Joel McHale, host of E!'s "The Soup" and star of NBC's "Community," will have the honor of roasting President Barack Obama, Congress and members of the media at the 2014 White House Correspondents Dinner.
While McHale's not necessarily a bad choice, we think there are a few others who could give Washington the roasting it deserves...
Olympic figure skater Johnny Weir has totally killed it as a figure skating commentator
during the 2014 Olympics in Sochi. Plus, he's an LGBT athlete, just like those the White House is supporting
amid controversy over Russia's anti-gay laws. We'd love it if he brought his pink blazer
and took a turn as host of the correspondents dinner.
Speaking of the Olympics, let's not forget about NBC anchor Bob Costas, who's had to take sick days
from covering the events in Sochi because of a brutal case of pink eye. He -- and his eyes
-- could be redeemed after a few jokes about Congress.
U.S. Congressman Frank Underwood, Kevin Spacey's fictional character in the Netflix original series "House of Cards," made an appearance at the White House Correspondents Dinner via video
in 2013. But we want more, and we know Underwood wouldn't hold back as host of the biggest gala in Washington.
Louis C.K. was supposed to host the dinner in 2012, but withdrew
over controversy surrounding some of his past jokes about former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R). We'd love for him to take the gig this year, even if some people don't like it
John Oliver proved his hilarity during his stint
as host of Comedy Central's "The Daily Show" last summer, and now he's hosting his own show
on HBO. His British charm would do wonders while roasting America's most powerful people.
Nobody knows about a good apology like politicians
. LaBeouf, who is now performing in a Los Angeles-based art installation called "#IAmSorry
," could probably learn a thing or two from those at the dinner.
Rapper and actor Drake proved himself as a performer during his January appearance on NBC's "Saturday Night Live
." Drake as Lil Wayne as Steve Urkel would be a perfectly hilarious host.
Katt Williams is known for his loud, outrageous and profane comedy. We'd love to see the looks on politicians' faces if he were to take the stage at the White House Correspondents Dinner.
And now, for something completely different. The man who said U.S. politics has descended into "pure savagery
" would definitely leave heads spinning. We're guessing politicians would have a hard time laughing at themselves after the kind of roasting Chomsky would be likely to give them.
Both of these guys have hosted separately before
, so we know they're good. A Colbert-Stewart tag team of the event could raise the hilarity to epic proportions.