The List: The Daily Show’s Samantha Bee tells us the 10 things she can’t live without
The Daily Show’s funniest correspondent returns home this month as a panellist on the CBC’s annual book battle, Canada Reads. We talked to her about her essential items.
1 | My Céline brass cuff
It’s one of the only pieces of jewellery I ever bought for myself. It’s made so many boring outfits
look kinda good.
2 | My J-Cloths
I moved to New York in 2003 for The Daily Show and you can’t get J-Cloths there. I have family members smuggle them to me in their luggage. I’m not sure why the U.S. is satisfied with their inferior all-purpose cloth selection.
3 | My eyelash curler and Laura Mercier eyeliner
If you find me stranded on a desert island, expect that I’ll have used 99 per cent of my energy and tool-making ability to fashion crude versions of these two essentials. That’s me over there crushing mussel shells to make eyeliner.
4 | My sugar fix
I approach all dark chocolate with an open heart and an open mouth, but if I have to choose, Mast Brothers is my go-to brand.
5 | My fridge art
My husband, Jason, and I have three kids, ages three to eight, and their art fills every cranny of our home. We have no space for it and yet we can’t get rid of it. We’re powerless. We will probably die under an avalanche of art, which is a pretty good way to go.
6 | My Clarisonic face brush
A friend of mine describes each Clarisonic cleansing session as an orgasm for your face; I do not dispute that. I am firmly on Team Slough.
7 | My minivan
Yes, the Bee-Joneses roll up in a black Toyota minivan. No, we don’t care if it’s dorky. Did I mention we have three kids? All that space does more for us than coolness ever could: when you live in Manhattan, every couple of weeks you need to be able to get away and sit among the trees for a while.
8 | My daily protein hit
I eat eggs every day, no joke. They give me a tremendous amount of energy. If you have something bad to say to me about eggs, you had better take it elsewhere because I don’t believe you.
9 | My stovetop espresso makers
I have two Bialetti espresso makers: a really huge one, and a less huge one. They are inexpensive and indestructible. When the world ends, they will be the last objects standing, and they will be filled with hot, delicious, Italian-style coffee.
10 | My black turtlenecks
Bury me in one.