Michelle Wolf, known as a New York-based writer and comedian, made her appearance at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner –a memorable one.
The 32-year-old curly haired has been both praised for her bravery and criticized after she stepped to the podium and mocked president Trump’s staffers to their faces.
Ever heard of her before? Maybe you should’ve, get to know Michelle Wolf better in her tip facts below.
#1 She is one of the fastest-growing names in comedy
According to her own website, Wolf was “named to Vulture’s list of “50 Comedians You Should Know in 2015” and one of “The Top 10 Funniest Women in NYC” by TimeOut New York. She was also named to Rolling Stone’s list of the 25 funniest people on Twitter right now (@michelleisawolf) and selected as one of the “New Faces of Comedy” for the 2014 Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal.”
#2 She got her big break with Seth Meyers
Michelle Wolf made her late-night television debut as a comic in July 2014. She was also a writing supervisor and performer on Late Night with Seth Meyers.
#3 She created her own character
While on Late Night, Wolf appeared regularly on the show in various bits and as the popular reoccurring character she created, “Grown-Up Annie.”
#4 She starred in two-digital shows
Wolf created and starred on the series “Now Hiring” and “Used People” for Comedy Central.
#5 She is a ‘Nice Lady’
That’s the title of her first hour-long stand-up special Michelle Wolf: Nice Lady –which premiered on HBO in 2017. In it, she talked about feminism, the environment, Hilary Clinton and more.
#6 Her show Michelle Wolf: So Brave was critically acclaimed
The hour-long stand up show, earned her a nomination for the Best Newcomer Prize from the Edinburgh Comedy Awards, garnered numerous four-star reviews from top publications such as the Guardian, Herald and Scotsman.
#7 She worked at The Daily Show
In 2016, she worked as an on-air contributor and writer for Comedy Central’s The Daily Show with Trevor Noah. This was a pretty big thing since some pretty illustrious folks like Stephen Colbert, Samantha Bee, John Oliver, and Steve Carrell all got their start as contributors for The Daily Show.
#8 She is an avid long-distance runner
Growing up, Michelle participated in athletic competitions. While in high school she took part in the high jump, triple jump, and 400 meter sprint. During college she was on the track team, however an injury caused her to stop competing.
#9 She did experiments with rats
Wolf majored in Kinesiology while at College of William & Mary. During that time she worked in a cardiovascular physiology lab, where she would do experiments on rats.
#10 Believe it or not she worked at a bank in the past
After college and before she tackled her career as comedian, Wolf worked for the investment bank Bear Stearns for a number of years. At the time Wolf worked in mutual funds working for at least two banks during for years.
Check her out on Instagram here.
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