John Oliver Responds to Some 'Last Week Tonight' Fan Mail
by Megh Wright Last Week Tonight with John Oliver returns to TV this Sunday, September 7th, but in the meantime, Oliver decided to respond to some "fan mail" left in the comments of the show's YouTube page. The result is an enlightening look at what fans think of Oliver's head shape as well as Last ... [Read More]
Watch John Oliver's Epic Takedown and Evisceration of a Piñata
by Megh Wright Last Week Tonight with John Oliver has covered a ton of heated issues during its run on HBO so far, but in this video Oliver takes on the most important issue of all — the inaccurate headlines of Last Week Tonight-related coverage on The Huffington Post and beyond that use fancy... [Read More]
John Oliver Covers the Militarization of Ferguson Police and Beyond
by Megh Wright Considering both The Daily Show and The Colbert Report were off the air last week, John Oliver's Last Week Tonight segment on the tragic shooting of Michael Brown by Ferguson cops — as well as the ridiculous level of American police militarization in Ferguson and beyond — ... [Read More]
'The Atlantic' Says 'Last Week Tonight' Is "Making a Difference in the Real World"
by Megh Wright "This is the magic of John Oliver. It's been only 14 episodes so far (the show is slated for 19 this season) but the Last Week Tonight team has found a way to take a seemingly complicated issue, remove the talking points and cultural baggage surrounding it, break it into understandabl... [Read More]
Learn About Payday Loans with John Oliver and Sarah Silverman
by Megh Wright Here's a clip from last night's Last Week Tonight, in which John Oliver breaks down the corrupt payday loan industry — or as he describes it, the "recycling symbol of human misery" — with a little help from Sarah Silverman in the form of a counter campaign ad. 0 Comments... [Read More]
'Last Week Tonight with John Oliver' Creates the Perfect Port Authority Souvenir
by Megh Wright New York's Port Authority recently got in a dispute with kitchenware store Fishs Eddy over selling plates depicting the New York City skyline after claiming that they own exclusive rights and control of it, so John Oliver and Last Week Tonight decided to create a souvenir plate that c... [Read More]
John Oliver Reveals How Embarrassingly Bad the US Is at Storing Nuclear Weapons
by Megh Wright While most Americans might worry about the possibility of getting annihilated by another country's nuclear warheads, last night's Last Week Tonight proved that what we should worry about most are our own nuclear weapons, which it turns out aren't stored with the level of security and ... [Read More]
Thailand's Military Government Is Not a Fan of 'Last Week Tonight with John Oliver'
by Megh Wright Thailand's military government apparently caught wind of a segment Last Week Tonight with John Oliver did on their Crown Prince last month, and they're not taking his satire lightly. VICE News recently got ahold of a "highly confidential" official document from Thailand's National Cou... [Read More]
John Oliver and Some Puppets Break Down America's Prison Problem
by Megh Wright Here's a clip from last night's Last Week Tonight, in which John Oliver breaks down the many problems behind America's broken prison system and takes a page out of the Sesame Street playbook by singing a catchy prison-themed tune with a group of puppets. 0 Comments... [Read More]
John Oliver Breaks Down America's Income Inequality Problem
by Megh Wright From Last Week Tonight, here's a clip of John Oliver breaking down everything that's wrong with income inequality in the US, from the stigma behind the term "class warfare" to the wealth gap to the estate tax to America's obsession with being cut down to size by British talent show ju... [Read More]