Seth Meyers key speaker at White House press dinner

NEW YORK (BestGrowthStock) – “Saturday Night Live” head writer Seth Meyers has been tapped as the key speaker at the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner in April, organizers said on Wednesday.

Meyers, who anchors the sketch comedy show’s popular “Weekend Update” news segment, joins a long list of comedians who have spoken at the annual dinner that is a top event for journalists in Washington D.C. and is attended by the U.S. president as well as politicians and Hollywood celebrities.

“Seth is a very smart, very sharp, and very funny observer of the political scene, and we’re looking forward to seeing him on April 30,” said David Jackson of newspaper USA Today and the president of the White House Correspondents Association.

The speaker at the WHCA dinner is widely-watched as a gauge for hot stars among comedians. Meyers joined “Saturday Night” in 2001 and became head writer in 2006, ascending to solo anchor of “Weekend Update” in 2008.

A graduate of Northwestern University in Chicago, Meyers has also performed with improvisational comedy groups, hosted awards shows and appeared in Hollywood movies such as “Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist.”

(Editing by Jill Serjeant)

Seth Meyers key speaker at White House press dinner