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Posted Friday 5/25/18 at 10:33AM EDT
Samantha Bee recalls The Daily Show's frequent use of a pre-Trump Kellyanne Conway
Jimmy Kimmel showed the Full Frontal host a clip of her interviewing Conway on The Daily Show a decade ago. "Our interactions were quite pleasant and lovely," says Bee. "She was really lovely. But she was on The Daily Show many, many times in the years that I was there." So much so that producers worried about interviewing her too much.
Posted Wednesday 5/16/18 at 12:18PM EDT
Samantha Bee unveils midterm elections app
The Full Frontal host plans on "gamifying" the 2018 midterm election with the non-partisan This is Not a Game: The Game gaming/voting app. Bee describes the app as "a heart-pounding, prize-stuffed turducken of a trivia game in which average citizens play to the death OR win kick-ass prizes, not sure which. We’re waiting to hear back from our lawyers.”
Posted Wednesday 5/09/18 at 10:52PM EDT
Samantha Bee says "F*ck you" to disgraced New York Attorney General she once hailed as a "hero"
"You are trash and we do not need you," Bee said of Eric Schneiderman on Wednesday's Full Frontal. The show created a special "F**k you Eric Schneiderman" double middle-finger gif in response to Monday's New Yorker revelation that the former New York attorney general allegedly physically and sexually abused four women, prompting his immediate resignation. Schneiderman was a guest on Full Frontal just six months ago, with Bee hailing him as "a hero who stood up to democracy's nemesis." On Wednesday night, Bee formally reacted to the Schneiderman scandal, saying: "Now, Schneiderman was a guest on my show, so this is a little complicated for me to talk about. Just kidding, it's not complicated: F*ck you Eric Schneiderman! ... The good legal work that you did does not absolve you. It will not give me not one second's pause to tear you a new asshole on live television. I give zero f*cks."
Posted Tuesday 5/08/18 at 1:23PM EDT
Samantha Bee's Full Frontal apologizes for praising disgraced NY Attorney General Eric Schneiderman
Approximately six months ago, Samantha Bee's TBS show showered praise on Schneiderman, even going so far as to create fake "Schneider-Man" comic books in his honor. But in wake of the New York attorney general resigning following a New Yorker story in which four women accuse him of sexual abuse, Bee wants Schneiderman to "take this the f*ck down," referring to Schneiderman's tweets from three days ago revisiting the fake comic books. Full Frontal also changed the title of its YouTube video of Bee interviewing Schneiderman to "Former AG Tricks Sam Into Thinking He Was Decent." In the YouTube video's caption, the Full Frontal team wrote: "We taped this segment before the allegations against Eric Schneiderman came to light, and we sincerely apologize for characterizing him as a hero when, to so many women, he was the vilest villain. We're keeping this piece online in the interest of integrity. We encourage you to make a donation to an anti-domestic violence organization like The Battered Women's Justice Project: http://www.bwjp.org/ Also, if you're a f*cking disgrace, please consider not coming on our show." The Full Frontal Twitter also tweeted "we'll be discussing this on Wednesday." This isn't the first time Full Frontal has apologized for its Schneiderman segment. The TBS show issued a lengthy apology last fall for mixing DC Comics and Marvel references in the Schneiderman segment.
Posted Thursday 4/19/18 at 1:54PM EDT
Samantha Bee tries to prove that Sean Hannity is a serial killer
"I know what you’re thinking: You can’t just throw together a bunch of scary buzzwords and out-of-context clips to support an outrageous conclusion," Bee said on this week's Full Frontal. "And normally I would agree with you, but you know who does that all the time? Sean Hannity." ALSO: Fox News held Hannity to a higher standard eight years ago.
Posted Thursday 3/29/18 at 2:13PM EDT
Samantha Bee's Full Frontal visit to Puerto Rico focused too much on jokes at the expense of real stories
The one-hour special took five minutes to actually talk to Puerto Rican citizens, which Steve Greene says was five minutes too long. "Five minutes may not seem like a long time, but when it takes that long for the special to actually get to Puerto Rican citizens talking about what’s still happening to them, it’s a sign that maybe some of this special’s priorities are a bit shuffled," he says. "Bringing the whole Full Frontal team to Puerto Rico as a unified group was a smart decision. Using all the show’s main correspondents, instead of just dispatching one or two staff members, shows that this is a topic that deserves the series’ entire weight. But even at an hour-long length, serving all of these correspondents and Samantha Bee herself gets in the way of what could make this a really worthwhile endeavor." ALSO: Bee and her crew were taking a stab at making a comedy-documentary.
