Opinion | Samantha Bee Talks Marjorie Taylor Greene and the Trumps
Hello. Hello! Hi. This is nice. Can I hug you again, even though you’re slightly infectious?
Yeah, I’m very infectious.
No, I’m not. No, I’m over the infection. So — but I mean, like, a cold would be fine at this point, I suppose.
Yeah, yeah, yeah.
So you were just telling me this is the first live thing you’ve done —
So I guess since — well, less than two years, but since March of Covid.
Yeah, of Covid.
I don’t remember what year that was.
How does that feel?
I love it.
It’s like I can breathe again. That’s nice. Look at all your shining faces! Look at — smiles! Oh my god! I could almost cry.
Do you — do know how to interact with people anymore?
No, I do not.
No, I was —
How is that?
— terrified. I was —
What is that like now, to see — you were a little bit reticent, like a cat, when you showed up.
Like a cat, you definitely have to — I definitely have — my social anxiety is advanced now.
I find great protection in my mask now.
Oh, really? So Maureen Dowd, who’s a columnist at The New York Time s—
— told me she had a guest over for the first time.
And she didn’t — so much didn’t know what to do —
The guest was in the living room, and she just left.
Oh my god, really?
Yeah. And they were like, where did she just —
Where did she go?
I don’t know, in her house, she just — she didn’t know how to socialize.
Maureen’s just crying in the bathroom?
I guess. I don’t know.
We definitely don’t. We have not really had a lot of guests. But that’s because we’re just like, generally a little bit anti-social. But we did have some people over. And we threw so much goddamn entertainment at them.
We gave them — we just over — over-provided —
— to the point that they fled. They were like, please don’t. We were like, we harvested these tomatoes and these — this kale comes from our garden!
And by the way, did you take a tour of our backyard? And like, they were just like, can we please get the fuck out of here?
Stay away from us. Stop trying to touch us.
So is it hard to be funny anymore? Is it hard to make people laugh during Covid, or not? Or do you think comedy has changed?
No, I don’t think comedy has changed. I think it’s like, a little harder to — when the world is dire, you feel that. So you have to kind of like, override your own impulses to make comedy somewhat — But so much of “Full Frontal” is fueled by outrage, and by what is happening in the world.
So it’s a good place for us to be. I mean, we’re not like — you know, we’re never punching down with our — we’re always trying to like, punch up, for sure.
But it’s very satisfying. I will say that it’s — like, it provides a catharsis, I think, in a dire set of circumstances. Like, we struggled during — like, we were all working in crazy ways —
Yeah. Now, you husband filmed you in the woods. Is that correct?
He did, yeah.
What was that like?
It was great, actually. It was the only way that we could really make the show. Like, if I wasn’t married to someone who could film me in the woods, we probably wouldn’t have had a show —
— for a very long time. I mean, it’s hard enough, I guess, to kind of perform the show into an empty studio. But it’s harder still to perform it directly into the eyes of your spouse. It’s not —
And perhaps a deer.
— ideal, yeah.
Or a fox.
Or a fox.
Or dragonflies, or your children, because my children had to help, too. It was really like, a — [CHUCKLE] Oh, it was rustic.
[LAUGH] We did it.
You did it.
So how are you operating now?
So we moved into a smaller studio that is — just accommodates our show.
And so we don’t have an audience. And we have a small staff of people who are present on the day of taping, but our cameras are operated remotely. It’s like a whole different situation.
So do you imagine going back to the big studio audiences, the big studios?
I don’t. I don’t really —
Well, it’s a pretty great situation. Like, we’re pretty — we’re happy there, to be honest. I mean, I love an audience. I like — this is very nice —
Just this audience?
— and now, I’m reconsidering all of the things that I’m about to say.
But it does allow us to be a little bit more nimble. Like, we were just talking today about filming on the steps of the Supreme Court. Or like, we can just kind of take the show on a bit of a voyage a little more easily. Because honestly, if you have a studio audience, you have to wait for everybody to finish work.
Like, so you can’t really tape until 6:30 or 7:00 PM.
So we can tape at other times of the day —
So that was just the constraint of the time, is creating that studio audience, and having the format — you’re kind of deconstructing —
And we loved it. But we did deconstruct it a little bit, because really, at a certain point, we just had to make a choice.
And we can remake that choice based on how I’m feeling now, which is like, totally titillated by seeing shining faces all around me —
— which I forgot about.
