Michelle Wolf Takes Aim at Sanders on New Show

Comedian launches 'The Break'
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted May 28, 2018 11:15 AM CDT
Michelle Wolf Takes Aim at Sanders on New Show
In this March 24, 2018 file photo, Michelle Wolf arrives at the 6th Annual Hilarity For Charity Los Angeles Variety Show in Los Angeles.   (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP, File)

Michelle Wolf fans (and maybe a few detractors?) have been awaiting her new Netflix show The Break since she caused a political commotion at last month's White House Correspondents Dinner. On Saturday's debut—which mixed stand-up and a desk segment on a set that resembles "Ellen after dark," says Refinery 29—Wolf didn't shy away from joking yet again about Sarah Huckabee Sanders. A rundown:

  • Wolf shared a Sanders tweet about incoming CIA Director Gina Haspel, where Sanders called any Democrat who supports female empowerment but opposes Haspel a "total hypocrite." Says Wolf, per the Daily Beast: "Well if anyone’s an expert on hypocrites, it’s Sarah Huckabee Sanders. And for the record, that was not a looks-based joke. That was about her ugly personality."

  • "Do women have to support other women?" asks Wolf. "No, of course not. If we did, Hillary would be president and I don’t think she is." She went on to criticize Haspel ("Who knew you could waterboard a glass ceiling until it broke?") and Oprah Winfrey ("Oprah, you’re not so special. I always eat bread every day.")
  • "I'm at a desk now," she says in her desk-set segment, per Bustle. "Uh oh, you see a woman at a desk, that can only mean one thing: feminism. Look, I know nobody wants to talk about feminism for more than ... any amount of time."
  • Her advice to the NFL regarding its National Anthem controversy is to focus on something else: "Cool it" with instant replays, "get refs with good eyes," and "see if they maybe want to be a police officer," per TV Line. "Think about it: Refs can see things, they’re not threatened by black men, and their reaction to sudden movement is to just throw a flag. Or another solution is that we could stop killing black people and address that we have centuries worth of ingrained racism in our society."

  • About Miss USA: "This year the contestants shared their #MeToo experiences in prerecorded videos, which is insane because the whole pageant is one big #MeToo. These women are literally walking across the stage in bathing suits so that judges can score their bodies and then maybe reward them with money."
  • On Elon Musk: "You call yourself an inventor? Then invent yourself a girlfriend closer to your own age."
  • On her own show: "I’m not going to try to teach you anything or discuss political policy with you. I guess I’m sort of like a cable news show in that way."
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