From Alex Strachan of Canwest:
- TV tonight: Michael, Tuesdays & Thursdays
It’s Tuesday, time for another session of Michael, Tuesdays & Thursdays. The much-praised, lightly watched sitcom is in the final stretch of its debut season, with a second season looking entirely possible. Ratings don’t count for everything, after all. Sometimes, quality counts. Some of TV’s best comedies need time to find their voice, and it can take time for audiences to find them — especially when they don’t rely on cheap laughs, a big-name star, sexual innuendo or a terminal case of the cutes to make an instant impression. Read more.
From Andrew Ryan of the Globe and Mail:
- Daily Show’s Samantha Bee salutes Canadian roots
Samantha Bee is proud to be America’s Canadian sweetheart. Although committed to The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, the Toronto native regularly returns home to appear on Canadian programs, including Little Mosque on the Prairie and, most recently, Michael: Tuesdays & Thursdays. Read more.
From Danielle Perry of the National Post:
- Samantha Bee’s line for the border
For quadruple threat Samantha Bee (that would be comedian, actor, writer and Daily Show mirth-maker), guest-starring on CBC’s new sitcom Michael: Tuesdays & Thursdays not only gave her the opportunity to work with an old friend, but to also return to her Canadian comedy roots. Read more.
From Jim Slotek of the Toronto Sun:
- Samantha Bee serious about comedy
he other upside was a reunion with Watts, her old friend and partner- in-laughs from her first comedy sketch troupe, Catch 21. In Toronto in the ’90s, there was an explosion of sketch comedy, in and outside of the orbit of Second City. Bee came to The Daily Show from an all- female troupe called The Atomic Fireballs. Her husband was in one called The Bobroom. Read more.