The nasty comedian who’s been in the news for the last couple of days following her disgusting performance at the White House Correspondent’s Dinner, where she impugned the character and criticized the appearance of White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders as she sat next to her at the podium, spoke with NPR’s Terry Gross about her performance. The comedian heralded by the left for attacking one of the only conservative females in the room at the WHCD, is about to get her own series on Netflix in May, where Barack Obama’s former NSA director, Susan Rice (who went on an intentional lying tour about the reason 4 Americans were brutally murdered in Benghazi) is on the board of directors.
Here’s a portion of the NPR interview:
On why people say that the WHCD is “a bad room.”:Wolf: …the overarching thing that people kept telling me is that they’re like “It’s a bad room.”
Gross: In what sense?
Wolf: In that it’s just like, they were like, nothing ever sounds good in that room.
Wolf: A couple different factors. I mean, it’s a large ballroom. The audience isn’t miked so you the laughs aren’t very audible in general. But it’s also, it’s formal, which people don’t laugh as much when they’re dressed up. There’s round tables and people are eating or drinking, so by the virtue of a round table people are partially turned away from you. And it’s televised and there are all these people that may or may not be able to show genuine reactions and so you’re constantly thinking “I need to react in a way that will come off well on TV.”
Gross: You mean, like not seem partisan?
Wolf: Right, yeah. That you might not be giving a genuine reaction to what’s being said.
Gross: You’re saying some people might be afraid to laugh because it will make them look partisan?
Wolf: Make them look partisan or make them look like they’re laughing at someone they shouldn’t be laughing at.
On Sarah Sanders being on camera while she was telling the jokes:
Wolf: Yeah, it is different. But you know, there’s plenty where you could look back and the camera was on Obama when people were making pretty aggressive jokes about Obama and he was laughing. And I think having the ability to laugh at yourself is important. I also think that if you – another part of the dinner that wasn’t televised is they were giving out awards and everyone was standing to congratulate the people who were getting awards and Sarah was sitting.
Gross: So you think she was kind of like sitting in protest? Because these are media awards and she didn’t want to stand in praise of the media?
Gross: Was there something specifically said about CNN that she didn’t stand?
Wolf:Yeah, CNN reporters got awards, I cannot remember the exact award they got, but they came up to accept them and she sat the whole time, while we all stood and shook their hands. I would say if this is about celebrating the media she wasn’t there to celebrate the media.
Either she’s enormously stupid, or she just likes pretending she’s enormously stupid. Wolf sat there while Jake Tapper and friends got an award for a story about Trump-Russian collusion, a lie that Sarah Sanders is forced to address almost every time she steps up to the podium. But yeah…Sanders should’ve stood and clapped like a seal when CNN got an award for the 24/7 propaganda they pump out about Trump and the fake Russian collusion story.
On advice Seth Meyers gave her about performing at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner and the expectation that “women will be nice.”:
Michelle Wolf: I mean, I’m honestly – I wouldn’t change a single word that I said. I’m very happy with what I said, and I’m glad I stuck to my guns.
Gross: After one of your jokes about the women’s march and the, I can’t say the word, the p – – – – hats that women wore, and then you made a joke about female genitalia, you said, and I quote, “You should’ve done more research before you got me to do this.” I got the impression you really meant that.
Wolf: Yeah, I mean, I think I don’t know maybe I’m projecting this, but I think sometimes they look at a woman and they think “Oh, she’ll be nice,” and if you’ve seen any of my comedy you know that I don’t – I’m not. I don’t pull punches. I’m not afraid to talk about things. And I don’t think they expected that from me. I think they still have preconceived notions of how women will present themselves and I don’t fit in that box.
Wolf: I think one of the things about being a comic is getting to actually, as a woman, I have access to hit women in a way that men might not be able to hit them with jokes. I don’t mean physically hit. But you know, because I’m a woman, I can say things about women because I know what it’s like to be a woman, if that makes any sense.
Gross: So you felt like you had more liberty in saying what you said about Sarah Sanders and if a man had said it it might’ve been uglier?
Wolf: I think in general when I talk about women, like in my special when I talked about Hillary, I called Hillary a bitch, which you later find out is a compliment. But no, I don’t think a man could’ve gotten away with saying that. It would’ve sounded misogynistic.