Samantha Bee — whose TBS program Full Frontal has in many ways taken up the mantle of political satire left by her old Daily Show boss Jon Stewart — delivered a stinging rebuke of NBC on her program Monday. The segment was a response to Jimmy Fallon’s friendly Tonight Show interview last Thursday with Donald Trump …Ooh, now that’s some expert professional comedy there.
And she was name-checked in a New York Times editorial column by conservative writer Ross Douthat, who lamented that much of late-night comedy has been co-opted by the left.
Asked how she felt about the piece, Bee quipped: “It’s so good to know that we’re the problem and not racism.”
How much of “comedy” these days is really just Status Anxiety Therapy?