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Samantha Bee Plans Anti-White House Correspondents' Dinner

Samantha Bee Plans Anti-White House Correspondents' Dinner

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Thank God.

The White House Correspondents' Association dinner will likely be a tense affair this year with Donald Trump at the center of attention. The president has been quick to denounce any and all of his critics--especially SNL--making it hard to imagine anyone willingly performing at an event structured around criticizing the president through comedy.

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Thank God for funny woman Samantha Bee, who has just announced she will be hosting a counter-event to take place in Washington on the same night as the Correspondents' Association dinner, aptly titled "Not the White House Correspondents' Dinner."

Though the details of how Bee's night will be broadcast are still in the air, with celebrities and journalists invited to attend, the occasion is sure to be memorable. While discussing the upcoming Correspondents' dinner with her fellow producers, the Full Frontal host thought, "Why don't we just do one, just to do it in the way that we would want it done if we were hosting it?"

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The Correspondents' dinner and counter-event are scheduled for April 29, which is a while away, but at least we have a proper roast of Donald Trump to look forward to, as pretty much everything else right now is painfully bleak.

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