Live from Washington D.C., it's Cecily Strong!
Strong may have lost her Weekend Update co-anchoring role, but the Saturday Night Live actress just got an even more prestigious gig. The 30-year-old sketch comic, who often portrays "The Girl You Wish You Hadn't Started a Conversation With at a Party" (watch above), is going to be the head entertainer of a major one: the 2015 White House Correspondents' Dinner.
Strong will be delivering jokes in front of President Barack Obama, celebrity guests, government officials and journalists who report and write about the U.S. leader for print, wire, TV, radio and online outlets. The White House Correspondents' Association, which holds the annual event, announced the news on Wednesday on its website. The dinner, which also typically features the First Lady and airs on C-Span, takes place on April 25, 2015.
"Go Cecily! So excited for her to perform at the 2015 White House Correspondents' Dinner," read a tweet posted on SNL's Twitter page.