Samantha Bee, host of TBS’ Full Frontal, announced on Monday that she will host an alternative event to the annual White House Correspondents’ Dinner in Washington D.C. this spring. “Not the White House Correspondents’ Dinner,” as it as being called, will be held on April 29th, the same night President Donald Trump is set to speak at the official event alongside a comedian to be named later.
“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,” Bee said in a statement about the event, which will serve as a benefit for the Committee to Protect Journalists. “We’re really doing this. This is not a joke,” she added.
— Vogue Magazine (@voguemagazine) January 30, 2017