NO REGRETS

Michelle Wolf: ‘I Wouldn’t Change a Single Word That I Said’

Michelle Wolf defended her controversial routine at the White House Correspondents’ dinner during an interview with Fresh Air’s Terry Gross on Monday, saying she has zero regrets about her roast of the Trump Administration. “I wouldn’t change a single word that I said. I’m very happy with what I said, and I’m glad I stuck to my guns,” the former Daily Show correspondent said. Wolf said she wasn’t expecting the routine to elicit quite so much outrage. “But I’m also not disappointed there’s this level,” she said. “I knew what I was doing going in. I wanted to do something different. I didn’t want to cater to the room. I wanted to cater to the outside audience, and not betray my brand of comedy.” As for her remarks about White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders and her “perfect smokey eye,” Wolf said her critics “didn’t pay attention to what was said.” “I think one of the things about being a comic is getting to actually, as a woman, I have access to hit women in a way that men might not be able to hit them with jokes,” she said.