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Watch Samantha Bee on Trump's Macho Budget Posturing

23 March 2017 6:00 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Samantha Bee slammed President Trump's proposed budget as senseless macho posturing on Full Frontal on Wednesday night. 

Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney has praised the proposal he's selling to Congress as a "hard power budget." Bee had another way to describe it. "This kind of looks like when an insecure guy tries to make his penis look bigger by shaving down everything around it," she said.

Bee gave short shrift to Mulvaney's suggestions that this budget "simply reallocates and reprioritizes spending as any family or business would do. »

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Late-night hosts on Ivanka Trump: 'The White House has lower standards than Nordstrom'

22 March 2017 8:30 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Comics, including Trevor Noah and Stephen Colbert, discussed the president’s daughter and the ban on many electronic items from some flights

Late-night hosts discussed the latest news coming from the White House on Tuesday, including Ivanka Trump’s new office and security clearance.

Related: Late-night TV roundup: 'Trump lied on Twitter during a hearing about him lying on Twitter'

Related: John Oliver on Trump's budget cuts: 'impatient, vain and horny for malice'

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- Benjamin Lee

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Late-night TV roundup: 'Trump lied on Twitter during a hearing about him lying on Twitter'

21 March 2017 8:27 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Comics, including Trevor Noah and Stephen Colbert, discussed the president’s inaccurate Obama accusations and his mean-spirited budget proposal

Late-night hosts discussed the latest round of news within Trump’s government, focusing on the congressional hearing that saw his Obama wiretapping accusations debunked.

Related: John Oliver on Trump's budget cuts: 'impatient, vain and horny for malice'

Related: TV in the age of Trump: 'There are unheard voices who want more'

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- Guardian staff

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James Corden Debuts ‘Donald: The Musical’ With ‘Matilda’ Composer On ‘The Late Late Show’ — Watch

21 March 2017 7:38 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Everyone knows James Corden loves a good Broadway musical, and we love him for it.

The “Late Late Show” host hosted some theater friends on his show last night to debut “Donald: The Musical,” a riff on a song from the Broadway production of “Matilda: The Musical,” which is based on the book by Roald Dahl with music by Australian musical comedian Tim Minchin.

Read More: Stephen Colbert Brings Back His Conservative Alter Ego To Deliver ‘The Werd’ On Trump’s Budget Cuts — Watch

Sporting an orange combover wig, Minchin played the Donald as a young boy dreaming about banning Muslims and “play[ing] with Putin’s balls.” Broadway’s Ben Platt (“Dear Evan Hansen”) played press secretary Sean Spicer, and Abigail Spencer (“Rectify”) donned a raggedy blonde wig as Kellyanne Conway. Taking one for the team, Corden played an adorable version of Steve Bannon (a truly alternate reality) in schoolboy shorts and knee socks. »

- Jude Dry

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James Corden Debuts ‘Donald: The Musical’ With ‘Matilda’ Composer On ‘The Late Late Show’ — Watch

21 March 2017 7:38 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Everyone knows James Corden loves a good Broadway musical, and we love him for it.

The “Late Late Show” host hosted some theater friends on his show last night to debut “Donald: The Musical,” a riff on a song from the Broadway production of “Matilda: The Musical,” which is based on the book by Roald Dahl with music by Australian musical comedian Tim Minchin.

Read More: Stephen Colbert Brings Back His Conservative Alter Ego To Deliver ‘The Werd’ On Trump’s Budget Cuts — Watch

Sporting an orange combover wig, Minchin played the Donald as a young boy dreaming about banning Muslims and “play[ing] with Putin’s balls.” Broadway’s Ben Platt (“Dear Evan Hansen”) played press secretary Sean Spicer, and Abigail Spencer (“Rectify”) donned a raggedy blonde wig as Kellyanne Conway. Taking one for the team, Corden played an adorable version of Steve Bannon (a truly alternate reality) in schoolboy shorts and knee socks. »

- Jude Dry

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Stephen Colbert Brings Back His Conservative Alter Ego To Deliver ‘The Werd’ On Trump’s Budget Cuts — Watch

21 March 2017 6:05 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Desperate times call for desperate measures.

Last night on “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert,” a familiar face showed up to offer a more balanced perspective on President Trump’s proposed budget cuts. The old Stephen Colbert delivered “The Werd” from on high, a favorite “Colbert Report” segment that has since received an alternate spelling for legal reasons. Fresh from his bear-hunting retirement (“humans are out of season”), the former Colbert entered the stage in a cloud of smoke sporting a Captain America sword and shield to uproarious applause.

