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Fri Mar 6, 2015, 02:54 PM

Samantha Bee, American Hero, Finally Gets Her Own Show

I had no idea Jason Jones was her husband!



Samantha Bee, American Hero, Finally Gets Her Own Show

by Jessica Goldstein
Posted on March 6, 2015 at 10:43 am Updated: March 6, 2015 at 1:29 pm


Samantha Bee, The Daily Show‘s longest-running correspondent, just landed her own show on TBS. TBS already announced that Bee will be creating and executive producing a scripted comedy series for the network with her husband, fellow funny person Jason Jones. Bee will host a new show that, according to a TBS release, “is being planned as a platform for Bee to apply her smart and satirical point of view to current and relevant issues.” Bee will host and, along with Jones, executive produce.

To be totally objective about it, this is absolutely the greatest news to come out of fake news maybe ever. Bee is a superstar. Her name, naturally, came up as a contender to take over Stewart’s seat when he announced he’d be leaving the show, but this is even more exciting. It opens up that Daily Show slot to yet another viable contender; hey, maybe it’ll go to Kristen Schaal and then we could have two satirical-takes-on-the-news shows helmed by women! It also means that TBS is gunning to become a serious player in late night, bringing on Bee and Jones to a slate that already includes Conan O’Brien.

Bee joins a long line of Daily Show alum who have graduated from Jon Stewart’s School Of Comedic Excellence And Awesomeness to pursue their own programs/movies/dreams: Stephen Colbert, Steve Carrell, John Oliver, Ed Helms, Olivia Munn. And in over a decade on the Daily Show desk, Bee has provided some of the funniest, sharpest insights of them all. Relive her best progressive takes below.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Mar 6, 2015, 03:08 PM

1. Bee and Jones are great. Too rarely seen on the Daily Show. n/t

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Fri Mar 6, 2015, 03:09 PM

2. Fantastic! I love Ms Bee

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Fri Mar 6, 2015, 03:09 PM

3. The Daily Show is like the gift that keeps on giving.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Mar 6, 2015, 03:27 PM

4. Yay!!!

 

I love Samantha Bee.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Mar 6, 2015, 03:43 PM

5. This is great news.

I hope I will be able to get it. Please, oh, please do post updates. Thanks lots.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Mar 6, 2015, 03:45 PM

6. Pretty sure she's Canadian...

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Fri Mar 6, 2015, 03:47 PM

7. GREAT NEWS!

I was hoping she was going to get the old Colbert gig. She is a riot and it would be great to see a woman helm one of these satirical news shows... well I guess I got my wish!

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Fri Mar 6, 2015, 05:05 PM

8. Understated brilliance.

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