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  1. SNL's Cecily Strong to Host Correspondents' DinnerRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Breitbart.com

    ... Obama, who will perform his own comedy set at dinner. "Her political humor is sly and edgy, and it comes with a Chicago accent," said WHCA President Christia Z Parsons. "In the 82-year history of our dinner, she'll be the fourth woman to serve in ...

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  2. Amy Poehler's Confidence LessonsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | New Yorker

    ... largely through the lessons she learned in improv training, which she did in the nineties at ImprovOlympic, in Chicago, before co-founding the Upright Citizens Brigade. Those lessons-about the importance of saying yes, working collaboratively, ...

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  3. November 20, 2014: Cecily Strong to Headline White House...Read the original story

    11 hrs ago | BiZBash Event Style News

    BizBash Live is the largest one-day gathering of event organizers held annually in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and South Florida. Attendees gain inspiration from the top names in events through the Event Innovation Forum, the Workshop Series, hundreds of exhibits, and more.

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  4. A conversation with comedian David KoechnerRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | Creative Loafing Atlanta

    ... household of six children, Koechner caught fire on his comedy crusade with some expert improv skills he showcased in Chicago before landing his first big break as a cast member on "Saturday Night Live." Koechner's comedy and high level of ...

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  5. Cecily StrongRead the original story w/Photo

    18 hrs ago | The Washington Post

    ... in 1992, Elayne Boosler in 1993, and Wanda Sykes in 2009. "Her political humor is sly and edgy, and it comes with a Chicago accent," WHCD President Christi Parsons said in an e-mail, noting the comedian boasts some journalistic and political ...

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  6. Cecily Strong, 'SNL' star, will host 2015 White House Correspondents' DinnerRead the original story w/Photo

    22 hrs ago | Christian Science Monitor

    ... in the Midwestern city before his move to Washington. Strong joined SNL's cast in 2012 after performing elsewhere in Chicago and has been featured in two films. Her father was also a longtime journalist with The Associated Press , according to the ...

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  7. 'SNL''s Cecily Strong tabbed to host 2015 White House Correspondents' DinnerRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Examiner.com

    ... president himself. WHCA president Christi Parsons calls Strong's political humor "sly and edgy, and it comes with a Chicago accent." There's even a former journalist in the family; USA Today notes that Strong's father, Bill Strong, was previously an ...

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  8. SNL's Cecily Strong to Headline White House Correspondents DinnerRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | The Wall Street Journal

    Saturday Night Live's Cecily Strong will provide the entertainment at next year's White House Correspondents Association dinner, the group announced Wednesday. Ms. Strong, who hails from outside President Barack Obama 's hometown of Chicago, will be the featured performer at the April gala at the Washington Hilton.

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  9. SNL's Cecily Strong To Host Next Year's White House Correspondents...Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Perez Hilton

    SNL 's Cecily Strong To Host Next Year's White House Correspondents Dinner! Find Out How She Landed The Honor HERE! She may be The Girl You Wish You Hadn't Started A Conversation With At A Party, but on April 25th, 2015, she's going to be the talk of the biggest party in Washington! The White House Correspondents Dinner has already found its host for 2015, and it's none other that Saturday Night Live star Cecily Strong ! This is a huge honor for the two-year SNL rookie who is joining a list of much bigger stars including Stephen Colbert , Conan O'Brien , Jon Stewart , and of course her former Weekend Update co-host Seth Meyers . "Her political humor is sly and edgy, and it comes with a Chicago accent.

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  10. Cecily Strong, of 'SNL,' to Perform at White House Correspondents' DinnerRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | News Max

    ... Press bureau chief at the Illinois statehouse, CNN noted. "Her political humor is sly and edgy, and it comes with a Chicago accent," WHCD President Christi Parsons said in a statement. Raised in suburban Oak Park, Illinois, the 30-year-old made her ...

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  11. SNL's Cecily Strong to Share Comedy Stage with President ObamaRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | People

    ... Obama in a ballroom of some 2,000-plus Washington VIPs. "Her political humor is sly and edgy, and it comes with a Chicago accent," WHCA president Christi Parsons said in an email to White House correspondents. "In the 82-year history of our dinner, ...

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  12. REFILE-'SNL' comedian Cecily Strong to entertain White House correspondents' dinnerRead the original story

    Wednesday | Reuters

    ... in the Midwestern city before his move to Washington. Strong joined SNL's cast in 2012 after performing elsewhere in Chicago and has been featured in two films. Her father was also a longtime journalist with The Associated Press, according to the ...

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  13. SNL's Cecily Strong to host 2015 White House Correspondents'...Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Daily Mail

    'Her political humor is sly and edgy, and it comes with a Chicago accent,' White House Correspondents' Association president Christia Z Parsons said in a statement on Wendesday. The 30-year-old becomes the fourth female comedian to headline the event in its 82-year history, joining the ranks of past hosts Paula Poundstone, Elayne Boosler, and Wanda Sykes.

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  14. Chicago Native Cecily Strong to Emcee White House Correspondents' DinnerRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | NBC Chicago

    ... the first woman in the job since Wanda Sykes in 2009. "Her political humor is sly and edgy, and it comes with a Chicago accent," says White House Correspondents' Association President Christie Parsons, in a statement to The Hill . "Cecily grew up in ...

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  15. Ad Competition From Big-Name Actors Pushes Athletes to the SidelinesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Adweek

    ... and John Krasinski (Esurance) do voiceover work. Bob Williams, chief executive officer of Burns Entertainment, Chicago, which represents corporate sponsors looking to hire celebrity endorsers, says that a decade ago, 75 percent of his company's ...

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  16. Cecily Strong to perform at 2015 White House Correspondents' dinnerRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | UPI

    "Saturday Night Live" cast member Cecily Strong will perform at the 2015 White House Correspondents' Association Dinner, the association announced Wednesday. Strong has been the co-anchor of the faux news segment "Weekend Update" and started her comedy career in President Barack Obama 's hometown of Chicago.

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  17. SNL's Cecily Strong Tapped as Host of 2015 White House Correspondents' DinnerRead the original story

    Wednesday | BroadwayWorld.com

    The White House Correspondents' Association announced today that Saturday Night Live's Cecily Strong will be the entertainer at our annual dinner on April 25, 2015. "Her political humor is sly and edgy, and it comes with a Chicago accent.

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  18. Cecily Strong To Perform At White House Correspondents' DinnerRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Switched

    ... 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 ...

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  19. Cecily Strong to perform at W.H. correspondents' dinnerRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | USA Today

    ... Night Live , will be the fourth woman to perform at the century-old correspondents' dinner. Christi Parsons of the Chicago Tribune , current president of the association, noted that Strong also has a journalistic pedigree: Her father, Bill Strong, ...

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  20. SNLa s Cecily Strong to be fourth female comedian to headline White House Corrrespondents DinnerRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | The Washington Post

    ... in 1992, Elayne Boosler in 1993, and Wanda Sykes in 2009. "Her political humor is sly and edgy, and it comes with a Chicago accent," WHCD President Christi Parsons said in an e-mail, noting the comedian boasts some journalistic and political ...

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