Samantha Bee may be a late night comedy host, but on Wednesday, she traded laughs for pleas during a special episode about gun violence in America. To shed light on our country's ridiculous gun laws, Bee "defiled" her minivan to remove all safety regulations and called upon her famous friends to beg leaders to "do one f@%king thing about guns." As Regina King, Ilana Glazer, Margaret Cho, W. Kamau Bell, and more A-listers made clear, doing just ONE thing to regulate firearms would be a massive improvement over our current laissez faire approach.
"Every week, I host a comedy show of the most depressing topics in the universe," said Bee at the top of her new, expletive-laden PSA. "So, you think I'd be used to the constant tragedy that makes up the fabric of this hellscape of a country, but I'm not. I'm still a person, and I am disgusted, hurt, and pissed off that almost every day, there's another shooting in the United States."
Currently, the public health crisis is so bad that "when a shooting does happen, you can't even call it 'the shooting' because there are three other shootings that happened that day," said the Full Frontal host. "I want to talk about it on this show. I want to talk about why the f*** we aren't doing anything to change things!"
To help enact change before the 2022 midterms, Bee recruited a slew of stars to advocate for gun reform, and they all came armed with one specific message: "Do one f***ing thing about guns." And yes, Josh Groban opted to sing his line ballad-style, because of course he did.
When all was said and done, Bee managed to get in one zinger. "I really hope this works," joked the late night host, "Because I owe people tens of thousands of dollars on Cameo."
Full Frontal with Samantha Bee airs Wednesdays at 10:30 PM ET on TBS.
Claire Spellberg Lustig is the TV Editor at Primetimer and a scholar of The View. Follow her on Twitter at @c_spellberg.