The “New King of Late-Night,” in a heavily male-oriented field, may be a female. Writing on TVLine.com, veteran TV watcher Michael Slezak places the crown on the head of Samantha Bee, declaring that after just five episodes, her weekly TBS show “Full Frontal” is “already delivering the the bravest, ballsiest political humor in all of late-night.”
“Bee, the former ‘Daily Show’ correspondent who films her Monday-night show standing in front of a live studio audience, is unapologetically feminist and frequently mad as hell — excellent qualities in the news-satire game — but also informed by a giddy energy of a woman who’s living the dream of saying exactly what she wants, when she wants and how she wants to,” Slezak writes.
He adds: “With the wearying thought of the long and ridiculous election season in front of us — Bee took special joy this week in pointing out the absurdity of Democrat Bernie Sanders’ vow to ‘end institutional racism’ — it’s a comfort to know that ‘Full Frontal’ is delivering late-night change we can believe in … and laugh at.”
We encourage readers to click on the link near the top of this story to read Slezak’s full review.
Meanwhile, even though Jeb Bush may be old news in the presidential race, Bee’s piece on Bush from a month ago still packs a punch …