Michelle Wolf received a lot of backlash from the White House and members of the press for her no-holds-barred set at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, but the comedy world is standing by the controversial comedian, including David Letterman.
In a clip from an upcoming episode of his Netflix show “My Next Guest Needs No Introduction,” the legendary talk show host chats with Jerry Seinfeld about Wolf and is quick to sing her praises.
“The more I get to thinking about it, I thought, Wow, that was great,” Letterman says when discussing Wolf’s set, “because whatever the reaction, there was no damage, and she had the guts to stand up there and didn’t apologize, where everybody is now apologizing for everything.
“So whether you liked it or not, I have great admiration for the fact that she was able to just walk into that room and decimate the place.”
Letterman then asks Seinfeld whether he knows Wolf, to which the comedian replies, “No, I don’t know her. I’ve just seen her on TV. But everybody talks about how dedicated [she is]. She’s out every night working on her stuff, and those are the kinds of people I really like.”
The chat with Seinfeld took place live on Monday night at Netflix’s second annual series of Emmy Awards consideration events “FYSee.” The two comedy icons went back and forth about their respective careers, their mutual admiration for one another and even touched on some current issues of the day.
When asked if he does any material about Donald Trump in his act, Seinfeld admits that he stays away from it because “it doesn’t interest me.” Instead, he would rather tell jokes about raisins.
Watch the clip in the video above.