After winning a legal battle over his episode Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Coal (2017) involving a Trump-allied coal executive and John's giant squirrel, John Oliver explains how 'SLAPP suits'...
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
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John Oliver - Host:
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 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 »
I know a lot of the lower ratings are from people complaining about the show being too "left-wing" or anti-Trump, so here's my take on that: there are currently a grand total of ZERO news-related that are completely apolotical. Some are far right, some far left, and some are varying degrees of right or left while pretending to be neutral.
I watch this show because it appeals to my sensibility while providing intelligent insights into subjects I'm otherwise unfamiliar with. Conversely, I don't watch Fox and Friends because their views disagree with mine. However, I'd be a hypocrite if I searched for that show on this site just to give it a low score because it doesn't appeal to my viewpoints.
Enjoy what you enjoy.
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