Samantha Bee talks politics and comedy at TVO Today Live in Ottawa

Toronto, Ontario, June 08, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — On Sunday, June 11, 2023, TVO Today Live is heading to Ottawa for a special on-stage conversation with the renowned comedian Samantha Bee. She has earned an international following as the host of Full Frontal and a correspondent on The Daily Show. In what promises to be a memorable event, Bee with discuss the pivotal role late-night comedians play in politics.

The free public event will take place at the Carleton Dominion-Chalmers Centre in Ottawa, Ontario. Steve Paikin of TVO Today’s The Agenda will lead a discussion on Bee’s comedy, career and the unique political moment happening now in Canada and the United States. Eventbrite registration for this event has nearly sold out.


“Samantha Bee is rightly renowned as an Emmy-winning comedian,” says John Ferri, VP of Programming and Content at TVO. “But like all great satirists, her work is anchored in an astute understanding of culture and politics. In her case, that understanding encompasses both sides of the Canada-U.S. border.”

TVO will broadcast a recording of this conversation on Thursday, June 15 at 9 pm ET and it will also be available on The Agenda’s YouTube channel earlier the same day. Visit the TVO Today Live series page to get the latest information and sign up for email updates.

TVO Today Live is made possible through generous support from The Wilson Foundation, whose mission is to strengthen and enrich Canada in education leadership, community, history and heritage, and public service. Events take place in communities across the province and feature conversations with community leaders and experts to inspire civic engagement.

Politics & Punchlines: A Conversation with Samantha Bee
Sunday, June 11, 2023
Doors: 4:30 pm 
Event begins: 5 pm
Carleton Dominion-Chalmers Centre
290 Lisgar Street
Ottawa, Ontario
RSVP: Eventbrite 

Media contact: Andrea MacBeth [email protected] 

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