“This is exciting!” Samantha Bee said on stage, picking up her TBS late night franchise’s very first Emmy win: Best Variety Special Writing, at tonight’s Creative Arts ceremony. Bee won for her Not The White House Correspondents Dinner.
Backstage, Bee got asked for the hundredth time if Trumpworld is a late-night gold mine. And, once again she answered that as a citizen she would prefer to have less material.
In January, Bee announced her safe haven for Hollywood celebrities at an alt-White House Correspondents Dinner to be held the same night the White House Correspondents Association was scheduled to host its annual presidential roast/Hollywood petting zoo in Washington. In so doing, she robbed the correspondents association of its most obvious Plan B for its annual scholarship fundraiser, when Trump announced he was giving it a pass.
Asked back stage tonight to pick her fave late night show – really – she diplomatically noted that a lot of the people who work on her show cut their teeth on Comedy Central’s The Daily Show.
And, despite tonight’s Emmy love, Bee said no chance she will reconsider and do a second Not The White House Correspondents Dinner. It would be redundant, she noted.
“Thank you so much to Academy…to these people with me on stage tonight for making me look so good,” Bee emoted picking up her first Emmy.
“These are the people who stand in a jet stream of daily obscenities and manage to write jokes about them,” she said of those who surrounded her onstage.