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Kenan Thompson, Hasan Minhaj to Headline 2020 White House Correspondents’ Dinner

Comic actors Kenan Thompson (of "Saturday Night Live") and Hasan Minhaj (of "Patriot Act With Hasan Minhaj") will co-headline the 2020 White House Correspondents' Dinner.
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"Saturday Night Live" cast member Kenan Thompson and Netflix's Hasan Minhaj will headline the upcoming White House Correspondents' Dinner in April, NBC News reported.

Thompson will serve as the dinner's host while Minhaj, the host of Netflix's "Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj" and who was the event's headliner in 2017, will serve as the featured entertainer, the White House Correspondents' Association announced Tuesday.

“Late Night”: Kenan Thompson and Seth Meyers recall Donald Trump in the “SNL” sketch “House of Wings.”

"Kenan and Hasan are two of the most engaged and engaging entertainers in America," ABC News' Jonathan Karl, president of the WHCA, said in a statement. "I’m thrilled they’ll help us celebrate the role of a free press in our democracy."

President Donald Trump, breaking with the tradition of predecessors, opted not to attend the first three dinners of his presidency.

With President Donald Trump absent at this year's White House Correspondents' Dinner, speakers challenged Trump's accusations of dishonest reporting, while comic Hasan Minhaj roasted the president for his absence.

For the full story, go to NBCNews.com.

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