By agreeing to attend the 2018 Gridiron Club Dinner on March 3, President Trump is putting himself in the line of comedic fire.

The Washington journalism club, dating to 1885, holds an annual event similar to the “Nerd Prom” — the White House Correspondents Association dinner.

Gridiron Club dinners traditionally include comedy skits that poke fun at both parties — and the president. But Trump gets a chance to shoot back at “fake news” outlets.

“The president is planning to attend the Gridiron dinner,” said White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders. “But no decision has been made regarding the WHCA dinner at this time. Will keep you posted wthere is an update.”

Variety noted: “Trump also skipped the Gridiron dinner last year, and instead Vice President Mike Pence attended. As has been a tradition, Pence made jokes aimed at both sides of the aisle, including at himself.”

Chops are being licked at what barbs will be tossed at the no-cameras event.

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