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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

(Newser) – 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."

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  • "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."
(Read more comedy stories.)

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