Samantha Bee Will Host A Spoof White House Correspondents’ Dinner
Samantha Bee and the producers of “Full Frontal” at TBS are planning to host a comedic alternative to the first annual White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner under Donald Trump’s presidency.
Bee will serve as host at the gala dinner on April 29 at the Willard Hotel in Washington, D.C. to occur at the same time as the WHCA dinner. Bee and TBS plan to invite journalists and celebrities to join them at the “Not the White House Correspondents’ Dinner,” to spoof the actual event, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
“Executives at TBS offered their full support of the gala by nodding politely and then muttering under their breath as we turned around,” Bee said in a press release announcing the event.
“The evening is sure to bring plenty of surprises, music, food, and laughter — and if you’re not careful you just might learn something,” Bee continued. “Specifically, you’ll learn how screwed we’d be without a free press.”
Bee openly criticized Trump during his campaign for the presidency, and she’ll be expected to do just that at “Not the White House Correspondents’ Dinner.”
TBS has not announced an airdate for the event thus far, but Bee is confident that it’s going to happen.
“We’re really doing this,” Bee said. “This is not a joke.”