The Celebrities At Samantha Bee's 'Not The White House Correspondents' Dinner' Special Prove That A-Listers Love Her
Samantha Bee's TBS show Full Frontal has never shied away from telling it like it is when it comes to modern American politics. And the comedian took on one of Washington, D.C.'s biggest events in her Not The White House Correspondents' Dinner special on Saturday night. But she wasn't alone — lots of celebrities were at Samantha Bee's Correspondents' Dinner special. Even before the special aired, the event gained lots of buzz for its special guests and topical jokes from the one and only Bee.
Usually, the White House Correspondents' Dinner itself is the event that draws the most celebrities, but 2017 has been a very different year. Donald Trump is now president and he tweeted in February that he would not be attending the White House Correspondents' Dinner, even though most presidents often do. Instead, Trump spoke at his 100th Day Rally in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, on Saturday night. But the dinner will go on — and Bee will provide her own take using her winning wit and insight during her own special, including many A-list guests on stage and in the audience who joined in on the fun.
Check out all the celebs who supported Bee during her special below.
1. Alia Shawkat
The TBS Search Party star attended the special and walked the event's purple carpet.
2. Will Ferrell
The comedian resurrected his always classic George W. Bush impression for the special, reflecting on the current state of American politics in that usual Texas drawl.
The band performed during the special. Their song "Boys Wanna Be Her" is the theme song to Full Frontal.
4. Chloe Bennet & Austin Nichols
The Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. star and the Walking Dead actor were in attendance at the special.
5. Jere Burns
The actor famous for his roles in Dear John, Burn Notice, and Justified also appeared at the event.
6. Meredith Hagner & John Early
The Search Party actors hugged it out at Bee's Not The White House Correspondents' Dinner.
7. Jessica Pimentel & Alysia Reiner
The Orange is The New Black actors appeared to support their fellow feminist.
8. Jessica Williams
Fun fact: Bee and Williams are both former Daily Show correspondents. So great that Williams was in attendance at her former colleague's event.
9. Robin Thede
The comedian walked the purple carpet at the event. She is set to host a new late night TV show on BET produced by Chris Rock.
10. Ana Gasteyer & Padma Lakshmi
The former Saturday Night Live cast member and the Top Chef host attended the event.
11. Elvis Costello
The musician performed during the special's after party.
Clearly Bee has friends in high places!