Talking 'Last Week Tonight with John Oliver' with Showrunner Tim Carvell
by Megh Wright In December it was announced that longtime Daily Show head writer Tim Carvell was leaving to serve as showrunner and executive producer of John Oliver's new HBO show Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. After years of writing for publications like Fortune, Entertainment Weekly, and McS... [Read More]
John Oliver and Matt Lauer Talk 'Last Week Tonight'
by Megh Wright Here's a Today Show clip where John Oliver — whose HBO show Last Week Tonight with John Oliver premieres this Sunday — talks with Matt Lauer about the new show, what it's like seeing his face blown up on NYC billboards, and whether or not he'll drop his friendly British Da... [Read More]
Jon Stewart on John Oliver: "My preference would have been that I have him forever."
by Megh Wright "Obviously, look, my preference would have been that I have him forever. But I also know that's not how it works here. We get these really talented people for a certain time until other people recognize that and go, 'Hey, why don't I pay him more and let him do it over here?'" - Jon S... [Read More]
CBS Offered John Oliver a Late Night Show Before He Went to HBO
by Megh Wright It hasn't even been 24 hours since David Letterman announced his retirement from late night, but there's already an interesting update that sheds some light on what direction CBS might want to go with their next Late Show host. As reported by Vulture, Daily Show correspondent and subs... [Read More]
John Oliver Calls Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert the "High-Water Mark for Satire"
by Megh Wright "One of the laziest stereotypes that British people have of Americans is that they don’t get irony. And that has never been true and it’s definitely not true now. … It’s very hard to make that case when Jon [Stewart] and Stephen [Colbert] are doing what they&r... [Read More]
GOP Josh Gondelman Stars in Two 'Last Week Tonight with John Oliver' Clips
by Megh Wright Here's a video of comedian Josh Gondelman posing as a hip young Republican in a fake GOP "Create Your American Dream" ad for Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, which premieres on HBO next month. Click through to watch Gondelman's second ad, where he explains why when it comes to the... [Read More]
HBO releases promo for Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (Video)
The absurdly brilliant promo for Last Week Tonight with John Oliver has finally arrived. The former correspondent for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart will be on HBO to deliver the latest breaking news stories…”eventually.” After a fantastic stint of filling in for Jon Stewart last... [Read More]
Watch the funny first trailer for ‘Last Week Tonight With John Oliver’
We loved it when John Oliver took over hosting duties of The Daily Show so the fact that he’s now going to host his own show is just pretty damn exciting. So now that we know that Last Week with John Oliver is set to premiere on April 27th, we’ve been dying to get a […]Watch the f... [Read More]
Here's a Trailer for HBO's 'Last Week Tonight with John Oliver'
by Bradford Evans In December, longtime correspondent John Oliver left The Daily Show to host his own political late night show for HBO. Called Last Week Tonight, it's set to premiere April 27th, and here's the first trailer for it. Oliver snagged Daily Show head writer Tim Carvell to be his head w... [Read More]
John Oliver’s HBO show gets a name and a premiere date
We reported back in November that beloved Daily Show with Jon Stewart correspondent John Oliver would leave the Comedy Central program to host his own weekly show on HBO. The premium cable network announced that Last Week Tonight With John Oliver will debut on Sunday, April 27. The half-hour show wi... [Read More]