Samantha Bee

Samantha Bee


Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Birth Name

Samantha Jamie Bee


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Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • Samantha's nicknames include "Sam" and "Sammy."

    • Sam has an extensive background when it comes to education. Along with a degree from the University of Ottawa, Sam attended McGill University in Montreal to study science and the George Brown Theatre School in Toronto to study acting.

    • Sam is the only female cast member on "The Daily Show." She also distinguishes herself as being the first non-U.S. born correspondent on the program.

    • Sam is an entrepreneur of sorts; she helped found "The Atomic Fireballs," a sketch comedy troupe, with three other women.

    • Sam was a member of the comedy sketch group "Catch 21," before joining "The Atomic Fireballs."

    • In 2005, she was nominated for a Canadian Comedy Award for her part in "Ham & Cheese," a Canadian independent film.

    • She won a Canadian Comedy Award for her "Pretty Funny Female Performance" on "The Daily Show" in 2005.

    • While studying acting in Toronto, Sam waited tables for five years.

    • Sam took over the "This Week in God" segment on "The Daily Show" on October 19, 2006.

    • With Rob Corddry's departure on August 24, 2006, Sam became the most senior correspondent on "The Daily Show."

    • In January 2006, she gave birth to her first child, Piper Bee-Jones.

    • Sam lives in Manhattan with her husband (fellow "Daily Show" correspondent Jason Jones) and daughter and frequently visits Canada.

    • She has been married to fellow "Daily Show" correspondent Jason Jones since 2001.

  • Quotes

    • Samantha: I don't think the show ("The Daily Show") would be funny to you if you didn't already have a base of information.

    • Samantha: (talking about her work on "The Daily Show") I learn something in the interviews from time to time.

    • Samantha: (referencing "The Daily Show") If it wasn't for what goes on in the world of politics, we wouldn't really have much of a show.

    • Samantha: The one thing I can do that makes me appropriate for this job (on the "Daily Show") is that I am able to keep a straight face under almost any circumstances.

    • Samantha: You have to be willing to ask questions that almost no one else would ask.

    • Samantha: (on adjusting to life in New York) My apartment is the equivalent of one room in my Toronto home. Now I understand why New Yorkers are on the streets at all hours. People don't want to stay inside for fear they'll go crazy. I've also found television remotes to be an afterthought here. I don't even have to get up from the couch to change channels.