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Wanda Sykes, the host of this year's White House Correspondents' dinner, is already roasting President Obama.

By Vincent Rossmeier

Published February 13, 2009 9:45PM (EST)

The first thing I did when they asked me to do this gig -- I made sure my taxes were paid.

That's comedian Wanda Sykes, responding to the news that she will headline this year's White House Correspondents' Association dinner.  Sykes wasn't tipping her hand as to how she'll lampoon President Obama, but she will certainly have the opportunity to do so at the annual event, which will be on May 9. This is, after all, the same event where Stephen Colbert gave his notorious roast of then-President Bush in 2006.

It will be interesting to see if Sykes, who opposed California's Proposition 8 and married her longtime girlfriend last year, reprises her bit on gay marriage at the dinner (video below).


Vincent Rossmeier

Vincent Rossmeier is an editorial assistant at Salon.

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