At last, a female fixture as a late night host, Samatha Bee #queenbee

Funny lady Samantha Bee makes her solo late night debut in 2016 (Photo: Facebook
Funny lady Samantha Bee makes her solo late night debut in 2016 (Photo: Facebook

After decades of male late nights hosts with the exception one, Chelsea Handler, finally comes a female funny lady with an awesome last name Bee, as in Samantha Bee.

The former Daily Show funny gal Samantha Bee is gearing up for her new late-night show for ‘TBS’ which is set to air in 2016.  She shared some tips on her journey to the top with ‘Marie Claire.’

My Big Break

“I was about two steps away from giving up on comedy and acting completely when I got hired by ​the Daily Show in 2003. I enjoyed my audition. I was like, This is the ultimate audition. I’ve done the best job that I’m physically capable of doing, and if I don’t get the job, then I’m not made for this business. And then everything changed.” 

What I Learned from ‘The Daily Show’

“If you provide a hot lunch for your staff, they’ll be yours forever. Also, you should know what people’s aspirations are and try to help them achieve their goals. For example, if you’re hiring someone to be a researcher, and what they really want to be is totally different, they’ll work so much better if they know they have a chance of achieving their goal. It’s really important to harvest people’s creativity.” 

What I’m Psyched For

“I loved working on The Daily Show, but it’s really exciting to follow my own vision. I always loved Jon Stewart’s vision of things, but I think I can broaden it a bit. I’m just excited to be the boss.” 

Best Career Advice

“Act like you know what you’re doing. It completely says everything to me. You can’t be too self-effacing in front of other people.” 

Early in My Career, I Wish Someone Had Told Me

“That it is okay to be ambitious. It took me a really long time to learn how to be ambitious.”

 

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