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The GUARDIAN TV & Radio Blog: “Samantha Bee” Interview

Sam Bee's new show, Full Frontal debuted on February 8, 2016. I was lucky enough to interview Ms. Bee three days before her show debuted. I didn't want to ask her the big question that seemed to hang over her show's debut: could a woman be funny? So, instead, we talked about whether Canadians could be funny. We also talked about how the myth of comedy is that it can only happen in New York City, and that much of comedy does not spring from the things in life that we find amusing, but from the situations in our world that make us angry. The Guardian article attracted a lot of attention, and was still attracting comments days later.

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