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Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Full Frontal

Samantha Bee's new show on TBS, "Full Frontal" premiered this week. If the first week is any indication, it'll be good. But my DVR is already overflowing with Daily Show, Nightly Show, the Late Show, 60 Minutes, Sunday Morning, Real Time, Vice, there's not even any room for movies! I don't see how people watch so much TV!

Review in the NYT here.

The 2016 presidential campaign has yet to produce a distinctive comedy voice, but Ms. Bee made a bold early case that it could be hers. She took the stage standing — no desk for her — and moved into a caustic, basic-cable profanity-laced set on the presidential campaigns. The most important thing about the first episode of a political comedy show is to set a tone, and Ms. Bee’s was fiery and fierce — the acid delivery, cut with a touch of Canadian syrup, she honed as a correspondent on “The Daily Show.”

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