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In Conversation with Samantha Bee…A Moderated Q&A

Friday, December 1, 2017 8:00 PM

Comedy

The late-night host of Full Frontal with Samantha Bee brings her trademark satirical commentary to her Kennedy Center debut joined by best-selling author Rebecca Traister as moderator. 

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The late-night host of Full Frontal with Samantha Bee brings her trademark satirical commentary to her Kennedy Center debut joined by best-selling author Rebecca Traister as moderator.

Samantha Bee has quickly established herself as having one of the most unique and sharp comedic voices on television with her late-night show Full Frontal with Samantha Bee. 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. In 2016, Bee received global recognition from the success of her very own weekly late-night comedy series, Full Frontal with Samantha Bee. Full Frontal received rave reviews, and the show was picked up by TBS for a full season within weeks of its premiere, and renewed for a second season. She and the show were nominated for a Primetime Emmy in 2016 in the category of “Outstanding Writing of a Variety Series.”

Rebecca Traister is writer-at-large for New York Magazine and the author of the New York Times best-seller All The Single Ladies, which was named a Notable Book of 2016 by the New York Times. Her previous book, Big Girls Don’t Cry, was a Times Notable Book of 2010 and the winner of the Ernesta Drinker Ballard Book Prize. She has also written for Elle, Salon, the Nation, the New Republic, the Washington Post, and the New York Observer and has twice been a National Magazine Award finalist. She is a winner of the 2016 Hillman Prize for Analysis and Opinion Journalism. She lives in New York City.

Performance Timing: Approximately 1 hour, with no intermission.