We can remake that choice. But it’s like, a bit of a cruise ship. You know, it’s like, a big operation. And it takes a minute to readjust.
Right. All right, well, let’s talk about things in the news right now, because you’re very topical.
Last time I interviewed you in 2018, Ruth Bader Ginsburg was still alive.
The Brett Kavanaugh hearings were happening.
And Trump was President.
Cut three years later, Joe Biden is in the White House.
We have SB 8 —
— Texas law that effectively ends a woman’s right to choose after six weeks.
So is that progress?
[LAUGHS] We’re doing great! Yeah, we’re in — we feel terrified.
Yeah, I feel terrified.
We’ll talk a little about that, because —
— you talked about it on your show.
Well, I mean, I don’t know what to do. We don’t know what to do. We don’t know what to do! Like, honestly, I feel like so many of our episodes now are ending on a note of, write to your government officials! Everybody get your stamps and write a bunch of letters!
And it’s so nerdy and boring. But civic engagement is so boring and nerdy. And to do it right, you have to be like, the most annoying person. And so we’re being annoying all the time. And I don’t — I — literally, I’m not sure what else to do —
— except highlight this issue.
What do you look at yourself like now? Are you an advocate, or a comic?
I feel —
Or just a funny advocate?
Maybe a funny advocate? Like, maybe— yeah, maybe. Or I try — try to be funny.
Yeah. So when we were doing this in 2018, Trump was President.
Do you miss him?
Oh my gosh!
Just asking. I mean, he’s good for the comedy.
I just want to throw myself off this platform. I can’t believe you even said that.
I do not. I do not miss him.
And in fact, I did — like, when he got shut down off of social media, I had probably a 24-hour period where I just operated in a— kind of a fugue state of like, what am I enraged — I don’t know who I am — like, just wandering around a campfire. And then after about 24 hours, I was like, oh, this is fucking great. I feel a lot better.
This is nice.
This is how it’s supposed to be, right?
Yes. Yes, it is. Did you think he deserved that?
Oh, yes. Like, much earlier —
— yes, I did. Yes.
Do you think it changes — I mean, he did give you a lot of material.
Sure. But I actually think, to be perfectly honest, that the show is better without him. My life is better without him. Our lives are better without him.
Comedy is better without him. Just the world in general, the globe is better without him.
He’s still here.
He’s still — I know, but I try not to — I know, he’s still —
What do you think about that, him running for President? I just interviewed Jason Mille r—
What — I did not — has that aired? I haven’t listened to it.
He said, sounds like he’s running. He was his head of communications.
Jesus. How did you feel when he said that to you?
That’s what he said.
I know. O.K., well, I hope he doesn’t.
Because I think he might win.
Sorry. I mean, I still can’t believe how many people voted for him.
I mean, I will never not feel stricken by that.
Why is that?
Because I cannot — the — oh my god — because he was the worst imaginable force —
— in this nation. And then we had Covid. And all he had to do was just wear a mask in public. And so many people would have just like, worn a mask. And I feel that probably tens of thousands of people’s lives could have been saved.
So when you think about it, it does, though, continue. Who else are you focusing in on politically? Do you go, ah, Marjorie Taylor Green, let’s discuss her?
Um, no, because she’s just sort of beyond dis — like, I mean, you don’t want to give — I mean, I just saw her big ad, where she fires the .50-caliber gun, and kind of hits herself in the face with it. And it’s very — you know —
— it’s fine. You don’t want to overly give people oxygen, too. You kind of try to strike a balance. You know, we try to figure out what is the most topical version of the show. And we do that on a Monday, so we had that discussion today for this Wednesday’s show. And Marjorie Taylor Green almost never factors into it. Like, what’s the point of giving her more oxygen? She gets plenty. I would love to starve her of oxygen actually, and snuff her out like a candle, would be probably our general take.
Yeah. So you don’t — like, you don’t want to actually smother her, right?
I feel like it — I feel like it material — like, it somehow manifests her. And I don’t — I don’t like, manifest her in my life —
— if that makes any sense.
So last time we talked, also, we talked a lot about the run-in in the past, when you had to issue an apology —
— to Ivanka Trump —
— for calling her an impolite word.
It starts with C.
Uh-huh, and it ends with U-N-T.
So I — can I even spell it? Can I spell it on “Sway“? Is that the kind of podcast you run?
