Samantha Bee Won Last Night’s Daily Show Reunion Before It Even Started
— The Late Show (@colbertlateshow) May 9, 2017
Last night’s Daily Show reunion on Stephen Colbert’s Late Show came on what could not have been a more appropriate night. A huge political shitstorm hit the fan when FBI Director James Comey was fired by Donald Trump during an FBI investigation into Trump’s campaign, and all our favorite political comedians were in one place. Still, our favorite moment came well before either of those things happened.
As you can see in the edited poster above, Colbert was pretty excited to have the whole gang back together again, probably because the political bent his show has taken on—thanks in large part to Donald Trump’s presidency, for worse or worse—rescued his tenure on The Late Show from ratings trouble. You might notice, though, that his graphics team decided to put Full Frontal‘s Samantha Bee on Black Widow’s body despite her hair being a much better match for Thor than John Oliver’s.
Around here, we’re big fans of Samantha Bee and her show, and we think she more than deserves a spot among the more prominent of Marvel’s Avengers. So does she, and her own team responded in spectacular fashion:
— Full Frontal (@FullFrontalSamB) May 9, 2017
See what I mean about Thor? Much better. Bonus points for not only putting Bee’s head on every character, but sticking every male head on one character. It is a true work of art.
There was still plenty of fun to be had during the show, though, with a skit about the end of Colbert’s time at The Daily Show before striking out on his own with The Colbert Report:
As well as a panel discussion with plenty of reminiscing from everyone:
There’s even more over on the Late Show YouTube page, including Jon Stewart’s new job and a one-on-one chat between him and Colbert, and it’s all a great watch if you’re nostalgic for a time when all of these great people combined their efforts to help us make sense of what was going on in the world through humor. (Where is Larry Wilmore, though?) These days, there’s so much ground to cover that it’s probably better that they’ve split off into separate shows. One Daily Show just would not be enough.
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