Read More: John Oliver Slams Trump’s Budget Proposal Which Eliminates Public Broadcasting and Nea Funding — Watch

The new segment was chock full of quality zingers lampooning conservative rationale for the proposed 2018 budget. “It’s called ‘Meals on Wheels,’ but how often do you see a hamburger driving down the highway?” he asked, by way of explaining why the program to »

- Jude Dry

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Stephen Colbert Brings Back His Conservative Alter Ego To Deliver ‘The Werd’ On Trump’s Budget Cuts — Watch

21 March 2017 6:05 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Desperate times call for desperate measures.

Last night on “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert,” a familiar face showed up to offer a more balanced perspective on President Trump’s proposed budget cuts. The old Stephen Colbert delivered “The Werd” from on high, a favorite “Colbert Report” segment that has since received an alternate spelling for legal reasons. Fresh from his bear-hunting retirement (“humans are out of season”), the former Colbert entered the stage in a cloud of smoke sporting a Captain America sword and shield to uproarious applause.

Read More: John Oliver Slams Trump’s Budget Proposal Which Eliminates Public Broadcasting and Nea Funding — Watch

The new segment was chock full of quality zingers lampooning conservative rationale for the proposed 2018 budget. “It’s called ‘Meals on Wheels,’ but how often do you see a hamburger driving down the highway?” he asked, by way of explaining why the program to »

- Jude Dry

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John Oliver Uses Silent 22-Minute Video To Add Dancing Zebras To The News

20 March 2017 4:34 PM, PDT | Tubefilter.com | See recent Tubefilter News news »

John Oliver has raked a considerable amount of muck since launching his HBO show Last Week Tonight in 2014, and he has often enlisted social media to help spur his most over-the-top gags toward virality. For his latest trick, he’s managed to get 350,000 views in one day on a 22-minute video that features no sound and only a single shot. How, you ask? Zebras.

On the March 19th episode of his show, Oliver discussed a campaign in Bolivia through which people in zebra suits are educating people about traffic safety. After concluding that "every interview is improved by a zebra head,” he decided to put that theory to the test. The Last Week Tonight YouTube channel now features a video of a person in a zebra costume dancing and striking various poses in front of a green screen. With a little movie magic, that black-and-white-striped mascot can be inserted into any other video, »

- Sam Gutelle

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Here Are the Best #JustAddZebras Memes From John Oliver’s Green-Screen Stunt

20 March 2017 3:48 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

John Oliver’s “Last Week Tonight” has spawned yet another meme. The host closed out Sunday’s episode of his HBO talk show with a short segment about an initiative in La Paz, Bolivia that uses people dressed up in zebra costumes to help direct traffic and reduce accidents. “Frankly, I have needed this over the past few months. The news has been hard,” Oliver said during the segment featuring footage of zebras dancing, hugging children and participating in news interviews. Also Read: John Oliver Can't Understand Trump's Budget: 'I Don't Speak Fluent Toddler Psychopath' (Video) “If zebras can make Bolivian traffic jams better, »

- Reid Nakamura

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Tim Heidecker’s New Anti-Trump Song ‘Mar a Lago’ Jokes About the President’s Manhood — Listen

20 March 2017 9:47 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Tim Heidecker has released a brand new anti-Donald Trump song titled “Mar a Lago.” In his latest jam, the comedian and musician sings from President Trump’s perspective. The song begins, “Well, I’m sitting behind my desk in Washington, D.C./And everyone on cable news is yellin’ at me/And there’s only one place in this whole wide world I wanna go/That’s down underneath the Florida sun in Mar-a-Lago.”

