“Sorry that we ejaculated confetti on your table.”

… Is not exactly the kind of thing you would expect to hear at an event where Katie Couric, Robert De Niro, Sigourney Weaver and Bradley Whitford all made appearances. Then again, they weren’t appearing at just any event.

For the second year, Full Frontal‘s Samantha Bee hosted her “Not the White House Correspondents’ Dinner,” essentially a tongue-in-cheek protest meant to represent everything the actual White House Correspondents’ Dinner no longer is in the age of President Donald Trump.

For example, this year’s WHCD will not feature a comedian riffing on both the president and his administration and the journalists gathered in the room. For the third year in a row, President Trump himself will not attend the WHCD, and this year he has forbidden his staff from going as well.

To all of that, Bee said, well …. some things we cannot print without dashes.

“I really believe that the current president should have to face someone once a year who calls him on his s—,” she said at her dinner. “So Donald, I am going to roast you as if you were here tonight.”

She had some choice words for the White House Correspondents’ Association, which has been open about wanting to re-work their event — in their view, to re-focus it on celebrating journalism, though it comes after Trump’s stinging criticism.

“No one should ever do what the president tweets at them!” Bee said at the show.

“But take heart,” she continued. “If Trump really wanted to ruin journalism, he would put his name on it.”

The Daily Show alum and TBS host taped the “Not the White House Correspondents’ Dinner” on Friday night at the Daughters of the American Revolution’s Constitution Hall and it will air Saturday night, the same time as the WHCD.

Like that event, Bee asked her attendees to come decked in their black-tie best and served her dinner guests a multi-course meal with punning cocktails such as the “Wolf Spritzer.”

All of that was atmospherics: The show itself was a bomb lobbed at Trump, media ridiculata and — yes — even a robot version of White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders. (Sanders and other Trump officials attended last year’s WHCD but the president cried foul at the customary mocking of comedian Michelle Wolf.)