Trevor Noah kept nothing back at the grilling White House reporter’s brutal dinner

The last time a president and a comedian shared the stage at the White House Correspondents Dinner was six years ago, when Larry Wilmore ended his show with a poignant farewell to Barack. Obama. A lot has changed in both politics and comedy since then.

Now, after a couple of years in which Donald Trump declined to attend and was absent by, most notably, comedian Michelle Wolf, another two years were canceled due to the pandemic — and one of those times when people related rather forget – Washington DC’s “Prom nerd” scheduled to return Saturday night amid another wave of COVID caught up with Vice President Kamala Harris.

But nothing is expected about the background of presenter Trevor Noah.

With Pete Davidson and Kim Kardashian among the famous faces in the room, Daily program The presenter opened his remarks by saying it was “his great honor to speak at the nation’s most outstanding super-aircraft event.”

“I expect this from Sean Hannity, but the rest of you, what are you doing?” Noah asked. “You have spent the last two years telling people how important it is to wear masks and avoid large gatherings indoors. Then, the second person offers you a free dinner, you will turn into Joe Rogan. ” He then noted that we should have known something was wrong when Dr Fauci “thought it was too dangerous” to attend the event while “Pete Davidson thought it was fine.”

No one was hurt amid Noah’s ban, from Democrats like Kyrsten Sinema (“openly bisexual but the Republicans closed it”) and Republicans like Ron DeSantis (“He won’t even tell people if he gets a boost. Or as they say in Florida, “Don’t ask, don’t tell”).

There are also plenty of jokes at the expense of belittled media figures like Chris Cuomo and Jeffrey Toobin, who he says could still win the Grammy for Best Comedy Album after ” knock down” in front of his colleagues.

“This is an exclusive event,” he added. “In fact, when I walked in, I heard Meghan McCain say to the guard, ‘Do you know who my father is?!’ They were like, you have a ticket, you can go in, but anyway she insists on telling them who her father is.”

Arrive Meet the press Chuck Todd host Noah asked, “How are you? I wanted to request a follow-up, but I know you don’t know what that is.” As the crowd groaned, he added, “Don’t boo him, he’s trying!”

The host then compared Fox News to Waffle House, explaining: “The afternoon was relatively normal, but as soon as the sun went down, a drunk woman named Jeanine threatened to beat up every Mexican who came.” He said the network’s primetime lineup was so “impactful” that “the vaccine segments moved their viewers… into the ICU.”

Seeing Fox’s Laura Ingraham in the crowd, Noah said, “Well, what can you say about her that the Anti-Defamation League hasn’t said?”

Before Noah took the stage, President Biden received early support from James Corden for a lightheartedly humorous pre-recorded video in which Late evening The host quickly replaced Jen Psaki as White House press secretary, complete with an appearance by the Fox News reporter the president once called a “stupid asshole.”

When it was his turn to tell some jokes of his own, Biden began by mocking his own dismal approval ratings and said it’s no surprise that it’s been six years since a president… dinner since the country suffered a “terrible plague—followed by two years of COVID. ” He produced some groans as he added, “Imagine if my predecessor came to this dinner this year, it would be a real coup.”

“I know there are questions about whether we should gather here tonight because of COVID,” Biden later added. “Well, we are here to show the country that we are getting through this pandemic. In addition, everyone must demonstrate that they have been fully vaccinated and boosted. So if you’re at home watching this show and you wonder how to do it, just contact your favorite Fox News reporter. They’re all here, vaccinated and healthy, all the same. “

For a good measure, the camera cuts across Fox’s Peter Doocy, who barely smiles.

At the end of his more than 25-minute speech, Trevor Noah used his time in the spotlight to challenge the journalists in the room to use America’s unique freedoms for good. .

“In America, you have the right to seek the truth and tell the truth, even if it upsets those in power,” Noah said. “Even if it makes the viewer or the reader uncomfortable. Do you understand how great that is? I stood here tonight and I mocked the president of the United States and I’ll be fine. ”

Turning to Biden, he asked, “I’ll be fine, won’t I?”

But before leaving, Noah learns more about the president. “Be careful leaving tonight,” he told the crowd. “We all know this administration doesn’t handle the evacuation well.”

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Hung is a Interreviewed U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Hung joined Interreviewed in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing:

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