Daily Show Correspondent Hasan Minhaj to Perform at White House Correspondents Dinner

While President Trump is skipping April’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner (the first time a president has done so in 30 years), The Daily Show With Trevor Noah senior correspondent Hasan Minhaj will be featured entertainer for the hundreds of Washington journalists in attendance.

“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!” Minhaj quipped in a statement. “Now more than ever, it is vital that we honor the First Amendment and the freedom of the press.”

With his Daily Show pedigree, Minhaj is no stranger to political satire—especially when it comes to our commander in chief:

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Comedy Central’s Presidential Anger Translator “Luther” Makes Surprise Correspondents Dinner Appearance

The president's translator, Luther (L), as portrayed by comedian Keegan-Michael Key, gestures as President Barack Obama speaks at the annual White House Correspondent's Association Gala at the Washington Hilton hotel April 25, 2015 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images)

The president’s translator, Luther (L), as portrayed by comedian Keegan-Michael Key, gestures as President Barack Obama speaks at the annual White House Correspondent’s Association Gala at the Washington Hilton hotel April 25, 2015 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images)

The annual White House Correspondents Dinner is an occasion for the president to poke fun at the Washington political establishment and a chance for politicians and the journalists who cover them to laugh at themselves and at each other.

During Saturday’s dinner, President Obama called in some extra firepower to assist in his annual roast of political power players. Referring to himself a “mellow sort of guy,” the president welcomed “Luther, his Anger Translator” to the stage.

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