Michelle Wolf, the White House roast and the thin line of comedy

Michelle Wolf, the White House roast and the thin line of comedy

Michelle Wolf, the White House roast and the thin line of comedy

"She's a comedian, for God's sake, not the president".

Seth Myers went to town on critics of comedian Michelle Wolf's White House Correspondence's Dinner performance.

Meyers noted that the WHCA put out a statement when they announced Wolf as the event's key speaker, noting, "Our dinner honors the First Amendment and strong, independent Journalism".

Trump skipped the Washington tradition for a campaign-style rally in Washington Township, Michigan and afterwards tweeted the dinner was a "big, boring bust".

"It's a complete disgrace that there wasn't a single person on the dais that interrupted that woman as filth was coming out of her mouth", Malkin said. "Unfortunately the entertainer's monologue was not in the spirit of that mission".

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Of Sanders, Wolf cracked: "I actually really like Sarah". She's amusing. It's not her fault if Trump Republicans get touchy when you call them a pack of lying hypocrites, or if the chairman of the American Conservative Union had to take his wife and go home because his feelings were hurt, or if Donald Trump himself is so constitutionally incapable of taking a joke that he doesn't dare show up. I think if you listen to the joke you'll understand that it's about the fact that she lies and if it's taken another way I think you should go back and listen to it again. But some of her jokes, particularly a series of barbs about White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders with Sanders sitting just feet away, seemed to spark the most outrage.

Earlier in the day, Wolf said she regrets nothing in response to the backlash from her performance at the dinner Saturday night.

Wolf responded on Twitter with, "Why are you guys making this about Sarah's looks?" And Wolf has already defended her joke about Sanders' eye shadow.

PHOTO: Host Michelle Wolf attends the 2018 White House Correspondents' Dinner at Washington Hilton, April 28, 2018, in Washington, DC.

Said Colbert: "Look, you didn't like, you have that right". Wolf might not be beloved by the GOP right now, but she has all of Colbert's support. She sits there with a straight face and invents things that we can easily verify never happen like the Bowling Green massacre, and she has the audacity to sit there and act like she's pissed off because she gets called out for it. "And I don't think that C-SPAN should carry that kind of stuff". "FAKE NEWS is alive and well and beautifully represented on Saturday night!" he added later.

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