I have to be perfectly honest: I kind of hated Samantha Bee when she was on The Daily Show. OK, “hate” is a strong word, but I was not a fan at all. In fact, I found her segments to be so annoying that I regularly used them as an opportunity to get up and leave the room for a refill or a snack. In other words, at the time I would tend to sit through commercial breaks over Bee’s Daily Show segments.
I’m not a regular watcher of her new TBS show Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, but I have checked it out on a few occasions since it premiered with a fair amount of critical acclaim. While her character on Full Frontal is quite similar to her Daily Show personality, she’s much smarter on the new show and I really did enjoy what I saw. Of course, the show became even more enjoyable on Monday evening when Jon Stewart stopped by for a quick interview. More →