‘Daily Show’ contributor Michelle Wolf will headline the White House correspondents’ dinner

Wolf jokes, after saying she voted for Clinton. “And you shouldn’t like Hillary. … We’re never going to have a nice lady run for president. Nice ladies aren’t in charge of things. And if you’re in charge of something, and you think you’re a nice lady — no one else does.”

.. Her solution to the culture of enabling sexual harassment? “Every time a guy gets caught sexually harassing someone, you just don’t fire him, you have to replace him with a woman,” she said.

.. “She has been primarily a cultural rather than political comedian, and much of her work has centered on women and society’s perceptions of women, which resonates amid the national reexamination from Hollywood to the corporate and sports worlds to government and of course our own profession of the treatment of women and girls,”

Will Trump Help Make The Daily Show Great Again?

Trevor Noah may find his breakout moment during a presidency that promises to dismantle many of the established systems of American democracy.

.. Trevor Noah tends to be at his best—as a comedian, and as a political observer—when he can apply his perspective as a non-American to the assorted antics of the American political system. Noah’s extended riff on candidate Donald Trump’s resemblance to an African dictator might have been the most culturally enduring observation he made during his first year at the helm of The Daily Show;

.. He hasn’t been righteously angry, in the manner of Samantha Bee, or indignantly wonky, in the manner of John Oliver, or impishly cheeky, in the manner of Stephen Colbert and Jimmys Fallon and Kimmel.

.. Noah’s comment, here, was designed not necessarily to provoke guffaws or even outrage, but rather to provoke … thought. Critical assessment. It was wonkery in the guise of comedy.

.. And on the other, there’s the fact that Noah seems to be, much like Obama himself, constitutionally calm: His perspective is more observational

.. late-night audiences, the argument further goes, haven’t been looking to comedians to explain the world so much as they’ve been looking to them to channel its many outrages. They’ve been seeking catharsis, not analysis.

 .. Trump’s victory has been called, by Trump himself, “Brexit plus plus plus.”
.. Trevor Noah—the man who locates himself both outside the American system and within it—may be poised, as is traditional, to help his viewers rage at the world, and to help them laugh at it. Just importantly, though, he may also be poised to help them re-imagine it.

Why Are Americans Ignoring Trevor Noah?

But if you watch The Daily Show night after night, you get the sense that the writers have adjusted their tactics for a very different kind of host—a Potemkin Jon Stewart, someone smooth and ingratiating who isreaching for unconverted viewers, instead of an inveterate political satirist preaching to the deeply informed.

.. Between Cruz’s authoritarian smarm, Hillary’s striving for the human touch, and the racist extravaganza that is Trump, American politics have never been more in need of puncturing by The Daily Show’s exasperated logic. But Noah backs away from thorny issues like they are bombs that can be defused with a charming quip. He’s out to neutralize, not to awaken.