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11/19/2014 09:31 am ET Updated Nov 19, 2014

Cecily Strong To Perform At White House Correspondents' Dinner

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"Saturday Night Live" star Cecily Strong will be the guest comedian at 2015's White House Correspondents' Association dinner, the association announced on Wednesday. Strong will be the fourth female comedian to ever do so.

Her political humor is sly and edgy, and it comes with a Chicago accent,' WHCA president Christi‎ Parsons said in a statement. “Journalists are always fair game at the WHCA dinner, but Cecily comes with a special working knowledge of the crowd. Her dad, Bill Strong, is a former Associated Press bureau chief at the Illinois Statehouse.‎”

Strong is best known for her "SNL" work, including her stint as "Weekend Update" co-anchor.

Last year, "The Soup" host Joel McHale -- and, surprisingly, President Obama -- burned nearly everyone in the room. Here's hoping Strong does the same.

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