DINNER - APRIL 29th, 2017 White House Correspondents' Association ANNOUNCES ENTERTAINER FOR THE 2017 DINNER April 11, 2017 WASHINGTON - The White House Correspondents' Association is delighted to announce that Hasan Minhaj, a brilliant comedian and Senior Correspondent on Comedy Central's "The Daily Show with Trevor Noah," will be the entertainer at our annual dinner on Saturday, April 29, 2017."I am thrilled that Hasan will serve as our featured entertainer at this year's White House Correspondents' Dinner," said Jeff Mason, WHCA president and White House Correspondent for Reuters. presidents have attended for decades, supports the work of the WHCA."Hasan's smarts, big heart and passion for press freedom make him the perfect fit for our event, which will be focused on the First Amendment and the importance of a robust and independent media. Proceeds fund the organization and go toward scholarships and awards aimed at promoting aspiring journalists and recognizing excellence in the journalism profession.