What’s on Samantha Bee’s menu for April 29? Filet of Trump.

Samantha Bee. Image via YouTube.com

The “Full Frontal” comedian has announced plans to roast the president at a televised banquet going head-to-head with the annual White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner.

“Executives at TBS offered their full support of the gala by nodding politely and then muttering under their breath as we turned around,” Bee said in a statement released Monday. “The evening is sure to bring plenty of surprises, music, food and laughter — and if you’re not careful, you just might learn something. Specifically, you’ll learn how screwed we’d be without a free press.”

Trump is expected at the same dinner where President Obama mocked him in 2011, which “Frontline” suggested might have fueled his White House ambitions.

Canadian-born Bee is calling her event Not the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, with proceeds going to the Committee to Protect Journalists.

Bee said that she and her “Full Frontal” producers got the idea for their event after November’s election, The New York Times reported.

“We were talking out loud about whether we thought the White House Correspondents’ dinner would change during a Trump presidency, or if it would even exist,” she said. “And then we thought, Why don’t we just do one, just to do it in the way that we would want it done if we were hosting it?”

Said Variety: said Variety. “With the Trump administration venting regularly about how the press treats it, there has been rising concern about whether the dinner might actually take place this year,”

Said Bee: ”We’re really doing this. This is not a joke.”

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