Samantha Bee raises about $200,000 at Not the White House Dinner while roasting Trump, celebrating freedom of speech!
Once everyone filed in for the show, the mood was electric. Diners sat at round tables in front of the stage, while the majority of Bee’s audience sat above them, in stadium-style seats that wrapped around the pit. T-shirts were handed out each time Bee and her crew set up for the next segment, while “Great Moments for the Press and the Presidency” flashed on the monitors. At the end of the afternoon, Bee thanked her audience—”You were all unbelievable! I don’t think I’ve ever had more fun performing ever than I did tonight”—and noted that ticket sales for the event had raised roughly $200,000 for the Committee to Protect Journalists. More from Vanity Fair here.