Leno Invited to Host White House Correspondents Dinner; Conan Bumped to After-Dinner Call-In Show on C-SPAN

Jan 22, 2010  •  Post A Comment

Nah, we made the Conan part up. It’s not April Fool’s Day, but it IS Conan’s last day on "The Tonight Show" and we couldn’t resist.

But the first part of the headline is true. Jay Leno, the soon-to-be-returning host of NBC’s "The Tonight Show," has been invited to host the annual White House Correspondents Dinner on May 1, reports B&C.

Leno previously hosted the dinner in 1987, 2000 and 2004. Other comics who’ve hosted the event include Comedy Central’s Stephen Colbert and CBS’s Craig Ferguson. The President and First Lady usually attend this charity dinner.

— Chuck Ross and Allison J. Waldman

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