Samantha Bee was effectively conscious Comedy Central was not excited by having her take over for Jon Stewart on “The Each day Present”, however it nonetheless hurts.
The “Full Frontal with Samantha Bee” host opened as much as The Each day Beast‘s “The Final Giggle” podcast. “I used to be wildly unsurprised,” Bee mentioned of Comedy Central’s curiosity in her. “They didn’t ask me or discuss to me about it. I imply, actually, nobody known as and even emailed from the community — in any respect.”
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“It was terrible. It was actually terrible,” she continued. “I imply, ultimately they spoke to me, however I wish to say it was a full month or six weeks after Jon had introduced that he was leaving. I used to be by no means in rivalry and I very a lot knew that. I don’t know that folks within the exterior world knew how a lot I used to be not being thought-about for the job.”
Bee and her husband Jason Jones, one other correspondent on “The Each day Present”, had simply wrapped up a pilot for “The Detour” when Stewart introduced he was leaving “The Each day Present”.
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“We had been simply at that crossroads the place we had been like, we all know there’s nothing extra that we have to accomplish at this place,” Bee shared. “So we determined to depart for positive in that second. As quickly as he was stepping down we knew that we had been going to depart.”
All of it labored out in the long run for Bee. TBS picked up “The Detour” and gave the comic her personal discuss present. “Full Frontal” has so far aired 114 episodes throughout 4 seasons.