While Donald Trump and many in the media lick their wounds and whine about her set, Wolf's fellow comedians are tweeting their support.
The ABC late-night host jumped to her defense on Twitter Sunday evening, declaring her jokes "FUNNY" and then suggesting the offended journalists "hire a juggler next year."
Dear "the media" - @michelleisawolf was FUNNY. Hire a juggler next year.— Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) April 29, 2018
And Kimmel wasn't the only comedian to have her back, even as the White House Correspondents' Association president, Margaret Talev, was sending out a near-apology, and Donald Trump continued to rail against the event he skipped for the second year in a row.
"Last night’s program was meant to offer a unifying message about our common commitment to a vigorous and free press while honoring civility, great reporting and scholarship winners, not to divide people," Talev said in a statement received by the New York Post. "Unfortunately, the entertainer’s monologue was not in the spirit of that mission."
The White House Correspondents’ Dinner was a failure last year, but this year was an embarrassment to everyone associated with it. The filthy “comedian” totally bombed (couldn’t even deliver her lines-much like the Seth Meyers weak performance). Put Dinner to rest, or start over!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 30, 2018
The White House Correspondents’ Dinner is DEAD as we know it. This was a total disaster and an embarrassment to our great Country and all that it stands for. FAKE NEWS is alive and well and beautifully represented on Saturday night!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 30, 2018
But while Donald Trump spent the weekend tweeting repeatedly about what a "total disaster" the WHCD event was, and the media on both sides of the aisle were licking their wounds and whining on social media about how mean Wolf was by attacking them and Sarah Huckabee Sanders' appearance -- which she totally did not do -- Wolf had plenty of supporters in her corner.
Below is some of that support from her fellow comedians who not only get what humor is, but what a roast is. According to them, Wolf did what she was supposed to do, and both the president and the media just need to get over it.
Few people go to DC and accomplish what they set out to do while staying true to themselves. @michelleisawolf is one of those people.— Seth Meyers (@sethmeyers) April 29, 2018
This:— Ken Tremendous (@KenTremendous) April 29, 2018
“I actually really like Sarah. I think she’s very resourceful. She burns facts and then she uses that ash to create a perfect smoky eye. Maybe she’s born with it, maybe it’s lies. It’s probably lies.”
is not, in any way, shape or form, a joke about someone's "looks."
They’re fucking pathetic. You were great!— Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) April 29, 2018
NO ONE MADE FUN OF HER LOOKS— Andy Richter (@AndyRichter) April 29, 2018
Please point us to the tweets where you said something like this about the President of the United States when he was attacking people at rallies and his supporters were laughing...— Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) April 29, 2018
IT WAS A ROAST. https://t.co/KUg3iUb0oO
She is definitely not funny if you are fine with a President who grabs pussy and lies daily, is a racist and sells us out to the Russians. Then it was clearly unfunny from that perspective.If you are fed up with the madness and hatred and corruption of Trump then it’s was funny. https://t.co/S5JQBDfL3V— Judd Apatow (@JuddApatow) April 29, 2018
They call you liars. They call Mexicans rapists. They call Muslims murderers. They support white supremacists. But someone calls them out on what they do, & suddenly they’re heroes for not walking out. https://t.co/B9aT7moy2C— Kumail Nanjiani (@kumailn) April 29, 2018
Bravo! Michelle Wolfe was breathing fire last night! She went deep in tha PAINT! Hahaaaaaaaaaa! She was funny as hell! pic.twitter.com/OuL9Yg2O2D— David Alan Grier (@davidalangrier) April 29, 2018
i completely disagree - journalist dont get to decide which comedy is vital necessary challenging clever and funny - especially when you all were called out for ur creation of TRUMP - complicit MSM . wolf was perfect prepared and poignant. comics r truth tellers - deal with it— ROSIE (@Rosie) April 29, 2018
Nope. No apology. Our house is on FIRE— Jane Lynch (@janemarielynch) April 29, 2018