Samantha Bee Hosting Alternative White House Correspondent’s Dinner
It didn’t take long after the election for TBS to double down on Samantha Bee’s Full Frontal for Season 2, and now they’re doing one better. The White House Correspondent’s Dinner is going to be an unusual one this year, so Bee is throwing one of her own. Guess who isn’t invited!
TBS confirms that Full Frontal With Samantha Bee will host a “Not the White House Correspondents’ Dinner” event on Saturday, April 29, precisely opposite the real event. Bee’s version will welcome “journalists and non-irritating celebrities,” as “We suspect some members of the press may find themselves unexpectedly free that night, and we want to feed them and give them hugs.”
The press release also indicates that proceeds for “Not the White House Correspondents’ Dinner” will go to the Committee to Protect Journalists. Says Bee of the dinner:
Executives at TBS offered their full support of the gala by nodding politely and then muttering under their breath as we turned around. The evening is sure to bring plenty of surprises, music, food, and laughter—and if you’re not careful you just might learn something. Specifically, you’ll learn how screwed we’d be without a free press.
The actual White House Correspondent’s Dinner hasn’t released any details as of yet, so stay tuned for more on Bee’s version.