John Oliver Recaps the Painful Marathon That Is the Trump Presidency on ‘Last Week Tonight’
Here’s a clip from last night’s Last Week Tonight season finale, where John Oliver reviews Donald Trump’s first year in office and breaks down the three techniques he uses in an attempt to shield himself from criticism and consequences: delegitimizing the media, whataboutism, ... [Read More]
HBO Orders a John Oliver-Produced Late Night Docu-Series Starring Wyatt Cenac
Wyatt Cenac is heading to HBO next year with his own late night show. The network announced today it’s ordered a 10-episode comedic docu-series starring Cenac with Ezra Edelman (O.J.: Made in America), John Oliver, Diane Fitzgerald (Last Week Tonight) and Hallie Haglund (Daily Show) – wh... [Read More]
HBO Orders a John Oliver-Produced Late Night Docu-Series Starring Wyatt Cenac
Wyatt Cenac is heading to HBO next year with his own late night show. The network announced today it’s ordered a 10-episode comedic docu-series starring Cenac with Ezra Edelman (O.J.: Made in America), John Oliver, Diane Fitzgerald (Last Week Tonight) and Hallie Haglund (Daily Show) – wh... [Read More]
John Oliver (and Stephen Colbert) Suggests Some Confederate Monument Replacements on ‘Last Week Tonight’
Here’s a clip from last night’s Last Week Tonight, where John Oliver breaks down the “it’s part of our history” argument against taking down Confederate monuments by people who try to equate the Confederacy with fighting for anything aside from keeping slaves. “If... [Read More]
HBO renews Last Week Tonight with John Oliver for three seasons, through 2020
Emmy-winning Last Week Tonight with John Oliver is up for another Emmy Award this Sunday for Outstanding Variety Talk Series, and whether it wins or loses, Oliver will get to dig in deep into issues with comedy and sincerity for at least another three seasons. HBO announced a renewal of Last Week To... [Read More]
HBO Renews ‘Last Week Tonight with John Oliver’ Through 2020
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver is sticking around at HBO. The network just announced that it’s renewed the late night series for three more seasons (30 episodes each), which will keep it on the air through 2020. “We are thrilled to have John Oliver as an integral part of the HBO fami... [Read More]
W. Kamau Bell, Samantha Bee and James Corden take home Creative Arts Emmy Awards
Saturday Night Live was the biggest show winner last weekend during the “creative arts” portion of the 2017 Primetime Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Guest Actor and Actress nods for both Dave Chappelle and Melissa McCarthy for their guest appearances last season, but W. Kamau Bell, S... [Read More]
John Oliver Calls Trump’s Pardon of Joe Arpaio a “Slap in the Face to the Very Rule of Law Itself”
Here’s a clip from last night’s Last Week Tonight, where John Oliver explores the implications of Trump choosing to use his first presidential pardon on so-called “America’s Toughest Sheriff” and early Trump supporter Joe Arpaio from Arizona, who has a long, well-docume... [Read More]