Samantha Bee doesn’t not see much of an improvement with Ron DeSantis over Donald Trump in 2024.
Wednesday’s "Full Frontal with Samantha Bee" tackled some of the more suppressive mail-in voting laws that will affect the 2020 U.S. election.
Ramy Youssef, Issa Rae and more explain what was going on off-camera.
New York City’s late-night TV shows are going without live studio audiences as coronavirus continues to spread. That means “Full Frontal With Samantha Bee,” “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” “Late Night With Seth Meyers,” “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert,” Trevor Noah’s “Daily Show” and “Last Week Tonight With John Oliver” will forego an in-house crowd.While Bee’s show is cutting its audience beginning with tonight’s taping and Oliver’s with this Sunday’s, all the other programs listed above will put that policy into effect next Monday.“The Late Show” will tape in front of an audience tonight and tomorrow night and a repeat was previously scheduled for Friday, an individual with knowledge tells TheWrap. Fallon and Meyers’ programs will also tape in front of live audiences tonight and Thursday, and do not record shows on Fridays.An individual with knowledge of NBC’s “Saturday Night Live,” which doesn’t return with a new episode until March 28, told TheWrap that producers are monitoring the situation closely in partnership with NYC and health officials and that a decision will be made about how to proceed as “SNL” gets closer to going back into production.Also Read: 'The View,' 'Live With Kelly and Ryan' and 'Good Morning America' to Tape Without Audiences Due to CoronavirusOn the West Coast, “Conan” is currently in reruns and on a scheduled hiatus for the next two weeks.A person with knowledge of ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” told TheWrap that for now the tapings will continue as always, with a studio audience. A separate person with information on the plans for CBS’ “Late Late Show With James Corden” told TheWrap that one will also remain status quo. It’s also business as usual for Comedy Central’s “Lights Out With David Spade,” an insider tells TheWrap. All three of those shows tape in Los Angeles and their plans are subject to change.Representatives for HBO’s “Real Time With Bill Maher,” also an L.A-based late-night series, did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s requests for comment.Also Read: 'Survivor' Delays Production on Season 41 Amid Coronavirus Pandemic“Due to growing fears over COVID-19, and out of an abundance of caution, ‘Full Frontal with Samantha Bee’ will tape tonight’s episode without a live studio audience,” a spokesperson for the show told TheWrap Wednesday. “Bee says she will instead ‘do the show in front of a mirror, which I actually prefer. Despite the efforts being taken, we still have heard from Sean Spicer that tonight’s taping ‘was the largest audience ever to witness an [taping of Full Frontal], period, both in person and around the globe.’ Wow!”An NBC spokesperson said in their own statement: “The safety of our guests and employees is our top priority. As a precautionary measure, starting Monday, March 16, we have decided to suspend live audiences for ‘The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’ and ‘Late Night with Seth Meyers.’ Per guidance from New York City officials, the company is hoping to do its part to help to decrease the rate of transmission in our communities. Our shows will continue filming on their regular schedule, and currently, there will be no impact on air dates.”In another statement, a CBS representative said: “Beginning Monday, March 16, ‘The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” will film without a live, in-studio audience. This move is being made out of an abundance of caution regarding the spread of the COVID-19 virus and the uncertainty of the situation for future weeks. Per guidance from New York City officials, CBS and ‘The Late Show’ are doing their part to help decrease the potential rate of transmission in our communities. There have not been any specific developments at The Ed Sullivan Theater to cause concern for audiences with plans to attend the show tonight, tomorrow, or who have attended in recent weeks. For several weeks, the team at the theater has been taking all necessary precautions to protect everyone who enters and works in the theater with enhanced cleaning and sanitizing procedures. For the past several weeks, ‘The Late Show’ producers have consulted daily to share information with other New York-based late night shows, who will also be moving forward without an audience.”Also Read: Crew Member on Fox's 'NeXT' Tests Positive for Coronavirus After Production Wraps in Chicago“Our top priority is the safety of our guests and staff. Beginning Monday, March 16th, Comedy Central’s NY based late night series, ‘The Daily Show with Trevor Noah,’ will film without a live, in-studio audience,” a Comedy Central spokesperson said. “This move is being made out of an abundance of caution and concern regarding the spread of the COVID-19 virus and per guidance from New York City officials to take appropriate actions. There have been no developments at ‘The Daily Show’s’ studio to cause concern for audience members who have plans to attend the show tonight or tomorrow. Measures have been taken to protect everyone who enters and works in the office and studio with enhanced cleaning and sanitizing procedures. For the past several weeks, ‘The Daily Show’ producers have communicated daily with other New York-based late night shows, who will also be moving forward without an audience beginning Monday.”HBO added: “As of this coming Sunday, March 15, ‘Last Week Tonight With John Oliver’ will film without a live, in-studio audience. We are taking this precaution in accordance with best practices as outlined by New York City officials. We will continue to monitor the situation.”These NYC-based late-night shows are far from the first programs with a live audience to cut that component from their program amid increasing concerns about COVID-19, which the CDC declared a pandemic on Wednesday.Earlier today, Walt Disney Television announced it was suspending live audiences from attending all of its NYC-based news broadcasts and talk shows, including “The View,” “Live With Kelly and Ryan,” “Good Morning America,” “Strahan, Sara and Keke” and “Tamron Hall.”Other programs that have cut their live audiences include “The Wendy Williams Show,” “Jeopardy!” and “Wheel of Fortune.”A number of public events have been called off in recent days as the number of coronavirus cases continues to rise in the U.S., with some health experts advising against public gatherings where the disease may be spread from person to person.One of the first and biggest events to be affected by the coronavirus threat was the now-canceled South by Southwest festival in Austin, which was originally scheduled to take place next week. Several other public events have been canceled or postponed — including political rallies, some TV networks’ upfront presentations, the Los Angeles Times’ annual Festival of Books, World of Wonder’s RuPaul’s DragCon and, potentially, the Coachella and Stagecoach music festivals.Read original story All NYC Late-Night Shows to Tape Without Live Studio Audiences Amid Coronavirus Pandemic At TheWrap
Samantha Bee praised Ivanka Trump for helping to push through a parental leave bill, and challenged other late night shows to implement expansive parental leave policies as she had done.
