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WASHINGTON (USA Today) -- The Redheaded Wonder is coming to D.C. this spring.

The White House Correspondents Association announced earlier today that talk-show host and comedian Conan O'Brien will do the honors at its annual dinner.

"Conan is one of television's most innovative and influential talents, and I am absolutely thrilled that he has agreed to be this year's featured act," White House Correspondents Association president Ed Henry said in a statement.

O'Brien takes over from last year's host, fellow late-night host Jimmy Kimmel, who scored big laughs. But O'Brien is no WHCD rookie; he also stopped by in 1995.

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