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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 weekly news satire program.
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Top Rated TV #40 | Won 20 Primetime Emmys. Another 38 wins & 61 nominations. See more awards »

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John Oliver ...  Self - Host / ... 207 episodes, 2014-2021
David Kaye ...  Voice Over / ... 137 episodes, 2014-2021
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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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Breaking news. Every Sunday. See more »

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Comedy | News | Talk-Show

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Paul Pennolino was nominated for the 2018 Emmy Award in the Outstanding Directing For A Variety Series category for Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (2014), but lost to Don Roy King for Saturday Night Live (1975). 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 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 »


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Thank Jebus for John Oliver
23 September 2019 | by hasansevikSee all my reviews

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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English

Release Date:

27 April 2014 (USA) See more »

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16:9 HD
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