Michelle Wolf Won’t Hold Anything Back at White House Correspondents’ Dinner

The comedian talked to GQ about this Saturdays event, her Netflix show and more.

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Michelle Wolf is ready to roast Trump at the White House Correspondents' Dinner. (Peter Kramer/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
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Michelle Wolf is ready for Saturday. GQ writes that Wolf is both “singular and ubiquitous” and that there is no one else like her in comedy. That’s why she makes the perfect host for the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, and she told GQ that she is holding nothing back when it comes to roasting Trump, even though she is worried that the jokes won’t go over well.

“I’m not so much worried about any of the people—including Trump—that I’m telling jokes about,” Wolf told GQ. “I’m more worried that the jokes go over well. And I’m not even talking about in the room; I’m talking about when people watch it on TV and are like, ‘Oh, that’s funny.’”

Wolf is also premiering her own Netflix show, The Break, next month. She said that for good comedy, you have to come at the jokes from where you’re coming from. You cannot take into account everyone else’s point of view, but you also don’t want to throw your personal opinions in someone’s face. It is about finding balance.

“My only responsibility as a comedian is to make people laugh. I think it’s irresponsible of a comedian to get onstage and knowingly say things that are making a point but not making a joke. I am totally fine with people that make a point and a joke, but if you do not have a joke in there, I do not know why you’re saying it onstage,” Wolf told GQ.

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