Before she became an adviser to President Donald Trump, Kellyanne Conway performed a 10-minute long stand-up routine at a Washington, D.C. charity event, and video of her performance has recently surfaced online.
The annual event, called “D.C.’s Funniest Celebrity,” was held at a comedy club in D.C. to benefit the Child Welfare League of America, and Conway — then Kellyanne Fitzpatrick — took the stage to perform an 11-minute stand-up routine.
In the routine, which is filled with insider-y jokes about the media, politicians and the Beltway at large, Conway repeatedly pokes fun at herself for being a “pundette,” a disparaging term that was a popular way to describe the female pundits who were appearing on cable news at the time.
“The real definition of a pundette,” Conway helpfully defines during her set, “is someone who goes on TV constantly and just says the same thing over, and over, and over, and over again — but never wears the same outfit twice.”
“What’s the one difference between a pundette and Ally McBeal?” she continues. “Ally McBeal’s on a major network.”
Conway’s other targets during the set included Newt Gingrich, Monica Lewinsky, Bill Thomas and Chris Matthews. But the real highlight is the original jazz number called “The Pundette Blues,” which Conway performed after donning a red feather boa.
Conway, who currently serves as counselor to the president, was recently the subject of a “Saturday Night Live” musical parody, in which Kate McKinnon portrayed her as a craven fame-seeker who sold her soul to the Donald Trump campaign for success.