During the Monday premiere of her new TBS late night show Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, the former Daily Show correspondent launched an all-out assault against Republicans, and described the party’s nominees as “a banquet of all-you-can-eat crazy.”
“We wrote like two hours of jokes about Democrats, but we had to throw them all out because then the Republicans laid out a banquet of all-you-can-eat crazy,” said Bee, who served as a correspondent on Jon Stewart’s Comedy Central show for 12 years.
Playing on her experience working with Stewart on The Daily Show, Bee manipulated a number of clips aimed at making Republican presidential candidates appear reckless and unintelligent.
On Sen. Ted Cruz, Bee said, “Last week after Iowans wished 12 candidates into the corn field, one was left standing in triumph.”
She then aired a clip of Cruz declaring victory in Iowa last Monday.
“To God be the glory,” Cruz said in the clip, to which Bee reacted by pretending to prepare a noose to hang herself with.
The feminist also described the Texas Senator as a “horses—t salesman,” and said he suffered from “stage 4 cancer of the personality.”
The show also described former Florida Governor Jeb Bush as the “heir apparent” with a “Beverly Hillbillies name,” and described frontrunner Donald Trump as an “oddly tinted compilation of psychiatric symptoms” in a bit about Bush’s failure to catch on with voters.
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Furthermore, Bee designated Saturday’s debate in New Hampshire as a “cascade of fail.”
Despite Bee’s disclaimer regarding jokes for Democrats, Full Frontal also heavily mocked Sen. Bernie Sanders’ age and appearance and blasted Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton over her attempts at swaying voters by appearing folksy.
Impersonating Clinton, Bee said, “Anoint me your God!”
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Full Frontal will air weekly and Bee will compete with former Daily Show alums Stephen Colbert, John Oliver, and Larry Wilmore for portions of Stewart’s old audience. Ratings for the premiere have yet to come in.
The New York Times writes the show is “TV’s latest answer to the multiple-choice question: Who, if anyone, will be the next Jon Stewart?”