It feels like the wait has taken forever for Samantha Bee to deploy her one woman wrecking crew of a show, Full Frontal With Samantha Bee but last night on TBS at 10:30 she unleashed hell! Bee, had to sit back patiently for a long time to have her show to make it to air. Bee began things by holding a press conference about how she plans to break up the late night boy’s club. It’s straightforward, until we get an absurdest look.
While sidelined, one of the largest circuses known to politics has been happening and Bee seemed chomping at the bit to dive into the deep comedic pool the 2016 candidates had to offer. Or, as she put it making sure the, “the most deranged electoral sh*tshow in a generation” passed her by.
Almost out of the gate, FFWSB had teeth to its political humor that many claim are lacking with Trevor Noah’s version of The Daily Show. While Noah is admittedly still very much wide-eyed to American politics and taking it all in, Bee, a learned study from the school of Jon Stewart has made a few climbs on Bullsh*t Mountain and knew where and how to focus her rage. Even dropping a key curse word where needed to emphasize her point.
Bee’s set is more Tosh.0 than TDS with a green screen allowing her to walk in a virtual environment of political videos and sketches. While cut from the same ilk, the show is not your standard desk-sitting, barb tossing affair. Bee has found some white space where she too can mock the media circus of the day and bee different than her peers of Noah, Oliver, and even Stewart. Playing up mock and utilizing longform sketches that resemble more her correspondent work from her previous job, Bee is off to a rip-roaring start, color us impressed.
And that’s just the first act folks.
It’s tough out there for Jeb.