The headline on John Doyle’s TV column Monday in The Globe and Mail said it all: “American late-night is reinvigorated. In Canada, we’ve got nothing.” Sad but true. Doyle points out that the gloves are so far off in American late night circles when it comes to political commentary you can see the bare knuckles.
NEW YORK — It’s easy to spot Samantha Bee’s mid-town Manhattan production offices. The first clue once you get off the elevator is the giant, Broadway marquee-like illuminated sign right behind the receptionist’s desk, reading, “FULL FRONTAL.” Once inside her office, Bee is nothing like the stinging satirist she portrays on her show. She’s soft-spoken and
Making fun of the news in Canada is almost a religion. From Earl Camembert and Floyd Robertson on SCTV to the gang at This Hour Has 22 Minutes, mocking headlines is as Canadian as a Tim’s double-double. It seemed fitting, therefore, to attend a taping of the upcoming satire The Beaverton in a church-turned-studio in Scarborough,
A lot of folks were surprised when Samantha Bee was not offered the host’s chair following Jon Stewart’s departure from The Daily Show. After all, Bee, from Toronto, was the longest-serving “senior” correspondent on the Comedy Central showcase, logging 12 seasons. Nonetheless, Trevor Noah got the gig. Bee took her act to TBS, home of Conan