The Comedy Network Busts Up the Late-Night Boys Club: FULL FRONTAL WITH SAMANTHA BEE Premieres February 8

— January 21, 2016

– Former long-time DAILY SHOW correspondent Samantha Bee hosts new half-hour weekly series, premiering Monday, Feb. 8 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT on Comedy –

“Bee’s reporting style – deadpan, feigning surprise and ending with a sharp wisecrack – is the same as ever.” Globe and Mail

Toronto, ON (January 21, 2016) – Move over, fellas: Canadian comic Samantha Bee is jumping into the late-night fray this February with the series premiere of FULL FRONTAL WITH SAMANTHA BEE, Monday, Feb. 8 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT on Comedy. Hosted by the former long-time DAILY SHOW correspondent, the new 13-episode half-hour weekly series offers a unique satirical take on weekly news, and explores other important stories largely overlooked by traditional media outlets. Shot in front of a live studio audience, the series features Bee’s nuanced view of political and cultural issues, infamous field reports, and more. For a sneak peek of FULL FRONTAL WITH SAMANTA BEE, click here. Born and raised in Toronto, Canada, Samantha Bee began her career performing as a member of the all-female sketch comedy troupe The Atomic Fireballs. She joined THE DAILY SHOW’s "Best F#@king News Team" in 2003, serving longer than any other correspondent on the series. In addition to her work on THE DAILY SHOW, Bee starred opposite her husband Jason Jones in the 2010 movie Coopers' Christmas. Bee also appeared in the recently released Tina Fey/Amy Poehler comedy Sisters. Bee is currently writing a middle-grade novel for Farrar Straus Giroux. Her collection of personal essays, entitled I Know I Am, But What Are You?, was published in 2010 by Simon and Schuster.

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Canada’s first specialty comedy service, The Comedy Network airs comedy of all kinds, 24-hours-a-day, across multiple platforms, including a revolutionary broadband service at Launched in October 1997, Comedy broadcasts, uncut and uncensored, an eclectic mix of scripted, stand-up, sketch, improv, and animated comedy – as well as topical comedy talk shows, game shows and classic situation comedies. Offering an unrivalled slate of original Canadian programming, Comedy reinvests nearly 50 per cent of its revenues into home-grown productions. Comedy is a division of Bell Media, which is owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company, and is available in nearly six million households across the country.


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