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Michelle Wolf's Set At The White House Correspondents' Dinner Made A Lot Of Whiny Bitches Unhappy

On Saturday, comedian Michelle Wolf performed at the White House Correspondents’ dinner. Many people and news outlets are decrying her jokes, some of which went after Sarah Huckabee Sanders, saying that Michelle went too far. Here’s Trump’s take:

And here is the White House Correspondents’ Association’s response to her set:

Let me start by saying that I’ve met Michelle and I’ve seen her perform a lot. She is one of the hardest-working comedians in the business. She performs at the Comedy Cellar almost every night, often on every show, and she’s on the road on the weekends. She probably does about 15-25 shows a week in addition to writing and filming her new Netflix show, “The Break,” which premieres on May 27th. She did an HBO special earlier this year, “Nice Lady,” which was really good, and apparently she already has an entirely new hour ready to go. In other words, she’s on fire right now and I’m a fan, so take my response to this with a grain of salt.

With that out of the way, let me just say that if you’re upset by her jokes, you’re a pathetic little bitch. What did you fucking expect? It’s a political roast–that’s how it has been since 1983. Usually, everyone is on board and it provides an evening where both sides can set aside their differences and laugh at themselves. Of course, there have been a few times where the comedian’s set was received poorly–most notably, Colbert in 2006. But for the most part, it’s a boring evening highlighted by the comedian’s performance.

It certainly helps if the president attends. Since 1921, the president has been absent from the event only four times: in 1951, when Truman didn’t go, citing the “uncertainty of the world situation”; in 1981, when Reagan was recovering from an assassination attempt on his life; and in 2017 and 2018, when Trump didn’t go because, well, who knows.

I understand that the president doesn’t have to go. But to not face the music because you can’t handle political satire about you, and then take to twitter to condemn the comedian’s jokes, is so fucking soft. It’s soft! The BEST thing you can do is show up to this thing and laugh as you’re being roasted, then take the podium and deliver a funny response. That makes you likable, relatable, “in on the joke.” Obama, George W. Bush, and Clinton were all terrific at this. It was always fun to watch the presidents deliver jokes in a tux and see if they could hold their own against the comedians who had just ripped everyone apart.

I can’t fathom how you can attend that event and pull the sour face after every joke. Even if you don’t think it’s funny, fake a laugh! Look like a human being! Was every joke hysterical? Of course not, but overall, I thought she was super funny. More importantly, it was brave as all hell. She did abortion jokes… at a dinner televised by CSPAN… to a predominantly conservative audience. She crushed Sarah Huckabee Sanders while she was sitting 5 feet away. She pushed through groans, underwhelming laughter, and people walking out during her set. And now she has to hear from all these jackals about how she disgraced the cause of women and divided the country even farther or some bullshit.

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Jesus. She made a joke about how SHS uses the burnt ashes of lies as eye makeup. Mika Brzzfinskidsf has completely twisted the context of the joke and this tweet is exactly the type of “fake news” that has RUINED the credibility of the very people who threw the dinner! But who cares. Let’s avoid that rabbit hole.

The biggest point I want to make is that people, in general, should not get mad when a comedian tells jokes. When you start to define what is acceptable vs. not acceptable to say on stage, you draw brackets around the first amendment and imply limits on speech. This is censorship, the kind that exists in places like North Korea, Syria, and Burma. And sure, Americans won’t place you in front of a firing squad if you tell a joke about our leader. But if comedians are too afraid to target anything and everything, the result is the same.

It’s perfectly reasonable to dislike someone’s sense of humor. It’s fine to say Michelle Wolf wasn’t funny if she isn’t to your liking. Those are subjective questions and some people would rather watch a clown fall off a tricycle than digest a pedophile joke. But don’t hire a comedian for an event, knowing exactly what sort of act she’ll do, and then get mad at her for doing exactly that act. As Johnny Drama said, that’s like getting mad at the bull for giving you the horns when you shouldn’t have been in the ring in the first place.