Seems to have been a fun time! You can watch the whole thing, bit by bit, at the Full Frontal YouTube channel.
NYMag had an interview with Ms. Bee earlier this week:
…I am sure you consider yourself to be an entertainer first. But how much do you also consider yourself to be an informer and journalist?
I don’t consider myself to be a journalist. But we rely on the work of journalists. We have journalists working at our offices. We poached a lot of really great journalists to work in our midst. Really, without them we couldn’t create satire. We couldn’t do this show. We are absolutely reliant on them. We are vampires sucking the life force out of all of those great journalists.
Are there a lot of journalists coming to this event? Do you have a sense of that?
You know, some are. We invited a lot of journalists. Certainly, some people felt like they couldn’t come to an event like this, which we completely understand. Our event is on television. That doesn’t prevent anyone from watching it. But we’ll talk about them and thank them whether they’re here or not. But if they come, that’s great…
What has been the most surprising thing, to you, that has happened since Trump’s presidency began? Can you even pick one thing?
I can’t even pick one thing, but I will say the speed at which things were happening for a long period of time. That was very surprising to me. That was very surprising to me. I’m really just getting a sense right now that he’s trying to figure out what are the toys at his disposal. He’s really figuring it out in real time. I don’t think that’s a good thing.
So the degree to which he really had no idea what he was getting into was surprising.
It doesn’t surprise me that he had no idea what he was getting into. It surprised me that someone who had almost no knowledge of what the job required would endeavor to do things as quickly as he did…
If you’re bi-curious, here’s Hasan Minhaj’s monologue at the “real” WHCD. Poor fella tried really hard, but the audience seemed a little stiff…