NEW YORK (AP) -- Wanda Sykes will soon get the chance to make fun of President Barack Obama to his face.

The comic actress says she has been selected as the entertainer at the annual White House correspondents' dinner in Washington, slated for May 9.

Obama is expected to attend the black-tie affair at the Washington Hilton. The guest list of some 2,000 people will likely include the usual mix of Washington elite, White House press corps and Hollywood celebrities.