White House Correspondents' Dinner [Headliners]

Historical Political

No ceremony was held in 2020 and 2021 due to the Covid-19 pandemic * Missing: Richard Goodman (1962) * Jim Morris (1989, ‘90)

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Vote RankingList Ranking  

29

1944

Bob Hope

Comedian

33.61% (40 of 119 votes)

19

1946

Ed Sullivan

Commentator

50.0% (2 of 4 votes)

30

1953

Bob Hope

Comedian

33.61% (40 of 119 votes)

12

1954

Milton Berle

Comedian

65.38% (34 of 52 votes)

42

1956

James Cagney

Actor

12.50% (1 of 8 votes)

33

1962

Benny Goodman

Bandleader

33.33% (1 of 3 votes)

44

1962

Peter Sellers (Comedian)

Comedian

0% (0 of 4 votes)

45

1962

Gwen Verdon

Actress

0% (0 of 1 votes)

47

1963

Merv Griffin

TV Personality

0% (0 of 0 votes)

9

1968

Richard Pryor

Comedian

75.96% (79 of 104 votes)

41

1970

George Carlin

Comedian

32.06% (67 of 209 votes)

27

1975

Marlo Thomas

Actress

35.09% (60 of 171 votes)

43

1975

Danny Thomas

Comedian

0% (0 of 2 votes)

31

1976

Bob Hope

Comedian

33.61% (40 of 119 votes)

50

1983

Mark Russell

Commentator

0% (0 of 0 votes)

16

1984

Rich Little

Comedian

57.14% (4 of 7 votes)

46

1985

Mort Sahl

Comedian

0% (0 of 3 votes)

24

1986

Dick Cavett

TV Personality

46.67% (7 of 15 votes)

35

1987

Jay Leno

Comedian

32.54% (41 of 126 votes)

32

1988

Yakov Smirnoff

Comedian

33.33% (1 of 3 votes)

26

1991

Sinbad

Comedian

37.50% (3 of 8 votes)

18

1992

Paula Poundstone

Comedienne

50.0% (6 of 12 votes)

48

1993

Elayne Boosler

Comedienne

0% (0 of 2 votes)

5

1994

Al Franken

Comedian

76.17% (342 of 449 votes)

14

1995

Conan O'Brien

TV Personality

57.28% (59 of 103 votes)

6

1996

Al Franken

Comedian

76.17% (342 of 449 votes)

25

1997

Jon Stewart

Comedian

41.10% (157 of 382 votes)

10

1998

Ray Romano

Comedian

70.71% (99 of 140 votes)

23

1999

Aretha Franklin

Vocalist

47.27% (26 of 55 votes)

36

2000

Jay Leno

Comedian

32.54% (41 of 126 votes)

21

2001

Darrell Hammond

Comedian

49.04% (51 of 104 votes)

11

2002

Drew Carey

Comedian

68.75% (44 of 64 votes)

28

2003

Ray Charles

Vocalist

33.67% (67 of 199 votes)

37

2004

Jay Leno

Comedian

32.54% (41 of 126 votes)

1

2005

Cedric the Entertainer

Comedian

100% (1 of 1 votes)

3

2006

Stephen Colbert

Comedian

76.46% (445 of 582 votes)

17

2007

Rich Little

Comedian

57.14% (4 of 7 votes)

2

2008

Craig Ferguson

Comedian

77.78% (7 of 9 votes)

40

2009

Wanda Sykes

Comedienne

32.20% (38 of 118 votes)

38

2010

Jay Leno

Comedian

32.54% (41 of 126 votes)

8

2011

Seth Meyers

Comedian

76.04% (73 of 96 votes)

4

2012

Jimmy Kimmel

TV Personality

76.26% (559 of 733 votes)

15

2013

Conan O'Brien

TV Personality

57.28% (59 of 103 votes)

39

2014

Joel McHale

Actor

32.26% (20 of 62 votes)

22

2015

Cecily Strong

Comedienne

47.83% (22 of 46 votes)

51

2016

Larry Wilmore

Comedian

0% (0 of 1 votes)

52

2017

Hasan Minhaj

Comedian

0% (0 of 2 votes)

49

2018

Michelle Wolf

Comedienne

0% (0 of 2 votes)

34

2019

Ron Chernow

Author

33.33% (1 of 3 votes)

7

2022

Trevor Noah

Comedian

76.09% (70 of 92 votes)

20

2023

Roy Wood Jr.

Comedian

50.0% (1 of 2 votes)

13

2024

Colin Jost

Comedian

57.89% (11 of 19 votes)