Programs like The Daily Show have always been my cup of tea when it comes to those types of comedic news/talk shows. The Daily Show, the true O.G. in this genre, eventually went on to begat my other faves through their correspondents spinning off (so to speak). This is how we got The Colbert Report, Last Week Tonight and Full Frontal with Samantha Bee. Now, in the same way that Hasan Minhaj moved from TDS into his own thing, so has FFWSB correspondent Amy Hoggart spun from Full Frontal into her new show, truTV's It’s Personal with Amy Hoggart. How personal is this: She created it, produces it, writes it and is its host. (Samantha Bee is an executive producer.) Her plan is to use her abilities as a self-proclaimed empath to do her best as definitely-not-a-therapist to help regular people with the things that bother all of us out here in the real world: Anxiety, not having a sense of humor, negative body image, etc. Will she save the world, one problematic human at a time? I don’t know, but the joy I feel watching her try her damnedest certainly doesn’t make my life any worse.
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