Samantha Bee Reveals She Was ‘Never in Contention’ to Replace Jon Stewart on ‘The Daily Show’: ‘It Was Awful’

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When Jon Stewart announced that he was stepping down as host of The Daily Show in early 2015, there was one name that floated to the top of the list for those whose job it is to wildly speculate about who might succeed him: Samantha Bee.

At that point, Bee had spent 12 years at the show, making her its longest-serving correspondent—a distinction she still holds four years later. John Oliver, who had filled in for Stewart two summers earlier while the host directed his first feature film, would have been a no-brainer as well, but by then he had already been snatched up by HBO for Last Week Tonight. In the eyes of many late-night pundits (myself included) Bee was the obvious choice.

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Samantha Bee Destroys Sean Hannity’s Mueller Lies


Samantha Bee opened her first new show in weeks on Wednesday night with a big update on the Mueller investigation, from the heavily redacted Michael Flynn sentencing memo to the news that President Trump has finally submitted his written answers to the special counsel’s questions.

“Presumably it took so long because every other time he tried to answer them he got burger juice on them, and then tried to eat them,” the Full Frontal host joked. “He’s a hungry boy!”

If Mueller did set some sort of perjury trap for Trump, Bee said, “it is absolutely allowed,” adding, “Despite what you may have heard on Fox News, Mueller does not have to save Trump from incriminating himself.”

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Samantha Mathis breaks her silence about the 1993 death of her boyfriend River Phoenix

Actress Samantha Mathis reflected on the heartbreaking death of her boyfriend River Phoenix 25 years after that fateful day.

Mathis, who had previously not gone into much detail discussing the actor’s 1993 death, recalled having a bad feeling on the night Phoenix had a drug overdose outside a Los…

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