Former Daily Show host and correspondent John Oliver brings his persona to this weekly news satire program.
Reviews
Popularity
1,095 ( 378)

Episodes

Seasons


Years



8   7   6   5   4   3   2   1  
2021   2020   2019   2018   2017   2016   … See all »
Top Rated TV #43 | Won 20 Primetime Emmys. Another 43 wins & 65 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
John Oliver ...  Self - Host / ... 220 episodes, 2014-2021
David Kaye ...  Voice Over / ... 149 episodes, 2014-2021
Edit

Storyline

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)

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Back despite popular demand See more »

Genres:

Comedy | News | Talk-Show

Certificate:

TV-MA | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The theme song is "Go" by Valley Lodge. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
John Oliver - Host: The point is.
See more »

Alternate Versions

It is illegal in Great Britain to use video footage of Parliament for comedic purposes. Initially when episodes featuring such footage aired there the screen cut to black without explanation. For later episodes producers would substitute bizarre footage including for example comedian Gilbert Gottfried reading three-star Yelp reviews for restaurants in Boise, Idaho. See more »


Soundtracks

Go
Performed by Valley Lodge
See more »

User Reviews

 
More rare than a lamb chop in Hell's Kitchen
12 June 2014 | by CarmaChanSee all my reviews

After the season finale of Game of Thrones, Veep, and Silicon Valley (whichever comes last), I was going to cancel my subscription to HBO. Now comes Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, and I'm in a quandary. The history of television and big belly laughs for me is a rare combination. The best sitcoms every have mostly merely amused me. Laughing out loud so hard I can't stop and I have to get online and tell my friends to add this to their watch list is more rare than a lamb chop in Hell's Kitchen. John Oliver made The Daily Show funnier. It's great to see talent like that finally get its due share of hate mail.

So now, what to do... cancel HBO and pay $1.99 per episode to watch it on Roku? Yeah, that's how frugal I can be. But can I wait 24 hours for that kind of laughter? Therein lies the quandary.

I must take a moment to thank John Oliver and his creative team. Laughter is the best medicine. You're saving the planet--perhaps the multiverse. Boredom is hell. Torture is preferable to boredom. At least torture is something. So thank Fox for 24 hours of torture. But boredom will kill you to death. I didn't know what I was going to do after Dexter ended. Being Human relieves me for a few months, then it's agony. Hannibal comes along and I'm mesmerized for a few months, then I have to wait like a pregnant woman for the next amazing moment. OK, I admit, Wednesday nights in the summer are delicious because of the people who think they can dance. But you, sir, you are the kind of jester who comes along once in the history of an empire, and where would we be without you? Perish the thought.


88 of 162 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 111 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 April 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (2.0)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed