Samantha Bee Will Host 'Not The White House Correspondents' Dinner' On Same Night As Official One

If you are a mediaperson who isn't on President Trump's favorites list, you may not be going to the White House Correspondents' Dinner. Never mind, you can attend the alternative party hosted by Samantha Bee. You're invited to the "Full Frontal with Samantha Bee" host.

She has declared that the show will happen on April 29. That is the night that the annual White House press show will happen too, according to CNN.

Samantha Bee has given it a special name, calling it the 'Not the White House Correspondents' Dinner.' The proceeds from the dinner will be handed over to a Committee to Protect Journalists.

"We suspect some members of the press may find themselves unexpectedly free that night," she said, according to TBS "and we want to feed them and give them hugs."

"We try to as much as possible raise awareness for causes we care about and this is no exception," Bee added. "Obviously, the press is under attack."

Bee said that she had been discussing the dinner with various people who thought like her, and then they decided to host it when they felt that it might not invite everyone. She added: "It's basically going to be a prom for the nerds not invited to nerd prom."

However, it is not even clear whether President Donald Trump's record of anti-media rhetoric, as well as his declared "war" with the media, will permit him to continue with this year's bash. Bee said, "whatever happens, it's going to be weird."

The 2016 White House Correspondents' Dinner had Larry Wilmore as host, but there hasn't been any host picked for this year yet. To a question on how Trump would react when asked to give some comedy, Bee answered: "Well, no one loves to deliver a monologue more than he does, so I assume he'll be quite happy to stand up there...whether people find it funny or not is a different matter entirely."

Watch the 'Not the White House Correspondents' Dinner special on TBS.

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