Samantha Bee made the most of her time onstage while accepting an Emmy for Best Variety Special Writing.
The “Full Frontal” host was presented the award for her “Not The White House Correspondents Dinner” special at Saturday’s Creative Arts ceremony. Bee, 47, gave plenty of credit to the writers who work with her.
“Thank you so much to Academy… to these people with me on stage tonight for making me look so good,” Bee said. “These are the people who stand in a jet stream of daily obscenities and manage to write jokes about them.”
Taking questions backstage, Bee addressed the goldmine of Donald Trump jokes that have provided her with so much content. Bee said as a citizen she wishes the U.S. President would give her less material to work with.
“The Late Late Show” host James Corden was another big winner at Saturday’s ceremony in Los Angeles. Corden’s “Carpool Karaoke Primetime Special 2017” won the award for outstanding variety special.
Other big winners from the night include: Leah Remini for Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special, “Last Week Tonight” with John Oliver for Outstanding Interactive Program and “Bob’s Burgers” for Best Animated Program.