Full Frontal with Samantha Bee: “The people we’re incoherently yelling about”
February 16, 2016 4:24 PM - Season 1, Episode 2 - Subscribe

Samantha Bee travels to Jordan to speak to Syrian refugees and the State Department about the kind of vetting that refugees have to go through to enter the United States.

Entertainment Weekly:
Two episodes in, and Full Frontal With Samantha Bee is already establishing itself as a daring, innovative addition to the late-night slate. Bee is following in her mentor Jon Stewart’s footsteps by combining withering put-downs of dumb politicians with some actual on-the-ground reportage. Monday night’s episode, for example, featured video of Bee visiting a Syrian refugee camp in order to meet “the people we’re incoherently yelling about.”

Bee’s interviews with Syrian refugees in a camp in Jordan is interspersed with cable news footage of Republican presidential candidates like Donald Trump and Ted Cruz yelling about the refugees’ supposed threat. To dispel the myth that refugees might be ISIS fighters in disguise, Bee interviewed Kate Dorsh, a representative for the organization in charge of resettling refugees.
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posted by General Malaise (5 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Personally, this episode left me relieved, because the premiere left me unsure how the format would work in the absence of an election campaign or other breaking news. But, the long-form-ish investigative "movies" in the third act so far have been so spectacular, I can't imagine it falling flat on no-news weeks. Looks like we're getting more Last Week Tonight and less Daily Show, which is perfectly fine, even if we only get to see Bee once a week.
posted by General Malaise at 4:28 PM on February 16, 2016

P.S. As with LWT, we can all do with fewer third-act interviews with celebrities.
posted by General Malaise at 4:29 PM on February 16, 2016 [3 favorites]

It seems they're aiming to be LWT with Daily Show clothes, using Samantha Bee's amazing delivery.

Worth pointing out, TBS is putting what I think are the complete episodes on youtube, so share your favourite bits away.
posted by lmfsilva at 12:01 PM on February 17, 2016

Just watched this, and it was really good, even the small bits like Sanders conducting.
posted by idb at 3:16 PM on February 17, 2016

(Sanders conducting I think was my favorite part, or at least it was the part that elicited the most laughter in my living room).
posted by General Malaise at 6:54 AM on February 18, 2016 [1 favorite]

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