Don’t hire a political comic, then renounce her when she does political comedy.
Ms. Wolf, a comedian from the world of late-night TV, is honing her set for the White House Correspondents’ dinner and preparing a new Netflix series.
Michelle Wolf, a stand-up comic and contributor to “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah,” takes on one of the most prominent — and perilous — gigs in comedy.
The Hollywood cool factor of the Obama years was all but gone, but people came out to celebrate the press and the weekend’s other hero, Samantha Bee.
Programmed against one another, the White House Correspondents’ Association dinner and Ms. Bee’s alternative end up in the same place — criticizing the president and the press.
The comedian’s “Not The White House Correspondents’ Dinner” was both an alternative to the dinner itself, and to a rally in Pennsylvania that Trump held instead of attending the dinner.
To ensure jokes about the president are made to her satisfaction, the comedian will hold the Not the White House Correspondents’ Dinner in Washington.
The annual White House Correspondents’ Dinner began as a gathering for journalists, but over time has morphed into a celebrity-studded affair.