Yeah, that is the kind of podcast I run.
And these flowers just all wilted. They’re scandalized.
How do you feel about that now? Because at the time, you had security. I remember you and I were walking, and there was a giant security person following us.
Yeah, I had to hav e— I needed it.
It’s fine. You know, we don’t interact.
So it didn’t affect my social life at all. It affected my personal life. I felt like it was a very — It was a really, really interesting time. My greatest regret from that was really how people kind of like, handled the story. I was really upset by the amount of focus that I got for calling someone a name. And the story that really inspired that was a much deeper story about children being put in cages at the border, and treatment of migrants at our border. And so much of the news coverage of me and my little like, word that I said on the show was about like, how — what a shame it is that we can’t focus on the real story of the children at the border. And so let’s talk about the C-word, and how it disrespect — like, let’s continue deeply talking about this word that this lady said on TV, and ignore the story about the children at the border.
So when you think about that, a lot of it does manifest on social media, right? A lot of the anger that was generated online was due to bots against you —
— the same bots that were attacking Roseanne Barr —
—for saying what she said about Valerie Jarrett.
Same bots —
— creating controversy, and then dragging people in.
And that’s not to say there weren’t people that were actively mad.
But when that happens, and it gets into a sort of a lather online, how do you look at that when you’re in a comic space, and you’re trying to make jokes, or be provocative, or anything else?
Well, I ignore it.
Is that O.K. for me to say? I try to — I really —
Like, for my own personal purposes, I ignore it. I actually, like, do have an appreciation that real life is different from that, like, swarm of bots. I don’t like it when the show is like, dictated by controversy that we’ve made — or the controversy that surrounds us. I like to move through it pretty quickly, actually.
So when you think of social media and comedy today, are you on TikTok?
TikTok is great. I’m not on it. I rely on my children to show me good TikToks, and also my husband, who’s like, super into it. So they show me all the good ones. I try to stay out of it as much as possible.
Do you think it’s important to being in entertainment today to be part of this?
Well, I get enough. I mean, it’s like throug h— via osmosis, I get everything that I need. I don’t actually need to scroll it. I can’t do — I’m not equipped to do TikToks, Kara. You look at me — I can’t do it. I’m not like — I don’t.
You don’t dance.
I’m not going to — no, it’s not going to happen. I need others to do the TikToks, and for me to just appreciate them.
Well, let’s talk about how TV is changing and everything. We obviously saw the Emmys — sorry you weren’t nominated.
That’s totally fine. I also didn’t watch — I actually Marie Kondoed my kitchen drawers in retaliation. And it felt great. It was like, really cleansing.
And it felt like it was a bit of COVID soup there, as Seth Rogen very funnily pointed out.
I was a little — you know, it’s like, my kids are in school, in an enclosed space, and they’re wearing masks all the time. I was puzzled by that. I found that a little — I found it vexing, I’ll be honest with you.
When you’re thinking of where TV’s going, your old —
—“Daily Show” colleague, Jon Stewart, is coming back soon on an Apple TV Plus.
Which is interesting.
What is Plus?
It’s a different — oh god —
Yes, it’s more.
Oh god, it’s just more expensive. We’ve really just moved linear television over to this other thing. And we’re just able to stream linear television —
— with commercials. Right.
Streaming is a thing.
But also, we’re paying more, so that’s nice.
That is correct. So he’s doing a show called “The Problem With Jon Stewart.” Any advice for him? The world’s changed a lot when he left “The Daily Show.”
Get off Twitter immediately, and — no, I don’t know — I don’t know that I can really offer him any — the world has changed.
I’m not sure that I can really offer him any advice. And he is also not taking it from me. And I think that’s good.
Yeah, all right. But television has changed. You just — streaming has become the thing. The big thing would be to get a big show on one of the networks before.
Because I would assume, when you started out, the success would have been “The Tonight Show” with Sam Bee, correct?
Is that what you wanted?
I never — well, I mean, no one ever really wants to hear that you didn’t aspire to something that feels like the biggest endgame. But I never would have aspired to that.