Read More: ‘Tim & Eric’ Star Tim Heidecker’s New Song Approves of Punching Neo-Nazis in the Face

The song also includes the lines, “And it makes me feel like I got a real big penis/Playing golf with retired baseball stars/And it makes me feel like I got a real big penis/But everything is gold/Even the toilet bowls/Mar-a-Lago!”

All proceeds from “Mar a Lago” will go to the Everglades Foundation, which »

- Yoselin Acevedo

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Tim Heidecker’s New Anti-Trump Song ‘Mar a Lago’ Jokes About the President’s Manhood — Listen

20 March 2017 9:47 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Tim Heidecker has released a brand new anti-Donald Trump song titled “Mar a Lago.” In his latest jam, the comedian and musician sings from President Trump’s perspective. The song begins, “Well, I’m sitting behind my desk in Washington, D.C./And everyone on cable news is yellin’ at me/And there’s only one place in this whole wide world I wanna go/That’s down underneath the Florida sun in Mar-a-Lago.”

Read More: ‘Tim & Eric’ Star Tim Heidecker’s New Song Approves of Punching Neo-Nazis in the Face

The song also includes the lines, “And it makes me feel like I got a real big penis/Playing golf with retired baseball stars/And it makes me feel like I got a real big penis/But everything is gold/Even the toilet bowls/Mar-a-Lago!”

All proceeds from “Mar a Lago” will go to the Everglades Foundation, which »

- Yoselin Acevedo

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John Oliver Compares Donald Trump’s Budget Cuts to America’s End Credits

20 March 2017 9:00 AM, PDT | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

Weekdays are for late night but weekends are for Saturday Night Live and Last Week Tonight with John Oliver.   While sometimes I crave me a little bit of Stephen ColbertJimmy Fallon, Seth Meyers, Jimmy Kimmel, James Corden, or Conan O’Brien on a weekend, I know that I’m always Ok as long as John Oliver is there to give me a run down on everything I need to know about society and politics. On Sunday’s Last Week Tonight, John Oliver analyzed President Trump’s federal budget proposal, which boosts military and defense spending while reducing or eliminating crucial federal programs like

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- Nat Berman

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John Oliver on Trump's budget cuts: 'impatient, vain and horny for malice'

20 March 2017 7:54 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

The Last Week Tonight host criticized the proposed reductions and detailed how those who voted for Trump will probably be hurt the most

John Oliver has criticized Donald Trump’s proposed budget cuts as the work of someone who is “consistently monstrous”.

The Last Week Tonight host discussed the ex-reality TV star’s first budget proposal, referring to it as “a presidential moodboard. The moodboard of a president who can always be described as impatient, vain and horny for malice.”

Related: Late-night hosts on Trump's terrible week: 'Are you sick of winning yet?'

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- Guardian staff

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John Oliver: Donald Trump Treated Angela Merkel Like Drunk Masturbating In Subway Car

20 March 2017 7:51 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Udpate with video: John Oliver spent the bulk of Sunday night's Last Week Tonight explaining how President Donald Trump's "skinny budget" is, as at least one Republican has described, though other Republicans and all Dems have agreed, "draconian, careless, and counterproductive." And, Oliver noted, it hurts many of the people who voted for him. Oliver spoke eloquently about how Office Of Management and Budget director Mick Mulvaney said he came up with the blueprint by… »

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John Oliver Slams Trump’s Budget Proposal Which Eliminates Public Broadcasting and Nea Funding — Watch

20 March 2017 7:26 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

On Sunday nigh’s episode of “Last Week Tonight,” hot John Oliver slammed Donald Trump’s proposed budget cuts, which, among other programs, would eliminate funding for the Corporation of Public Broadcasting — which provides funding to NPR and PBS — and the National Endowments for the Arts.

“Look, there is nothing wrong with cuts in principle, but with budgets, as with haircuts, it’s where and how you cut that matters,” Oliver said. “It is important to note, non-defense discretionary spending is already at its lowest level relative to Gdp [gross domestic product] in over 50 years, lower than any year in [Ronald] Reagan’s presidency.”

