Samantha Bee was never one of my favorite correspondents on the Daily Show with Jon Stewart. I always found her stuff to be either too over the top or just bizarrely off the wall in not a good way especially towards the end of her run on the show. Therefore I hadn’t really planned to check out her new show on TBS, Full Frontal with Samantha Bee. My husband was interested in trying it out though, and since it’s only on one night per week instead of four like the Daily Show (which we have quit watching under Trevor Noah’s reign) I decided I would give it a try.
I’m really happy I did. It’s great. Like John Oliver before her Samantha Bee has taken what she learned working on the Daily Show and crafted her own show with some of the Daily Show’s sensibilities but which is also is its own thing. So far what she has come up with in her first three episodes has been smart, scathing, and funny. It’s also really great to have a woman’s voice in this arena. If you’re the kind of person who would enjoy this show (and I presume you’re smart enough to know if you are) and you haven’t checked it out yet I can’t recommend it to you highly enough.