Late Night Tackles Sean Hannity
Samantha Bee pulls a Sean Hannity to weave a dark conspiracy theory about Hannity and Michael Cohen
Samantha Bee ended Full Frontal's two-week hiatus with an occasionally NSFW recap of the past week, from "election-ruining giant" James Comey's "creeping Trump gossip fatigue" book tour to outgoing House Speaker Paul Ryan's big announcement. "For the first time in his political career, Paul Ryan has offered the nation something we actually want: his retirement," Bee said. After thrashing Ryan and his legacy for a few minutes, she used Beyoncé's Coachella performance to show that it's not really that hard to hire women and people of color, proving her point with 10 black people doing Jerry Seinfeld impressions.
Bee turned to the news that President Trump's lawyer/fixer Michael Cohen also apparently worked for Sean Hannity. "Why the f--k did Sean Hannity — the guy who made $36 million last year? — retain a graduate of the actual worst law school in the country, a guy whose whole business model seems to be built around blackmailing mistresses?" she asked. Hannity said he innocently asked Cohen "exclusively almost" about real estate, and Bee decided he "must have done something so much worse" than infidelity. She had a suggestion, keying off a clip where a lawyer said Cohen knows "where all the bodies are buried." "Whoa, is Sean Hannity a serial killer?" Bee asked, melodramatically.
"I know what you're thinking: You can't just throw together a bunch of scary buzzwords and out-of-context clips to support an outrageous conclusion, and normally I would agree with you," Bee said. "But you know who does that all the time? Sean Hannity." She showed some examples. "His whole show is just an hour-long list of lies and conspiracy theories, but people think it's news because he doesn't sweat as much as Alex Jones and because he's on a channel that calls itself news," Bee said. So she used "deceitful editing to reach an outrageous conclusion," and it's pretty harsh and NSFW, and you can watch below. Peter Weber