John Oliver and Seth Meyers Chat About Their New Jobs on 'Late Night'
by Megh Wright Here's a clip from John Oliver's visit to the Late Night desk last night, where he and Meyers talked about swapping their daily/weekly-style jobs, why Last Week Tonight is "the chewing gum of television," and the time his Net Neutrality segment may have crashed the FCC's website. 0 C... [Read More]
John Oliver Breaks Down the Evil Underbelly of FIFA
by Megh Wright In a glowing example of The Sausage Principle, John Oliver skewered FIFA and their history of greedy and "cartoonishly evil" practices against countries that host the World Cup in Sunday's episode of Last Week Tonight — more specifically their decision to change some laws around... [Read More]
Before the World Cup starts this week, John Oliver enlightens Americans to the problem with FIFA
Americans do not know or care about soccer… except for two months every four years. Before one of the biggest sporting events in the world begins this week, soccer/football enthusiast John Oliver took a moment to talk about the “sausage principle,” aka “the theory that if yo... [Read More]
John Oliver’s Net Neutrality segment crashes the FCC’s comments system
In the war for net neutrality, our champion has been found. John Oliver spent a good 13 minutes hilariously discussing the issue of net neutrality on his new HBO show Last Week Tonight. On Sunday’s episode, Oliver urged viewers to go to the FCC’s website and voice their opinions on the m... [Read More]
John Oliver Attempts to Predict the Memorial Day Weekend News
by Megh Wright Here's a clip John Oliver and his Last Week Tonight crew put together last week in an attempt to predict the news that would break during their week off the air. There are a few shots in the dark, a few semi-accurate guesses, and one slam dunk if you have an aunt who hosts painfully b... [Read More]
John Oliver’s “Last Week Tonight” premiere episode available to watch online
Last night John Oliver’s new show Last Week Tonight debuted on HBO to what we’re calling “rave reviews.” Why are we saying that? Well, because we liked the hell out of the show and we think our word is the best. What did others think about it? We honestly didn’t check. ... [Read More]
Inside John Oliver's Other Weekly Satirical News Show, 'The Bugle'
by Robert Schoon John Oliver's new late night show, Last Week Tonight, premiered yesterday on HBO. It’s obviously a big step for the British expat, formerly of The Daily Show, but in practice, it might not be as big of a challenge for Oliver than you might think. That’s because, on ... [Read More]
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver’s HBO debut: Toward a more global union of satire
Most everyone has the conventional wisdom backward on John Oliver. If anyone is wishing they could turn back time by about six months, it's Comedy Central, because Sir John Oliver -- I'll knight him as an honorable servant of Comedy if the Queen Mother hasn't yet done so -- stands as such an obvious... [Read More]
Watch the First Episode of 'Last Week Tonight with John Oliver'
by Megh Wright John Oliver's Last Week Tonight premiered last night on HBO, and while the network hasn't uploaded the episode in full like they have with the premieres of Girls and Veep, there are still a couple clips available for non-HBOers. Watch Oliver joke about Obama and robots above, then cli... [Read More]
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]