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LATE NIGHT’S QUEEN BEE

Why Samantha Bee is the best shit-talker in the game

I’m not kidding when I say Samantha Bee is the funniest mother fucker on television.

Hands down. Bar none.

I rarely watch TV. Really. I’m that guy who waits 10 years for a show to go off the air and then say things like “You guys, the funniest shit happened on Seinfeld last night.”

Honestly though, if it didn’t happen on RuPaul’s Drag Race and The Golden Girls, chances are I didn’t see it.

Now, I realize this doesn’t make my earlier blanket statement very credible, but trust me on this one. I have seen every clip of every episode and every webisode of Full Frontal with Samantha Bee. Many of them I’ve watched twice. And you know why? Because I love strong, empowered women.

Kathy Griffin, Amy Poehler, Tina Fey, Maya Rudolph, Chelsea Handler, fuck it, even Bianca del Rio who is a man in drag, are funnier comics than most of the men in the game.

I love strong, empowered women.

Do I think they are funnier because they are women? Do I think their material is feminine or too situational to be appealing to all demos? Fuck no. They’re funny because I read their books and watch their stand up shows and, you know, because I actually give them a chance to speak and I don’t think their humor is softer because they have vaginas.

I’m a decent human being. Sue me.

Now, there are many reasons why Samantha Bee is incredible. Sure, she smacks down politicians with her truthful quips and invents curse words that make me giggle like a toothless buffoon. She analyzes policy and legislators so poignantly that even people who hate politics are suddenly filled with the valor and decency to condemn their friends’ bias-fucking Facebook posts.

But my favorite reason is that she plays fairly. She is an opportunity shit-talker.

Take this clip, when Ms. Bee fucking annihilates the Republican presidential candidates for being complete assholes.

Or this one when she attacks the idiots who think poor babies shouldn’t have clean diapers.

The issues are relevant, her satire is funny, and the criticisms are warranted. Just as her mentor Jon Stewart did on The Daily Show, Samantha Bee is a truth crusader who isn’t afraid she’ll be disliked if she speaks her mind.

And no, she doesn’t just come for Republicans. She mocks Democrats, too… they just do a lot less stupid shit.

Please please PLEASE watch her show, Monday nights at 10:30pm on TBS.

And if you don’t want to do it for me, do it because her promotional material says, “Watch or you’re sexist.”

Photo courtesy of Peter Yang for TBS

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