Samantha Bee Discusses the Double-edged Sword of Election Comedy: ‘I Want It to Be Over So Badly’


When this election season started, Trump, Hillary, and all those other goofballs were excavated for jokes like the comedy gold mine they were. Now it’s 2016, the mine has been stripped, and comedians tasked with skewering the nation's potential leaders are left to listlessly smack two rocks together for the next few weeks. Full Frontal's Samantha Bee stopped by The Late Show With Stephen Colbert last night to discuss the double-edged sword that is political comedy: On one hand, you have a lot of material with which to work. On the other hand, no one will let you just fall on the sword so you don't have to deal with another month of this madness. "I want it to be over so badly. I want to live my life. I want America to be happy again," Bee proclaims. She also describes this election season as a "buffet of wonderful things to draw upon to make a comedy show," which is also what a very polite person might call a buffet that exclusively serves turds.