Michelle Wolf roasts Sarah Sanders' "ugly personality" on her new show 'The Break'
After causing a stir with her joke at the White House Correspondents Dinner event, the comedian doubled down on Sarah Huckabee Sanders, calling out her "ugly personality."
Last month, 'The Daily Show' alumnus and comedian Michelle Wolf delivered a highly controversial set at the White House Correspondents Dinner in which she took a few jabs at the Trump administration, especially White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.
"She burns facts, and then she uses that ash to create a perfect smoky eye," Wolf joked at the event, which was received by Sarah Sanders with a rather rigid straight face.
While some guests let out a constrained laugh and others seemed to thoroughly enjoy the bit (even Washington can take a joke it appears), other guests and members of the press criticized the act, interpreting the performance as a dig at Sanders' personal appearance.
Not so surprisingly, President Donald Trump tweeted that Wolf "bombed" and called her a "filthy comedian."
Now, Wolf has addressed the issue on her new Netflix show 'The Break with Michelle Wolf' in typical style. Clearing the air that it was not a looks-based joke, Wolf doubled down on her Correspondents Dinner material by saying that the joke was actually directed at Sanders' "ugly personality".
“Do women have to support other women? Of course not,” Wolf set up her joke on the hour hour debut of 'The Break'.
“If we did Hillary would be president, and I don’t think she is. But more and more women are achieving power.”
Wolf then cited the appointment of Gina Haspel as the new CIA director. "Who knew you could waterboard a glass ceiling 'til it broke?" she jokes in the show.
“After Gina was nominated, my best friend Sarah Huckabee Sanders tweeted, ‘Any Democrat who claims to support women’s empowerment and our national security but opposes her nomination is a total hypocrite,'” said Wolf.
“Well if anyone’s an expert of hypocrites it's Sarah Huckabee Sanders. And for the record that was not a looks-based joke. That was about her ugly personality.”
Check out the official trailer for Wolf's new show below. New episodes of 'The Break' dropped Sunday mornings on Netflix.