Samantha Bee

Samantha Bee has quickly established herself as having one of the most unique and sharp comedic voices on television with her Emmy-winning late-night show Full Frontal with Samantha Bee.

In 2016, Bee received global recognition from the success of her very own weekly late-night comedy series, Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, which premiered Monday, February 8, 2016 on TBS. Full Frontal offers a unique satirical take on weekly Read More

news and explores other important stories in-depth that have been largely overlooked by more traditional media outlets. Full Frontal received rave reviews, and the show was picked up by TBS for a full season within weeks of its premiere, and the show is currently in its season. In a landscape of male late-night talk show hosts, critics have appreciated Bee’s “fiery and fierce” delivery (The New York Times) and have embraced Full Frontal as a “daring, innovative addition to the late-night slate” (Entertainment Weekly). Bee earned a 2016 TCA Award nomination for “Individual Achievement in Comedy” for her work on Full Frontal, and the show received its own nomination in both 2016 and 2017 in the category of “Outstanding News and Information” from the Television Critics Association. She and the show were also nominated for three Primetime Emmy’s in 2017, including “Outstanding Variety Talk Series” and “Outstanding Writing For A Variety Series,” for which the show also received a nomination in 2016.

Bee hosted the wildly successful “Not The White House Correspondents Dinner” on April 29, 2017, the evening of the traditional White House Correspondents Dinner. Her event celebrated a free and open press under the Trump administration, which was presented on TBS. The special was nominated for four primetime Emmy Awards, and won in the category of “Outstanding Variety Special.”

Bee and her husband Jason Jones also co-created the half-hour comedy series, The Detour, which is currently in its third season on TBS. The Detour, which stars Jones, is inspired by their personal experiences on family getaways. The show follows Nate (Jones), Robin (Natalie Zea) and their two kids, Delilah and Jared, for what Nate believes will be the adventure of a lifetime on a road trip to Florida, which quickly turns into a disaster. The series was renewed for second season ahead of its April 11, 2016 premiere.

In 2015, Bee appeared opposite Tina Fey and Amy Poehler in the comedy film Sisters, directed by Jason Moore and written by Paula Pell. Last year, Bee appeared in Learning to Drive, alongside Patricia Clarkson and Ben Kingsley. Additionally, she starred opposite Jason Jones in the 2010 film titled Coopers’ Christmas.

In 2010, Simon and Schuster published Bee’s collection of personal essays, titled I Know I Am, But What Are You? She is currently writing a middle-grade novel for Farrar Straus Giroux.

In 2003, Bee joined Comedy Central’s The Daily Show’s “Best F#@king News Team.” Bee departed The Daily Show in 2015 and currently holds the title for being the longest-serving regular Daily Show correspondent of all time (12 years). Additionally, during her time at The Daily Show, Bee was the sole female correspondent from 2006 until 2008.

Born and raised in Toronto, Canada, Bee began her career performing as a member of the all-female sketch comedy troupe The Atomic Fireballs.

Bee currently resides in New York.

Melinda Taub

Melinda Taub is a comedy writer and young adult novelist but not at the same time. She is a staff writer at Full Frontal With Samantha Bee. Her novel Still Star Crossed was briefly adapted into a TV show. Her work has appeared in the Onion News Network, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater, and Tru TV’s Adam Ruins Everything.

Ashley Nicole Black

Ashley Nicole Black is a correspondent and writer on Full Frontal with Samantha Bee. She dropped out of a PhD program at Northwestern University to study comedy at The Second City. Thank God it worked out.

Allana Harkin

Allana Harkin is a correspondent and producer for TBS’ Full Frontal with Samantha Bee. Originally from Canada, Harkin was a founding member, alongside Samantha Bee, of the acclaimed sketch troupe The Atomic Fireballs, where they spent many years wearing fake mustaches and working for beer tickets. Her writing includes work for PBS, Nick Jr., CBC and CTV. She also wrote the comedic play Real Estate, which has had dozens of productions across North America. Harkin graduated with an MFARead More

in performance from York University and works as both a director and actor in film/TV and theatre. Her hobbies include Trump rallies, baking and stress eating.

Michael Rubens

Michael Rubens is a correspondent and senior field producer for TBS’ Full Frontal with Samantha Bee. An alumnus of both The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, Rubens has also published four novels. His writing has appeared in The New Yorker’s “Daily Shouts,” as well as on HuffPost Comedy and Salon.com.

Amy Hoggart

Amy Hoggart is a correspondent for TBS’ Full Frontal with Samantha Bee. Previously she wrote across and starred in two seasons of BBC America’s comedy series Almost Royal, which involved travelling around the United States, posing as member of the British Royal family. She’s now an expert in using her accent to get Americans to think she’s more intelligent than she is.