9 most hilarious moments from Sam Bee's "Not the White House Correspondents' Dinner"
Saturday night was the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, but it seems like very few people went, including the president himself. That’s right, Donald Trump is the first president in 36 years to skip the WHCD, and that might be because of his, um, tumultuous relationship with the press. OR, it might be because everyone was going to be at Samantha Bee’s Not the White House Correspondents’ Dinner instead.
While Trump was out lambasting journalists and the “failing” news outlets that critique him, the Full Frontal star hosted an ~alternative~ WHCD to celebrate journalists — basically a one-hour version of Full Frontal — and have a few much-needed laughs at the expense of a certain sexist administration. Thanks to Bee’s perseverance (“Nevertheless, she persisted” right?), “nerd prom” was as hilarious as ever, and packed with pee jokes, of course.
Keep scrolling for some of the funniest moments from the event.
1. The red carpet was HUMID and everyone was sweating and joking about “the swamp.”
Before the show there was a red carpet and everyone was pretending it was a live broadcast (at 6pm EST), but it was pre-recorded during the day when it was 91 degrees with 70% humidity. It was actually a record-high temperature, which was appropriate on the day that thousands rallied to march against climate change.
It was a funny way to start the show.
2. Allison Janney revived her “West Wing” role to open the show.
She answered questions from Trump-supporting members of the press (presumably the only people he allows into his press conferences). The “reporters” ranged from a “nut job survivalist” and Russian spy to a member of Opus Dei who accuses Samantha Bee of being a witch.
Janney’s response? “Of course she’s a witch, we’re all witches.” Iconic.