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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.”
Posted Tuesday 1/09/18 at 6:45PM EST
Samantha Bee is spoofing The Amazing Race with a Trump-themed worldwide "Apology Race"
Full Frontal says its two-week spoof aims to “pick up the mantle of apologizing to the world on behalf of America. Today we’re announcing the official start of the Full Frontal Apology Race: a two-week romp around the globe to try to make amends for any deeply embarrassing thing our President manages to get his hands on in-between TV time.” The Apology Race will feature contestants/correspondents including “dual citizen,” a “chosen one” and a “Toronto native.” Bee says in her Phil Keoghan-like video promoting the event that for the next two weeks, Trump's "poor impulse control might force us to go apologize to Korea, the entire Muslim world or some rando."
Posted Tuesday 1/09/18 at 8:32AM EST
The Daily Show puts out a Fake News Awards attack ad: “Can Stephen Colbert and Samantha Bee Really Be Mistrusted?”
The race for President Trump’s “Most Dishonest and Corrupt Media Awards,” which will be unveiled on Wednesday, is heating up.
Posted Thursday 1/04/18 at 2:08PM EST
Samantha Bee and Trevor Noah are also campaigning for President Trump’s "Dishonest & Corrupt Media Awards”
Full Frontal and The Daily Show have unveiled their own For Your Consideration ads, with Bee hoping to win the award for “Shrillest Reporting.” Last night, Stephen Colbert announced he was campaigning for a Trump award. ALSO: Jimmy Kimmel labels Trump’s award show as the “Stupid People’s Choice Awards.”
Posted Wednesday 12/13/17 at 2:42AM EST
TBS’ The Detour debuts its Season 3 trailer
The Samantha Bee-Jason Jones comedy returns on Jan. 23.
Posted Thursday 12/07/17 at 4:46AM EST
Samantha Bee points to “sh*tty media men” for unfair coverage of Hillary Clinton
“Can men who hate women be objective journalists?” Bee asked rhetorically, while showing pictures of Mark Halperin, Matt Lauer, Charlie Rose and The New York Times’ Glenn Thrush, all of whom helped shaped coverage of Clinton as a candidate.
Posted Tuesday 12/05/17 at 3:06PM EST
Samantha Bee and John Oliver’s shows are neighbors, so she engraved a note to him under his desk
Full Frontal and Last Week Tonight film in the same studio. But Bee tells Seth Meyers, “we never really cross paths that much, but I did actually, I did engrave something in his desk. And I don't know if he knows that. I took like a knife, I guess I was randomly holding a knife, and under his desk somewhere it says like, ‘Sam Bee was here.’”
Posted Tuesday 12/05/17 at 9:01AM EST
Samantha Bee: My dad’s friends have this conspiracy theory that I get paid for mentioning Hillary Clinton’s name
“My dad has a lot of friends who have conspiracy theories about me. They think that every time I mention Hillary Clinton I get $25,” the Full Frontal host told Seth Meyers. “Which I do, because we’re best friends,” she jokingly added.
Posted Monday 12/04/17 at 7:43AM EST
Samantha Bee talks sexual harassment with Stephen Colbert: “Yeah, it is a tsunami of penises! Coming onto the shore!”
The Daily Show alums discussed the sexual harassment “tsunami” on Saturday at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center. “I feel dumb,” Colbert said. "I didn’t know about Louis. I didn’t even know about Cosby. And that’s dumb.” “It’s really still hard for people,” added Bee. “This is the tippy top of the flag on the top of the iceberg.” ALSO: Bee’s Full Frontal staff got a chilly reception when they visited Megyn Kelly Today.
Posted Friday 12/01/17 at 2:06PM EST
Samantha Bee creates a Fantasy Indictment League
“Who had Mike Flynn?” Bee’s Full Frontal Twitter account tweeted after President Trump’s former national security advisor pleaded guilty for lying to the FBI this morning.
Posted Wednesday 11/29/17 at 12:21AM EST
Samantha Bee spoofs the Project Veritas sting investigation targeting The Washington Post