The White House announced President Trump will, for the second year in a row, skip the White House Correspondents’ Association annual dinner. White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders will represent the president at the dinner April 28.
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.
When Washington’s signature social event kicks off this weekend, Wolf Blitzer will not be dining with Ashton Kutcher. After more than a decade of celebrity glitz and lavishly underwritten partying, Saturday’s White House Correspondents’ Association dinner is shaping up to be a slimmed-down, more sober, slightly dowdier affair. It’s possible the event will never again be quite as epic.
Daily Show‘s Hasan Minhaj, the evening’s entertainer, has a history of mocking the president, who is boycotting the White House Correspondents’ Dinner. Now, Minhaj will face one of the most politically freighted gigs of his career, delivering what has traditionally been a barb-filled performance, with the president as a major target, to a dinner that Trump is boycotting because of tension with the media.
Margaret Sullivan: This year, the White House correspondents’ bash is worse than embarrassing. It’s poised to tip over into journalistic self-abasement. It’s time to stick a silver-plated fork in it.
The annual White House Correspondents Association Dinner will go on as planned this year, says the WHCA’s president. But this year it’ll have some televised competition in the form of Samantha Bee‘s TBS special called Not the White House Correspondents’ Dinner.
Team Coco is heading back to Washington D.C. Conan O’Brien will be the headliner of this year’s White House Correspondents Association Dinner, it was announced today. This isn’t the TBS host’s first time top lining the DC event. Back in 1995, when O’Brien was the host of NBC’s Late Night, he roasted then-President Bill Clinton and others from the stage.