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Bee was quick to point out that her appearance on The Late Show symbolized a “full circle” moment, for the last time she visited was when James Comey got fired.
“I woke up today and said a prayer for your writers,” Bee quipped to the late-night host, who recited two monologues about the 448-page redacted report earlier in the show.
Briefly discussing the report, Bee admitted that her favorite part of the Mueller report was Trump having to be explained “what a real lawyer does.”
Anticipating her hosting her second Not the White House Correspondents Dinner, Bee said she’s looking forward to the event, despite Trump being a no show. “I didn’t think that I would ever do one again,” she said. With Trump notorious for never attending, Bee said the president has to learn how to handle the jokes.
“It really is part of the social contract. When you’re the president you’re supposed to show up once a year for your 20 minutes of getting roasted by a comedian. That’s just my opinion. That’s part of the deal. You got to be able to take it.”
Bee’s gala event will feature the late-night host’s signature comedy while gathering journalists and members of the media. The last comedian to host the event was Michelle Wolf, who was widely criticized as being crude and mean-spirited. “We all love to engage in a little presidential harassment, don’t we?” Bee joked with Cobert, who retorted that Trump just has “very thin skin.” “Thin orange skin,” Bee added.
Bee also teased what can be expected for the upcoming event, which will include a “robot of Sarah Huckabee Sanders.” “Just to keep us in check because we often tell inappropriate jokes, so it’s nice to have someone there,” Bee joked. “Don’t say anything about her robot eye shadow,” Colbert advised Bee, to which she said she would never.
Alcohol will also be served with comical names such as the “Wolf Spritzer” and an infused lemonade called a “Yellow Russian.” “Because why not? No reason there. No connections [or] anything.”
Bee also shared a preview of a moment when she uses face-swapping technology to morph her face into that of actor Nicolas Cage. “It’s scary out there for journalists and it’s about to get a lot scarier.”
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