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Journalists distance themselves from Correspondents’ Dinner after Wolf routine

Sunday - 29/04/2018 16:00
The comedian’s scorching routine generates some discomfort.
 
Comedian Michelle Wolf (pictured) was criticized for her jokes about White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders and other administration officials. | Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images
Comedian Michelle Wolf (pictured) was criticized for her jokes about White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders and other administration officials. | Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images

Comedian Michelle Wolf's biting routine at Saturday's 2018 White House Correspondents' Association dinner has triggered one of Washington's most recurring conversations: Is one night of pomp and politics worth the headaches that usually follow?

Almost immediately after Wolf, best known as a correspondent on “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah," left the stage at the Washington Hilton, those who pack into the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room on a daily basis began to distance themselves from her performance. A number of journalists deemed her act too caustic.

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