The country music channel has announced that it'll give equal airtime to videos from men and women, following complaints of sexism in the industry.
In her holiday special this year, TBS host Samantha Bee combined politics with musical numbers and took aim at Fox News.Bee launched into a song about Christmas being the “least terrible season of the year” and rhymed “legislative recess” with “time to de-stress” before calling in the “Abolish ICE Skaters.” The troupe, dressed in Bee’s signature red blazer and blonde wigs, of course, takes its name from calls to do away with Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Bee she later tweeted the institution “loves stomping on civil rights.”Also Read: Samantha Bee Calls Out Democrats for Appearing on Fox News: 'You Just Look Stupid'With a group of backup singers and dancers, she extolled the value of enjoying the brief period when Congress isn’t in session, there are no major votes or rallies happening, and “all is bright and all is calm… when even neo-Nazis visit Mom.”Bee also went long on the “true meaning”of the holiday: “At Christmas, we celebrate the birth of a man whose message was one of radical kindness, a man who said, ‘Whatever you do for the least of these, you do for me.’ If you’re not doing your best to show compassion for the poor, the weak, the sick and, yes, the immigrants, then you are doing Christmas wrong.”She added, “Jesus loves me and he hates Fox News. Bye!”Here at Full Frontal, we love a musical number almost as much as I.C.E. loves stomping on civil rights. Get in the yuletide spirit by listening to our opening number from last year’s holiday special Christmas on I.C.E. pic.twitter.com/fKbDNWer4x– Full Frontal (@FullFrontalSamB) December 26, 2019Read original story Sam Bee’s TBS Christmas Special Got Political With ‘Abolish ICE Skaters’ At TheWrap
WASHINGTON ― After serving as an effective substitute in 2017 for the annualWashington tradition, Samantha Bee's "Not the White House Correspondents'Dinner" returned with a straightforward mission
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Rep. Omar sparked outcry after making comments that critics accused of being anti-Semitic.
Samantha Bee called out Steve King after the congressman said members of an Austrian group with Nazi ties would be Republicans if they lived in the U.S.
“Saturday Night Live” returned for another season of reminding us about the uselessness of political humor in these times. Alas, the one “SNL” performance worth seeing took place after the show went off the air.
The host worked with a civic tech expert on an app similar to "HQ Trivia" with the hope that it will encourage people to vote.
<strong>UPDATED:</strong> The Television Academy has announced the second group of Emmy Award presenters ahead of the Sept. 17 telecast. They are Patricia Arquette, Angela Bassett, Eric Bana, Samantha Bee, Connie Britton, RuPaul Charles, Benicio Del Toro, Claire Foy, Hannah Gadsby, Ilana Glazer, Abbi Jacobson, Jimmy Kimmel, Elisabeth Moss, Sarah Paulson, Issa Rae, Andy Samberg, Matt Smith and Ben Stiller. <strong>PREVIOUS</strong>, <strong> Sept. 6, 8 AM:</strong> Alec Baldwin, Michael Douglas, <em>Stranger Things</em>‘ Millie…
The Full Frontal host spoke with the Daily Beast about her controversial statements, and even more controversial apology. Back in June 2018 — yes, it feels like a lifetime ago for us too — Bee made headlines for calling Ivanka Trump a “feckless c---,” and was swiftly criticized by talking heads on all sides of the political spectrum. The question of taking it too far is one that Bee takes seriously. In addressing the controversy, she splits a very fine hair: she was not apologizing to Ivanka Trump or the MAGA stans.
Samantha Bee discovered that the U.S. food industry would pretty much grind to a halt without the labor of undocumented immigrants.
Samantha Bee sent out correspondents to troll Sean Spicer on his book tour, asking him about profiting from lying to the American people and the press.
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A new GOP attack ad stokes the culture war by featuring a who's-who of the right's favorite boogeymen (and -women), including Kathy Griffin, Michael Moore, Samantha Bee, and Michelle Wolf.
“Apologies that are quickly followed by the word ‘but’ are always problematic,” Kelly said on "Today."
“The idea that we have a president that would tweet that a female comedian's show should be canceled and she should be put out of work -- I lived it. I know what that means."