Michelle Wolf stirred up a lot of controversy after her monologue at the White House Correspondents Dinner, and Stephen Colbert is backing her up.
If you were offended by Michelle Wolf‘s comedy routine on Saturday night, Stephen Colbert doesn’t feel sorry for you.
On last night’s Late Show, Colbert kicked off his opening monologue by speaking about the Wolf fiasco. The funnywoman delivered some jokes at the White House Correspondents Dinner that has some people crying foul. Amidst the cries that Wolf simply went too far with her material, even the the White House Correspondents Association who hired her released a statement throwing her under the bus. To that, Colbert says, “Grow a pair.”
Colbert then brings up how his conservative alter ego from The Colbert Report once hosted the dinner himself. So to bring in an expert to speak on the subject, Colbert channels that Colbert to speak about the issue. It’s just as amazing as it sounds, for fans of Colbert that have been following him since his time on Comedy Central.
“This is the White House dinner celebrating free speech, you can’t just say whatever you want!” Colbert jokes. He sarcastically rants against Wolf and reminds her that nobody is going to forget that performance – but also promotes her Netflix show by saying people won’t forget about that either. Wolf might not be beloved by the GOP right now, but she has all of Colbert’s support.
You can watch the monologue in the YouTube video below.
We certainly won’t be seeing Wolf invited back to the next White House Correspondents Dinner, but her routine will be talked about for some time to come. And those supporting her still seem to far outweigh those upset by it. In any case, keep up with Colbert by watching The Late Show with Stephen Colbert weeknights at 11:35 p.m. EST only on CBS.