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One of the most unique and visible comedic voices on television is coming to TBS in Full Frontal with Samantha Bee. Breaking up late-night's all-male sausage fest, this new show from the longtime Daily Show correspondent will feature Samantha's nuanced view of political and cultural issues, her sharp interview skills, her repartee with world leaders and, of course, her 10-pound lady balls.

Episode Title: Episode 21
Airs: 2016-08-01 at 22:30
  • Diane Gordon

    With Full Frontal, TBS truly has a comedy show that’s sure to become part of the cultural conversation and possibly fill the void felt by Jon Stewart‘s departure. There’s so much scathing, insightful, intelligent funny packed into Full Frontal and Bee’s ability to land a joke is beyond impressive.

    The Wrap Full Review
  • Darren Franich

    What followed was one of the most confident premieres in this suddenly never-ending phase of late-night debuts.... Full Frontal already feels like an essential voice in this political year.

    Entertainment Weekly Full Review
  • Danette Chavez

    It’s true that we’ve seen this technique [documentary parody] used on Last Week Tonight With John Oliver, and the incisive political commentary has long had a home on The Daily Show, among others. But the Full Frontal approach still feels fresh, perhaps because we’re finally seeing a female host lead the charge, with a female showrunner (Jo Miller) and a diverse team of writers.

    The A.V. Club Full Review
  • David Sims

    Every one-liner felt honed and briskly funny (describing Donald Trump as a “human caps lock”), and throughout, Bee exuded the quiet confidence that makes her a natural for this gig. Yes, it’s great to have a woman in the late-night fray; it’s also great to have someone who knows what she’s doing. If Full Frontal continues with the format it debuted this week, it’ll quickly become appointment TV for the political-comedy crowd.

    The Atlantic Full Review
  • James Poniewozik

    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.

    The New York Times Full Review
  • Sonia Saraiya

    Samantha Bee’s Full Frontal debuted last night with an acerbic, bracing premiere that felt like, in the best way possible, a much-needed slap in the face.

    Salon Full Review
  • Matt Zoller Seitz

    Bee's program is one more "publication" added to an increasingly crowded TV newsstand, but it already feels distinctive enough to merit regular check-ins, if not yet a DVR season pass.

    New York Magazine (Vulture) Full Review
  • Alan Sepinwall

    Bee had a very strong first show, chowing down on the low-hanging fruit that is both sides of this current presidential election.

    Hitfix Full Review
  • Kevin Fallon

    They say that it’s bad form to judge a new late-night series based on the first show. That at least a month of shows need to air before you get a proper sense of who the host is and what the show will be. That’s certainly true, and yet there’s a sense watching the premiere of Full Frontal that it has arrived fully realized.

    The Daily Beast Full Review
  • Mary McNamara

    If the targets and tone of her comedy were clearly flavored by her “Daily Show” roots, Bee’s voice is completely her own.... The only bad thing about the premier of Full Frontal was its brevity.

    Los Angeles Times Full Review
  • Willa Paskin

    If Full Frontal were going to be on every night, I would say, unreservedly, that it had a fantastic beginning. It seamlessly did in its first episode what The Daily Show With Trevor Noah has had a hard time doing for more than four months: altering Jon Stewart’s M.O. to reflect the interests and passions of a new host, while maintaining enough of Stewart’s intelligence, fire, and aggravation to keep the show urgent and scathing.

    Slate Full Review
  • Brian Lowry

    Admittedly, nobody was really crying out for another show just like this, but funny is funny, and there’s a whole lot of time for Bee to work this terrain between now and November.

    Variety Full Review
  • Ken Tucker

    If Bee can sustain the tone she presented in this premiere episode, Full Frontal is going to be an exhilarating pleasure.

    Yahoo TV Full Review
  • Matthew Gilbert

    She was one of the best and brightest correspondents on “The Daily Show,” and she puts that same sharp, clever, unflinching sensibility front and center on Full Frontal. It helps that she is backed by dexterous writers who slip in a lot of wily asides.

    Boston Globe Full Review
  • Dan Fienberg

    The [late night] terrain is still forming, but there's a clear place for Full Frontal after this assured, effective debut.

    The Hollywood Reporter Full Review
  • Robert Bianco

    Unlike the sweeter, sillier, less edgy comedy often practiced by Daily's new host Trevor Noah, Bee came out in full attack mode--intense, a little profane, and frequently hilarious.

    USA Today Full Review

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