Originally, the annual White House Correspondents Dinner held by the White House Correspondents Association that usually has been a scathing comedy roast of the media and the current POTUS (except for last year) was going to be held in March. The COVID-19 pandemic of course made sure any such events of that magnitude would be postponed several months from then, if not outright cancelled.
This year’s WHCD was set to see a return of comedians being at the helm, namely both SNL‘s Kenan Thompson and Hasan Minhaj of his own Netflix series, Patriot Act. Now that there has been a new date of Sun. Aug. 29th set by the WHCA for the event, we’re thrilled to see that both Thompson and Minhaj are also back on board to speak. The roast aspect of the evening definitely has taken a “scorch the earth” (as comedy roasts are supposed to be) under the Trump Administration (especially since Trump is too much of a thin-skinned to show up) and we can only ponder what it might be, possibly even more no-holds-barred, than it has ever been.
We’ll have to just wait and see if the Aug. 29th sticks and, if it does, what Thompson and Minhaj will exactly do.