Samantha Bee Has Reimagined Ted Cruz's Election Campaign and It Is Pretty Tremendous

Samantha Bee left the Daily Show earlier this year. Enjoyed by millions for her sardonic smile and creeping wit on the Daily Show, she is now focused, as are many Daily Show alumni, on a late-night talk show—Full Frontal. With the show on the horizon, she has begun promoting it via social media sites like Twitter. Her newest campaign is a series of shorts called #CruzCuts, where presidential hopeful—and all around creep show personality—Ted Cruz is lambasted in absurdist fashion. What Samantha Bee and her team have done is get some fair use outtakes and footage, clearly shot by Ted Cruz for campaign commercials, and reimagine them. Some are as long as 50 seconds but most are shorter than 15, and all of them are great. Here are some samples:


Kind of my favorite first:

The “Directed By Sam Bee” series is a beauty:

The payoff is at the end…

And the very chilling…

There are a few more below the fold.

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