Samantha Bee will cover this week’s RNC clambake in A Very Special Full Frontal Special, on Wednesday at 10:30 PM ET/PT. The Daily Show alum, and her writing staff, traveled to “ground zero of Presidential Armageddon” in a hot bus, to “accidentally discover America and the concerned, excited and largely baffled people who live in it.” Their trip culminates at the Republican National Convention on the eve of Donald Trump accepting the party’s nomination for President of the United States. “We went out to listen to the American people and made a short film about the 2016 elections,” Bee said of her new TBS late-night show’s first special.
In other late-night RNC news: Michael Moore, Joy Reid and Dan Savage will join HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher, for that show’s election coverage on Wednesday night at 11 PM ET; Heather McGhee, Cal. Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom and economist Robert Reich will be Maher’s panelists on Thursday. The half-hour convention specials will be available to non-subscribers, to stream live on the Real Time YouTube channel; they’ll also be available on Maher’s Facebook page the day after they air on HBO.