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Anchored by Jake Tapper, The Lead airs at 4 p.m. ET on CNN.

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May 2nd, 2014
05:58 PM ET

Comedian Joel McHale – is it harder to joke about Kardashians, or Washington politicos?

(CNN) – Saturday is the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner, mockingly referred to as "nerd prom." Basically it's an occasion where White House reporters, politicians, celebrities, and the President and first lady gather in front of cameras for an awkward meal. And then the President and a celebrity host roasts reporters and politicians alike.

But for comedians, the invitation to host dc's annual white house correspondents association dinner is not without trepidation

This year the task falls to Joel McHale, longtime host of "The Soup" on E!, where his snarky celebrity commentary has earned him a devoted fan base. McHale is also famous for his role on the critically acclaimed sitcom "Community," a show that the suits at NBC have yet to renew for next season, angering its millions of fans.

Against a foggy view of the Washington monument, McHale sat down to tell CNN's Jake Tapper how he's preparing for his toughest crowd yet.

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