It’s not in my wheelhouse. That’s like, just not who I am. I like to tell stories. I like to do it in a compact, efficient way. I’m not going to do like, a dance. I’m not good at interviewing celebrities. Like, that is not in my interest whatsoever. I like comedy that is really grounded in the news. And you know, you’re never going to get like, 15 million people tuning in to see that. It’s kind of a — like, a niche product, really. And that’s what I like to watch, so that’s what I create. Like, I’ve definitely — my husband and I are writing partners on a bunch of stuff. And we’ve sold a lot of network pilots. And I love that part, too. But for me, doing this — this is really where I want to be. Because once you get to that, like, big, big platform —
— you are really like, crowdsourcing a lot of your material — you don’t have the freedom. I will say that TBS gives us a ton of freedom to tell the stories that we want to tell.
Does the new media environment give you more freedom? Because this year, the Emmy nominations for Best Variety Talk Series, which we just talked about, all went to men. Why have late night shows been so slow to change when there’s all this opportunity to create?
There are a lot more shows. I think Amber Ruffin’s show is a great example of someone who’s out there really killing the game. But when you put it on the Television Academy to do their nominations, they’re kind of locked in a gear —
— I will say. And that is its own separate issue.
Are there too many shows?
There’s never too many shows. There’s never too much content, Kara.
Never too much content.
I make a lot of content.
I know you do!
I make too much.
You make it when you’re sick, you make it when you’re well. You’re just always making content.
I am, it’s —
I respect you.
Thank you. Thank you so much. But when you look at the future of entertainment, what makes you hopeful, and what thing makes you —
Oh, what makes you —
— dreads you?
Makes me feel dreadful?
It’s a two-part question.
Oh, it’s a two-part question. I actually think — I love all of the HBO Max Plus Plus — like, I mean, I love that there’s more opportunity, there’s social media ventures. I mean, you can — the path to getting your own show, and the path to expressing yourself creatively, there are just — it is so much more open than it was when I started in this industry. And that actually gives me a ton of hope. Like, what my children are exposed to is sometimes terrible, but sometimes incredible, and some of the funniest stuff I’ve ever seen, that just wouldn’t have — like, didn’t exist.
That creators can create —
Creators can really create.
And they have their own ecosystem. And there’s problems in that world — those worlds, obviously, as well.
But there’s just more possibility. And I find that, like, extremely exciting. What fills me with dread? I don’t know. I feel like I’m reinventing, too. Like, I think I have some future ideas that are pretty innovative, actually.
Like what, drones? What?
Well, I mean, we don’t need to get into this in detail, but I was like, how can we build, like, a television cooperative? Like, how can we build new kind of economic models in television?
Because I do feel like you could kind of like, break up that monopoly a little bit.
Break the networks?
Break — well, I love the network that I’m on, so I don’t want to break that one. But I would break all the other ones. It’s just that they’re so monolithic. And I think, you know, in a way, it’s dangerous to go and make television in your backyard for nine months —
— that is broadcastable. It looks like broadcastable television.
Because you’re really teaching the world that anyone can do it. And actually, it’s not precisely true that anyone— but almost anyone can.
You need a couple of lights, but —
— we don’t actually need to build TV the way that we —
— always thought that we needed to build TV.
And it’s perfectly palatable.
Yeah. When you look at all these tech companies have gotten three times more powerful, do you look forward to a time when a lot of media is owned by Apple, Amazon, et cetera?
Do I look forward to a time?
Oh, yes. It seems really great. I can’t wait! Oh my god!
All right, if you had to be owned by one of them —
I don’t — I cannot — I don’t want to — no! Oh!
If you had to pick one —
If I had to pick one— what are my choices? Amazon —
The Google guys, Mark Zuckerberg,. Elon Musk — let’s throw him in. He doesn’t —
I’m going to go to space with Elon Musk.
I can’t— I don’t want to be owned by— that’s at the point where I might just start selling jam at a farmer’s market, to be honest with you. I don’t need to do TV that badly.
OK. All right.
I’ve had my fun. [MUSIC PLAYING]
So people have come back to New York. There’s a vaccine mandate in place for restaurants —
— gyms, and Broadway. Schools have reopened in person. Even “SEx and the City” is back.
Yes, it is.
They just had Fashion Week.
The Met Gala.
Is New York back?
I hope so — Jesus Christ. I think so. I definitely — like, listen, when we — ‘cause our kids are in New York City public schools. And it feels fucking great. Like, we — I walked my kids to school today. There were so many kids in the streets. And everybody was just so happy to be there. And we were so happy to be there. And it just feels right.
So I think that New York is back.
Right. And what’s changed about the energy of New York?
