Samantha Bee Wants to Use Comedy to Fight Gun Violence

Samantha Bee Wants to Use Comedy to Fight Gun Violence
Samantha Bee is getting ready to tackle one of modern culture’s most serious topics — with comedy.

On Wednesday, her “Full Frontal” program on TBS will focus entirely on the challenges of gun violence in America. “Full Frontal Wants To Take Your Guns” will air Wed. May 12 at 10:30 p.m. eastern. The opening segment will feature appearances by Regina King, Ilana Glazer and Representative Gabrielle Gifford, among others.

The comedian believes the program will help make a daunting problem seem like something that anyone can try to fight. “It’s completely overwhelming. “The moment you start down one avenue to talk about guns, you’re talking about ten different problems A lot of them seem completely intractable,” says Bee during a short interview Monday. “It’s like contemplating the cosmos.”

But her effort will be a lot more humorous than that sort of endeavor. “I will say this: We
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