Full Frontal with Samantha Bee

TV review by
Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media
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Fun, sharp late-night satire with Bee's usual smart humor.

Parents say

age 18+
Based on 25 reviews

Kids say

age 16+
Based on 2 reviews

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this TV show.

Positive Messages

Current political, economic, and social issues discussed.

Positive Role Models & Representations

Bee is intelligent and informed about the issues.

Violence

Brief violent images offered in humorous contexts. 

Sex

Crude sexual jokes; occasional racy images. Abortion, birth control, and other sexual health issues come up. 

Language

"Ass," "dick," "s--t"; "f--k" bleeped.

Consumerism
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

Occasional references to drinking, drugs.

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Full Frontal with Samantha Bee is a late-night talk show that offers lots of intelligent satire but also contains curse words, crude jokes, and references to drinking and drugs. Brief violent images are used as gags. It's not meant for kids, but older teens interested in this sort of thing may be able to handle it.

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User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byDumbregister July 4, 2016

Standard Typical democrat puppet sheep

You can tell shes an average comedian at best but way worse as any source of an educated, witty, unique perspective on social-political issues. Without really... Continue reading
Adult Written byBrian C. June 6, 2018

Trash

This show should be canceled it is pure trash. Lies and propaganda,she is not appropriate for any age.
Teen, 14 years old Written byEthanParmet April 30, 2020

Not Funny in the Slightest

While I would not recommend kids watch this show because it dives in to political issues, and has crude humor, neither of those things are why you shouldn'... Continue reading
Teen, 14 years old Written bydylanjuliacooper September 27, 2017

What's the story?

FULL FRONTAL WITH SAMANTHA BEE is a late-night talk show starring former Daily Show field correspondent Samantha Bee. From discussing the flubs of political candidates to tackling issues such as abortion, she offers her humor-infused thoughts about current events. Adding to the fun are a variety of news and popular culture video clips, along with humorous segments produced  "on the field," during which she and her producers talk to people about topics related to that week's episode.

Is it any good?

This no-holds-barred series offers lots of fun, irreverent humor with a feminist flair. But behind the sex jokes and strong language is some intelligent commentary about the American political climate, as well as relevant social and economic issues.

Bee's brand of sharp humor is occasionally crude, but the overall show is full of laugh-out-loud moments. Fans of The Daily Show with John Stewart will be drawn to it, and people looking for some good satire will certainly find it here.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about comedy. What is the difference between a parody and a satire? Should serious topics ever be a source of humor?

  • Families can talk about the late-night-talk-show format. Why do you think it's popular? Does having a woman as the host change anything about this particular show? 

TV details

  • Premiere date: February 8, 2016
  • Cast: Samantha Bee
  • Network: TBS
  • Genre: Comedy
  • TV rating: TV-MA
  • Available on: Streaming
  • Last updated: March 13, 2020

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