Well, I think we’re like, cautious and careful, but New Yorkers are smart. Like, everybody here knows what is needed—
— to get through this. I really wish that— and I really would love it if unvaccinated people would stay the fuck away. Like, don’t come here.
Do not — do not come here. You can’t even get in anywhere anyway, so why bother?
Right. It’s not fun.
It’s not fun.
All right, let’s move on to Cuomo.
— yeah, right. Yeah, what’s he doing now?
I don’t know.
Where’s he at?
I don’t know.
He’s at his friend’s house, or something?
I don’t know.
I’d love to —
What is your take on it? I interviewed Chelsea Handler this summer on “Sway.”
She talked about how you reached out to her when you found out that she had a crush on him.
And then — and then blew her off, actually.
Yeah, I know. It was quite a story. She probably —
—missed that one.
She actually had a crush on him?
Yeah, she did. A lot of people, you remember, Cuomosexuals.
I do remember that, but I thought that was like — I thought that was a joke. Oh, O.K., all right.
I want your take on this —
No, I did not— was not a part of that.
Yeah, I want your take on the Cuomo situation and the new governor.
I’ve learned, at “Full Frontal,” you should not have any heroes.
Yes, this is —
O.K.? Like, ever.
Never believe in anyone, and then you’ll be fine.
Never hold someone up as a hero or someone that you admire, because that is a danger zone.
So it’s not like — I was not a Cuomosexual, particularly. And there were many, many times, actually, during the pandemic, where we had big, you know, show-wide conversations about how do we handle Cuomo? Because he’s super problematic. But the story about him out in the world was like, he’s a hero. And he’s the only person speaking about the pandemic in a fatherly way. And he is our dad and whatever.
And so it felt a place where it wasn’t quite the time to be like, hey, just like, check it out, he’s actually an asshole.
We felt like we would just miss completely with our audience. And people weren’t really there to hear that at that moment, so —
Anyway, this is what happens.
So would you like to say something now?
He’s an asshole. He was bad, bad.
This is good.
It’s a very good development.
Do you like the new governor?
I think so.
I don’t know that much about — I’m trying to interview her, actually. Have you? Are you going to —
I am trying to —
She’ll — trying. She’s going to say yes to you, but she won’t say — listen, when you’re interviewing her, can you tell her to also do my show?
O.K., I’ll do that.
Everyone listens to you.
Who would you like to be governor?
Oh, wow — I don’t know. Who would I like to be governor? Cynthia Nixon, how’s that?
All right. She tried.
New York is going to elect a new mayor this fall.
Democrat Eric Adams has said that he’d welcome business as mayor. Are you excited to vote for him?
Am I excited —
— to vote for him?
I like that you repeat my questions back to me.
I’m not excited to vote for Curtis Sliwa, so I will be voting for him.
But he just made headlines —
I do remember there was one point in his campaign where he was like, remote school is great because you can, like, teach 400 kids all at the same time. And I was like, all right, we have some work to do here. OK.
You don’t like Curtis? He’s got a lot of rescue cats.
I like cats, too. But he’s not getting my vote, is what I’m saying.
All right, but — so how do you feel about Bill de Blasio? He was sort of a— got kicked around a lot.
He did get —
I interviewed him, yeah.
Yeah. Oh, how’d that go?
He asked me why people don’t like him, and I said, maybe you’re an asshole, I don’t know.
Yeah. I think that might be true.
OK. OK. What do you think his legacy is? He disagreed with Andrew Cuomo, as you know.
Yes. There was a lot of dick swinging, and I didn’t like it at all.
They could not get their ideas aligned. And I did not appreciate that whatsoever.
Yeah, he’s feeling good right now.
I mean, I hate to keep coming back to the DOE, and like, how they handled public schools in COVID.
But they did a very — he did a very poor job.
Well, how do you think he’s going to be remembered as a mayor?
As a not great mayor.
As a not —
As a not — yeah, I don’t think he’ll be remembered all that fondly.
All right, we’re going to get to some questions from the audience. What’s your take on France’s hissy fit over losing the nuclear contract?
Oh, that’s a good question. I don’t understand that type of political posturing. That seems like such a holdover from a genteel time —
— of just like —
How dare you, sir?
(FRENCH ACCENT) How dare you? We withdraw our ambassador. He’s coming home. You cannot have our cheese. I don’t — I can’t say that I know enough about it to really comment on it, other than it just seems like such an anachronism. It just feels, like, old-timey.
