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Last Week Tonight with John Oliver 

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Former Daily Show host and correspondent John Oliver brings his persona to this new weekly news satire program.
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John Oliver ...  Himself - Host 147 episodes, 2014-2019
David Kaye ...  Voice Over / ... 81 episodes, 2014-2019
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With his insightful wit and fearless candor, comedian John Oliver, formerly of the The Daily Show (1996), reviews the crazy current affairs happening in America and around the world. In doing so, he provides a wry perspective that punctures pomposity and cuts through all pretensions with comically outrageous audacity. In doing so, he can get to the heart of the matter of the world's most serious and absurd problems with plenty of laughs along the way. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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Just like the nightly news. Only weeklier. See more »

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Comedy | News | Talk-Show

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Release Date:

27 April 2014 (USA) See more »

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16:9 HD
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Periodically (usually during weeks without a new HBO episode), the show's official YouTube channel adds a web exclusive clip similar to the two to five minute pieces that open each full episode. See more »

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John Oliver - Host: [Repeated Line] Welcome, welcome, welcome to Last Week Tonight! I'm John Oliver; thank you so much for joining us! Just time for a quick recap of the week.
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It's John Oliver, of course it's awesome!
28 July 2014 | by arto_sodeSee all my reviews

First of all, I LOVE JOHN OLIVER. My heart has been so many times taken by different UK comedians that I have lost count. But yes, John Oliver, very nice! And that's why I picked up this show to watch and I can say that I wasn't disappointed, the opposite of that.

It's an easy formula: First pick a news topic, usually involving stupid people like US politicians, then make fun of him, and than… well that's it. Basic formula which works so damn well, at least for me.

But I have to say that sometimes I just don't like the jokes or the way Oliver tells them or acts them. He sometimes gets so charged about some things that I'm almost yelling him through the TV to calm the f**k down. And there sure is some childish jokes and sketches which irritate me, that a bit lowers my rating. But hey, that's Oliver we are talking about so what can I truly expect.

Short story even shorter: The show is AMAZING, even more amazing than Spiderman (which by the way I don't like for some reason, maybe because he's wearing a childish costume with a spider drawn on it?, Hell, I got sidetracked again). Sure the irritating and/or childish jokes and sketches make it a bit worse but still: Bloody (Almost) Perfect. Verdict

3^2/5+5, very highly recommend this show, one of the best Comedy News/Talk-Shows out there, second just after The Colbert Report. STEEEEVEN! STEEVEN! STEEVEN! Don't get it? That's okay, just go and watch The Colbert Report because it's truly the greatest.


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