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Saturday Night Live head writer and "Weekend Update" anchor Seth Meyers has been selected as the key speaker for the 2011 White House Correspondents' Association Dinner.

Meyers, 36, follows recent speakers such as Jay Leno, Wanda Sykes and Craig Ferguson.

In 2006, Stephen Colbert used the gig to famously skewer then President George W. Bush.

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The annual event is considered a top social gathering for journalists, politicians, Hollywood celebrities and the U.S. president.

"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 the WHCA president, USA Today's David Jackson.

Meyers has been on SNL since 2001. He became head writer in 2006, following the departure of Tina Fey, and has helped anchor "Weekend Update" since 2008. He also hosted awards shows such as the Webby Awards and the ESPY Awards, which he will again host next year.