Read More: It’s True: President Trump’s Budget Cuts Will Call for Elimination of Public Broadcasting and National Endowment for the Arts Funding

The British-born comedian added that eliminating funding to those programs “isn’t just short-sighted, it doesn’t make fiscal sense…you don’t cut those agencies as a cost-saving measure, »

- Yoselin Acevedo

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John Oliver Slams Trump’s Budget Proposal Which Eliminates Public Broadcasting and Nea Funding — Watch

20 March 2017 7:26 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

On Sunday nigh’s episode of “Last Week Tonight,” hot John Oliver slammed Donald Trump’s proposed budget cuts, which, among other programs, would eliminate funding for the Corporation of Public Broadcasting — which provides funding to NPR and PBS — and the National Endowments for the Arts.

“Look, there is nothing wrong with cuts in principle, but with budgets, as with haircuts, it’s where and how you cut that matters,” Oliver said. “It is important to note, non-defense discretionary spending is already at its lowest level relative to Gdp [gross domestic product] in over 50 years, lower than any year in [Ronald] Reagan’s presidency.”

Read More: It’s True: President Trump’s Budget Cuts Will Call for Elimination of Public Broadcasting and National Endowment for the Arts Funding

The British-born comedian added that eliminating funding to those programs “isn’t just short-sighted, it doesn’t make fiscal sense…you don’t cut those agencies as a cost-saving measure, »

- Yoselin Acevedo

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John Oliver lays into Trump’s ‘skinny budget’ on Last Week Tonight

20 March 2017 7:21 AM, PDT | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

John Oliver covered all the high “low” notes of Trump’s past week in office on Last Week Tonight — including his draconian “skinny budget” proposals. The show saw Oliver dissect what was an eyebrow-raising week for the former reality TV star and real estate mogul, who he described as “consistently monstrous”. It included insulting the British Intelligence Agency Gchq, appearing with Germany’s leader Angela Merkel, and continuing to insist that Obama had “tapped” his wires. Discussing the proposed budget, Oliver made particular note of the planned cuts for the Epa, State Department and U.S. Agency for International Development (Usaid), saying all three were symbolic of...read more »

- April Neale

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John Oliver Can’t Understand Trump’s Budget: ‘I Don’t Speak Fluent Toddler Psychopath’ (Video)

20 March 2017 7:09 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

John Oliver is having a hard time understanding Donald Trump’s federal budget cuts — and not just because the HBO host disagrees with the proposal. “I don’t speak fluent toddler psychopath,” Oliver explained Sunday on “Last Week Tonight.” Beyond their apparent language barrier, the comedian and our current administration disagree on policy — and reality. Like, for example, the part where Secretary of State Rex Tillerson claimed the United States will be involved in fewer military conflicts over time. Also Read: Robert Redford Slams Trump's Proposed Budget Cuts: 'Nea Must Not Only Survive, But Thrive' “Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, »

- Tony Maglio

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Watch John Oliver Compare Trump Budget Cuts to America's 'End Credits'

20 March 2017 6:28 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

On Sunday's Last Week Tonight, John Oliver analyzed President Trump's federal budget proposal, which boosts military and defense spending while reducing or eliminating crucial federal programs like the Environmental Protection Agency. 

In response to a CNN clip with a scrolling list of departments that would face cuts under Trump's "skinny budget," the comedian likened the situation to the "end credits for America." "Thanks for helping us out, Agriculture Department," he cracked. "Hope you find a gig with the next country that rises from our ashes."

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John Oliver Uses Dancing Zebra Footage to Make "Painful" News More Bearable

20 March 2017 6:28 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

John Oliver has come up with a creative solution for those who find the news depressing to watch these days — just add zebras.

On Sunday, Oliver spoke about how in La Paz, Bolivia, people are hired to dress up like zebras and dance on crosswalks, in an effort to encourage traffic safety and reduce car accidents. "The news has been hard," said Oliver. The dancing Bolivian zebras got the Last Week Tonight host thinking: “If zebras can make Bolivian traffic jams better, what else could they help with?”

He showed a clip his team made of a zebra sitting »

- THR Staff

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