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Michelle Wolf coming to Variety Playhouse November 30

Originally posted Wednesday, September 5, 2018 by RODNEY HO/rho@ajc.com on his AJC Radio & TV Talk blog

Michelle Wolf, who angered many on the right with her White House Correspondents’ Dinner performance earlier this year, will be coming to the Variety Playhouse in Little Five Points November 30. 

Ticket prices are $36 in advance, $41 at the door, and smartphones will not be allowed in the venue. (Tickets go on sale Friday, September 7 at 10 a.m. and you’ll be able to buy them here.)

Her hosting gig in April created so much brouhaha, the New York Times wrote a story with this headline: “Did Michelle Wolf Kill the White House Correspondents’ Dinner?” Indeed, the organization is considering changing the format from its long-time use of a comedian to “roast” the president. Donald Trump boycotted the dinner in 2017 and this year. 

Wolf as host went after Trump (of course), Sarah Huckabee Sanders (who was in attendance but refused to have a picture taken with her), Mike PenceKellyAnne Conway, CNN and Congress, to name a few.

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Netflix debuted a weekly show hosted by Wolf in May mixing 

stand-up, commentary and skits. It was cancelled last month after just three months. The streaming service does not release ratings but clearly it didn’t do well. 

Prior to that show, she wrote and appeared on “Late Night With Seth Meyers” and “The Daily Show With Trevor Noah.”

Wolf last year did five nights at Laughing Skull Lounge in Midtown (capacity: about 80). The Variety Playhouse capacity is about 1,000. 

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Rodney Ho covers radio and television for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

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