Posted Thursday 3/29/18 at 9:53AM EDT
David Duchovny uncovers the truth about FEMA for Samantha Bee's Full Frontal
The X-Files star was enlisted to help unravel FEMA conspiracies on Bee's The Great American* Puerto Rico special.
Posted Wednesday 3/28/18 at 9:44AM EDT
Samantha Bee on her Puerto Rico special: “Let’s make America give a damn about Puerto Rico!”
Tonight's one-hour Full Frontal special, titled "The Great American Puerto Rico," offers a “diverse group of stories” about Puerto Rico, including a comedy troupe that has been performing Hurricane Maria-related humor at a punk nightclub. “We’re painting a picture of the recovery and how it’s going and what it all means and how they’re going to be rebuild in the wake of this total catastrophe," says Bee, adding: “There are stories that are just emerging here now that we heard on the ground there. It’s unbelievable to me.”
Posted Wednesday 3/21/18 at 11:27PM EDT
Samantha Bee is repurposing her Women's March bus for March for Our Lives
"Feel free to take whatever we left on the bus when we went to the Women's March: lightly used p*ssy hats, old pizza, two writers, take it," Bee joked on Full Frontal. She then asked teens to promise not to tell their parents she used the word "p*ssy."
Posted Monday 2/26/18 at 5:43PM EST
Samantha Bee won't host Not the White House Correspondents' Dinner this year
It appears that last year's event mocking the White House Correspondents' Dinner was a one-off. The Full Frontal star is working instead on another TV special, details of which will be released later.
Posted Monday 2/12/18 at 8:22PM EST
Samantha Bee captured her blackout experience while filming Full Frontal in Puerto Rico
“This is very jarring. This is crazy, oh my God,” she said in a video posted last night to Twitter as the lights went out across San Juan.
Posted Wednesday 1/24/18 at 11:32PM EST
Samantha Bee is taking Full Frontal to Puerto Rico for a one-hour special
Bee announced during her “Apology Race” segment Wednesday that she’ll visit the hurricane-ravaged U.S. territory on March 28 to film a one-hour special that shines a light on the issues affecting the island. In taking her show on the road, Bee joins fellow TBS late-night host Conan O’Brien, who recently visited Haiti.
Posted Thursday 1/18/18 at 2:19PM EST
Samantha Bee takes aim at Aziz Ansari in blistering Full Frontal monologue about the #MeToo movement
“People like me had to wade through a sea of prehensile d*cks to build the world we know and enjoy,” Bee said in response to the women denigrating the comedian’s accuser. “And part of enjoying that world is setting a higher standard for sex than just not rape. And women get to talk about if men don’t live up to those standards. Especially if that man wrote a book about how to sex good.” Bee also had a message for men like Ansari who wear “Time’s Up” pins and claim to be a feminist: “Men: if you say you’re a feminist, then f*ck like a feminist. And if you don’t want to do that, take off your f–kin’ pin, because we are not your accessories.”
Posted Friday 1/12/18 at 6:58PM EST
Samantha Bee fights back with a Fake News Awards attack ad
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Full Frontal with Samantha Bee and The Daily Show with Trevor Noah have been trying to top each other all week with attack ads in vying for President Trump’s Fake News Awards.
Posted Thursday 1/11/18 at 2:57PM EST
Samantha Bee’s Full Frontal gets a two-season pickup
“We were fortunate to start our show in an election year, and I’m so grateful TBS has picked us up for two more seasons which will see us through the 2018 midterms and bring us into the 2020 election season,” said Bee. “It’s promising to be a real sh*tshow and I am counting on our viewers to coax me out of my panic bunker and get us through it.” TBS called the two-season pickup an "obvious decision." “Sam and her team have been relentlessly incisive in their satire, and the awards recognition and their growing viewership reflect that," said Thom Hinkle, TBS' executive vice president of original programming. "Along with new episodes, expect more specials and a lot more blazers.”