Michelle Wolf becomes C-SPAN's most-watched correspondents' dinner emcee in just three days
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Michelle Wolf’s scathing and controversial comedy set has become C-SPAN’s most-watched White House Correspondents’ Association (WHCA) dinner performance video ever.

In just three days, Wolf’s remarks racked up more than 4.4 million views. That number beat the previously most-watched performer, NBC “Late Night” host Seth Meyers, who as headliner at the 2011 correspondents’ dinner ripped then-real estate mogul Donald Trump, who was in attendance. Meyer’s video on C-SPAN’s YouTube channel has garnered 4.3 million views since it was posted seven years ago.


Wolf stoked a whirlwind of controversy with her routine at Saturday’s media-filled dinner in Washington.

Among the many quips to which critics objected was one aimed at Sarah Huckabee Sanders, likening the White House press secretary, who attended the dinner, to a character from “The Handmaid’s Tale.”

While several comedians and commentators have come to Wolf’s defense, President TrumpDonald John TrumpMnuchin knocks Greta Thunberg's activism: Study economics and then 'come back' to us The Hill's Morning Report - House prosecutes Trump as 'lawless,' 'corrupt' What to watch for on Day 3 of Senate impeachment trial MORE called the “Daily Show” alumna a “filthy 'comedian' ” who “totally bombed.”

On Tuesday, The Hill announced it is pulling out of future WHCA dinners without “major reforms” amid the fallout over Wolf's performance.

The least-watched C-SPAN YouTube video of a correspondents’ dinner entertainer is Jay Leno from 2010, with 280,000 views.