Want personalized picks that fit your family?

Set preferences to see our top age-appropriate picks for your kids.

Get age-based picks

Full Frontal with Samantha Bee

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

Parents say

age 17+
Based on 18 reviews

Kids say

age 14+
Based on 1 review

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.


Brief violent images offered in humorous contexts. 


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


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

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.

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 bylen p. June 6, 2017

liberal propaganda not even remotly funny.

horrible show, all she does is bash trump who more than half the country voted for. as a fairly new canadian immigrant she doesnt yet understand the us constitu... 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

For kids who love late-night laughs

Our editors recommend

Common Sense Media's unbiased ratings are created by expert reviewers and aren't influenced by the product's creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners.

See how we rate

About these links

Common Sense Media, a nonprofit organization, earns a small affiliate fee from Amazon or iTunes when you use our links to make a purchase. Thank you for your support.

Read more

Our ratings are based on child development best practices. We display the minimum age for which content is developmentally appropriate. The star rating reflects overall quality and learning potential.

Learn how we rate