Comedian Going to White House Correspondents’ Dinner. What About Trump?

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Comedian Going to White House Correspondents’ Dinner. What About Trump?
She gained notice last year for an HBO comedy special, “Nice Lady,”
that Jason Zinoman, the comedy critic for , praised for its “silly fart jokes tied to meaty social commentaries that spin out into unexpected personal confessions interrupted by nicely crafted one-liners.”
Margaret Talev, a White House reporter for Bloomberg News who is president of the correspondents’ association, said
that Ms. Wolf’s “truth-to-power style makes her a great friend to the W. H.C. A.”
“Her Pennsylvania roots, stints on Wall Street and in science,
and self-made, feminist edge make her the right voice now,” Ms. Talev said in a statement.
Michelle Wolf, a stand-up comic and frequent contributor to “The Daily Show With Trevor Noah,” will be the featured entertainer at the annual
gathering on April 28, the association announced on Thursday, taking on one of the most prominent — and perilous — gigs in comedy.
Long a high point of the Washington social calendar, the correspondents’ dinner typically offers journalists
and presidents a chance to roast one another on live television in a celebrity-packed ballroom.
But Mr. Trump, not one to encourage comity with the White House press corps, skipped
last year’s proceedings, the first president to do so since Ronald Reagan in 1981.
WASHINGTON — A comedian has agreed to tell jokes at this year’s White House Correspondents’ Association dinner.