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]
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]
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]