Samantha Bee: 'Working With My Husband Makes Us Better Parents'


The Daily Show comedian says she and her husband Jason Jones are always "up in each others' grill."

We had a blast recently interviewing The Daily Show comedian Samantha Bee. If you haven't seen her segments, please watch everything on this site and then come back to us. No! Just kidding. Hope we didn't lose you. In her zany Daily Show interviews, Bee, a Canadian actress debunks everything from women in the military to gay marriage — with a witty, slightly awkward flavor like none other.

Bee also happens to share her work with her husband of 12 years, Jason Jones, also an actor on The Daily Show, with whom she has three young kids. Now, common wisdom tells us that if you're constantly spending time with your husband or significant other, it's bad for your relationship. You need time apart to let yourselves grow as individuals. But Bee and Jones have such hectic schedules that this seems to take care of itself.

"We work together, we walk to work together, we share an office," she told YourTango. "We have our desks up against each other, and our computers face each other." Wow, that sounds like more than we'd like to see any of our significant others! (Sorry, guys.) "In general, I love it," Bee says.

As unintuitive as it may seem, working in the same (awesome) office has also made the celebrity couple better parents. "It's good for us as parents, because we have three little kids, so we get a lot of our adult conversations — and by adult I don't mean X-rated," she clarified, "out of the way when we're at work and walking to work, and accomplishing tasks together. So when we go home, we're really focused on our kids. It's not relationship check-in time for us; we've already done that. It's been a really great arrangement. I don't really know what we would do if we didn't work together. And we write together outside of work, too. Man, we are really up in each others' grills all the time." Keep reading ...

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