Trevor Noah proved to be the ultimate host for the White House Correspondents’ Dinner as he skewered the current administration with the perfect mix of snark and sophistication. During his speech on Saturday, April 30, he also poked fun at Pete Davidson, who was attending the event with his girlfriend Kim Kardashian.
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After teasing the audience for showing up to “the nation’s most distinguished superspreader event,” Trevor continued to call out the idea of holding a massive indoor gathering in COVID times. “I mean, Dr. Fauci dropped out! That should have been a pretty big sign! Fauci thought it was too dangerous to come tonight!” he said of the top infectious disease expert, before adding, “Pete Davidson thinks its ok. And we all went with Pete. Ok. Alright.” Watch above.
It appeared all in good fun, which was certainly the vibe Pete was going for when he arrived at the fete with Kim by his side. The adorable couple were all smiles — and all over each other — on the red carpet. Check out the pics here!
Producers of the WH Correspondents’ Dinner were hoping to bring back the glitz and glamour to the event with the likes of Pete, Kim, and Drew Barrymore. The show even had pre-taped skits provided by Late Late Show host James Corden and Billy on the Street star Billy Eichner. Dubbed the “Nerd Prom,” it also featured an after-party hosted by Paramount and two brunches hosted by Politico and CNN on Sunday.
The team also brought in veteran Hollywood producer Bob Bain two months before showtime, according to Variety. Bain had recently produced the Critics Choice Awards and the Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards. “We are hoping he can elevate this event to a level we haven’t had it at before,” Steven Portnoy, the current president of the White House Correspondents Association, told the outlet.
It sounds like the organizers wouldn’t mind if the Dinner became an annual red carpet like the Oscars or Grammys. “If everything goes well and people decide that maybe this should be a network special at some point, that would be my dream come true,” Bain told Variety.