The White House Correspondents' Dinner, an annual event where journalists and celebrities poke fun at the president, was briefly upstaged Saturday afternoon by late-night TV star Samantha Bee’s "Not the White House Correspondents' Dinner" event.
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Bee performed her tongue-in-cheek tribute to American news organizations with other celebrity guests in front of a packed auditorium on April 29. The event, hosted in the style of the real White House Correspondent’s Dinner, included short parodies, roasts, monologues and a staged interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper.
In a hit segment, Will Ferrell reprised his SNL impression of former President George W. Bush, asking viewers “How do you like me now?” in a thick Texan accent. He continued on to roast President Trump and his administration, the scandals at Fox News and Bush himself.
Other guests included Alysia Reiner of "Orange Is the New Black," Retta of "Parks and Recreation" and Matt Walsh of "Veep."
Trump became the first president since Ronald Reagan in 1981 to skip the annual White House Correspondence Dinner, traveling to Pennsylvania
instead to host a rally to mark his 100th day in office.