Netflix has canceled two of its talk shows, “The Break With Michele Wolf” and “The Joel McHale Show With Joel McHale.”
The move comes just months into both shows’ runs — with McHale’s haveing premiered in February and Wolf’s in May.
The NYPost reports,
It also comes as Wolf has seen her star rise, thanks in part to an appearance hosting this year’s White House Correspondents dinner, where her speaking engagement drew rave reviews from viewers but prompted the WHCA to apologize for some of its content.
Netflix declines to release viewership information for its original shows, so it it unknown what size audiences Wolf and McHale drew. It remains to be seen whether the cancellations represent a retreat from the variety-talk format that the streaming service has been making an aggressive push into. A new season of David Letterman’s “My Next Guest Needs No Introduction” is in the works, as are new shows from Hasan Minhaj and Norm Macdonald. The streaming also recently picked up Jerry Seinfeld’s “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee,” luring the comic away from his longtime home at Sony’s ADVOD service Crackle.
Wolf took aim at anything connected with the Trump administration:
The Daily Mail writes,
The comedian was encouraging her viewers to begin harassing politicians more often, and as an example of how best to engage offered up some ways to get under the first daughter’s skin.
‘If you see Ivanka on the street, first call her Tiffany. This will devastate her,’ said Wolf.
‘Then talk to her in terms she will understand. Say: “Ivanka, you’re like vaginal mesh. You were supposed to support women but now you have blood all over you and you’re the center of a thousand lawsuits.”‘
The episode came just two months after her polarizing performance at the annual White House Correspondents’ Dinner, in which she famously poked fun at White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee-Sanders.
‘I like Sarah, I think she’s really resourceful. She burns facts and uses the ash to create a perfect smokey eye,’ the comedian added. ‘Maybe she’s born with it, maybe it’s lies.’
‘I’m never really sure what to call Sarah Huckabee Sanders. Is it Sarah Sanders, is it Sarah Huckabee Sanders, is it Cousin Huckabee, is it Aunt Huckabee Sanders?’ Wolf said, continuing, ‘What’s Uncle Tom but for white women who disappoint other white women? Ah I Know, Aunt Coulter.’
Donald Trump did not attend the dinner and he, alongside many others, were also targeted by Wolf.
‘It’s 2018 and I am a woman so you cannot shut me up. Unless you have Michael Cohen wire me $130,000,’ said Wolf, referencing the Stormy Daniels controversy.
‘You can find me on Venmo under my porn star name: Reince Priebus,’ she added.