Samantha Bee Goes ‘Man in the High Castle’ for Alternate Election Reality
Whatever your political leanings, we’ve all wondered at one point whether reality was starting to split in different directions. Full Frontal’s Samantha Bee has gone to that post-election well once before, and now goes full-on Man in the High Castle for her Not The White House Correspondents’ Dinner vision of Hillary’s America.
Even as the actual White House Correspondents’ Dinner went on without its guest of honor, Bee still threw her own weekend event in Washington to celebrate the absurdity of our current political climate, and the invaluable work of journalists. In addition to West Wing parodies and the return of Will Ferrell’s “Dubya,” one extended sketch also saw Samantha Bee and Star Trek legend George Takei participating in a parody of Amazon’s The Man in the High Castle.
In it, Bee serves has host of the actual White House Correspondents’ Dinner, taking place in a reality where Hillary Clinton won the 2016 election. Trump, meanwhile, appears to have followed through on Trump TV, with Kellyanne Conway and a keeled-over Steve Bannon hosting This Morning Belongs to Us.
Ah, what might have been. In any case, you can check out the full parody above, and some other highlights from the event below.