Late night television finally got a much-needed breath of fresh air on Monday night, in the form of Samantha Bee's new weekly show, "Full Frontal With Samantha Bee." What's exciting about Bee is that her gender is not the only thing that sets her apart from the likes of Trevor Noah, Jimmy Fallon, and Stephen Colbert. Rather, Bee is injecting late night with some interesting and inspired changes.
For one thing, there wasn't any banal chit-chat with celeb guests, nor any sign of the usual late night desk for her to sit behind -- she delivered her biting and hilarious commentary while standing, directly to the camera, directly to the audience, effortlessly commanding our attention and our laughs. Of course, so much of the buzz of around Bee's new show has hinged on the fact that she's a woman in the notoriously all-male late night lineup, and while she didn't lean on this as a shtick, Bee was unafraid to call out sexism in late night and beyond last night.
Below are the four moments that made her late night debut the most feminist late night show on TV:
CORRECTION: An earlier version of this article misstated which candidate Bee criticized for his abortion rhetoric. The candidate was actually Marco Rubio, not Ted Cruz.
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