OK, all right. Does Beto have a chance in Texas? How can we help? And let me just say —
— he’s five points behind Governor Abbott.
He was 12.
But Matthew McConaughey beats them both. [LAUGHTER] Hey, hey, hey.
Listen, that would be fine with me.
Somebody’s got to step in there. He’ll do it —
— if you tell him to.
He contains multitudes.
OK, so you would vote for Matthew McConaughey?
Look, I would vote for a— like, a pizza-stained paper plate over Greg Abbott.
I don’t have that option.
What do you think of Beto’s chances, though?
Oh, well —
I mean, he did well — he did reasonably well last time. I don’t know. You know, it’s still Texas. Fuck, it’s still Texas.
Still Texas. So McConaughey?
McConaughey all the way.
All right, OK, all right. Samantha, when will you and Kara run for office?
I never will, but you should.
Because you would be great.
You’ll have to move here, though.
No, I was going to run for mayor of San Francisco.
You would win! I feel like you would — you’d be a great mayor.
Yeah, I just — I just decided to have more children instead.
That’s fine. That’s —
I have, like, 18 children. I can’t run for office.
I know you do. We’ll get the next one into kindergarten, and then you can do it.
You know, the only people having children right now are lesbians and evangelicals? This many children —
Well, you’d better get busy. You’ve got to, like, outnumber —
We’re vaccinating ours, though.
You’ve got to outnumber them.
We’re building an army.
Oh, good. Yes, please do.
It’s called Militia Etheridge.
We do build the best children.
You do, you do.
People should give all children to lesbians to raise. They’re so cool.
Can I keep mine? I like — I feel like I’m doing a good job —
Just send them for the summer.
O.K., all right.
O.K. I’m going to do, last thing, a quick lightning round of names. I want you to just say things — Trump.
Oh, god, go — disappear, please. Disappear. Just drop into a volcano. Sorry.
That’s a good joke.
That’s not even a joke. That’s serious. That’s real life.
O.K. That’s my — that’s — all right, all right. All right. All right. O.K. O.K. Mm-hmm.
Kamala Harris. – O.K. I like — you know what? I do — I do like her. Have you interviewed her before? Yes.
I enjoyed speaking with her.
I do not know what is going on over there —
— right now.
O.K. I have enjoyed speaking to her tremendously. I do think she’s a real person. I think the job is very —
She is an actual, real person.
She is an actual, real person.
Yeah, she is.
Oh, god. He’s just desiccating. Like, we’re just, like, watching him desiccate. Please go away. Go away, please. Go away, please.
Oh, god! Oh my god, ride a bear into the woods. I just want them to all leave. I just want them to make space for— You know, when we did — we did four seasons of “The Detour,” which was a really funny show that not enough people watched, and I’m still very proud of it. And you can see it on Hulu.
Streaming now on Hulu. I’m here to speak for all the streamers. But we had a character on “The Detour” who was really passionate about Vladimir Putin. And so we had a huge portrait of him riding a bear. It was like, 10 feet tall. And I had it in my office for years. And everyone — I didn’t even — it never occurred to me, because to me, it was like, a prop from a fun show that I did. But to a lot of people, they walked up, and it was, like, behind my desk. And it was so fucking scary. And it seemed like I found him so sexy and, like, a perfect example of how I want to run my office culture. And it never occurred to me until we kind of shut down our office — I was like, should I take — oh, my Putin! Oh, I see why people are afraid.
O.K. I didn’t think that was going to go there.
Of course you wouldn’t think that.
All right, last one — Oprah.
Oh, Oprah. [CHUCKLE] I definitely want to go to her house in Montecito —
— and smell her skin, because I bet she smells so good, and just so, like, jammy, and delicious, and clean, and gorgeous. I just — we’ve never been in each other’s orbit, particularly.
Yeah, I can see why.
But I — I feel like I need to be.
Her security has just been alerted.
I know! I know. I think my invitation just got lost in the trash —
Put some lotion on the skin. This is like— we’ve gotten into “Silence of the Lambs” —
— slash, Putin edition.
I know. I’d be so curious to — anyway, she should definitely invite me out for lunch. I have a lot to say.
All right. Sam Bee, thank you for joining me tonight.
Thanks to all these people. So nice to see you. [MUSIC PLAYING]