Peabody Awards honor Hasan Minhaj, Issa Rae, John Oliver, SNL, Mrs. Maisel
Congrats to Hasan Minhaj, Issa Rae, John Oliver, and the staffs at SNL and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, for you’re all now Peabody Award winners! Five of this year’s nine recipients came from the comedy world (six if you count Bob Odenkirk’s Better Call Saul!) The Peabody Awards will... [Read More]
Pence parody book has a happy ending
When John Oliver’s announced his staff at HBO’s Last Week Tonight had made a parody of a children’s book about Vice President Mike Pence’s family rabbit, making the rabbit’s story about gay marriage instead, Oliver didn’t expect it’d actually sell as well as... [Read More]
John Oliver Compares NRATV’s Programming to a “Deranged Letter from a Serial Killer”
A growing list of companies have cut ties with the NRA since the mass shooting in Parkland, Florida, but during last night’s Last Week Tonight, John Oliver focused on one aspect of the NRA that tech companies like Amazon, Apple, and Roku are still supporting: its free streaming network NRATV. ... [Read More]
John Oliver Compares NRATV’s Programming to a “Deranged Letter from a Serial Killer”
A growing list of companies have cut ties with the NRA since the mass shooting in Parkland, Florida, but during last night’s Last Week Tonight, John Oliver focused on one aspect of the NRA that tech companies like Amazon, Apple, and Roku are still supporting: its free streaming network NRATV. ... [Read More]
John Oliver Reminds Coal CEO Bob Murray to “Eat Shit” After Judge Dismisses His Defamation Suit Against ‘Last Week Tonight’
This clip from last night’s Last Week Tonight includes two great things: First up is an update on coal CEO Bob Murray’s defamation suit against the HBO show, which was recently dismissed by a judge after months of public and hilarious updates. Oliver said he’s been advised not to s... [Read More]
West Virginia judge dismisses coal magnate’s lawsuit against HBO’s Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
John Oliver has beat back a defamation lawsuit filed against him and his HBO show, Last Week Tonight, by Murray Energy Corporation coal magnate Robert Murray. The judge in the case in West Virginia’s second judicial circuit, Jeffrey Cramer, wrote: “I find the arguments set forth in ... [Read More]
John Oliver Calls Trump “a Comedy Graveyard Where Laughter Goes to Die”
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver finally returned to HBO last night, and Oliver devoted most of the episode to exploring the many ways Trump has damaged the US’s reputation, from foreign relations to our country’s so-called “soft power” to, yes, even the constant onsla... [Read More]
John Oliver Calls Trump “a Comedy Graveyard Where Laughter Goes to Die”
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver finally returned to HBO last night, and Oliver devoted most of the episode to exploring the many ways Trump has damaged the US’s reputation, from foreign relations to our country’s so-called “soft power” to, yes, even the constant onsla... [Read More]
Jordan Peele, Veep, Last Week Tonight win at the 2018 WGA Awards
It was another great night both for Jordan Peele and HBO as the awards season swung through the Writers Guild of America on Sunday night. Peele won for Original Screenplay for his first feature film, Get Out, while HBO played host to the writers for both Best Comedy Series, Veep, and best comedy/var... [Read More]
‘Veep,’ ‘BoJack Horseman,’ ‘Last Week Tonight,’ and More Win 2018 WGA Awards
The 2018 Writers Guild Awards were handed out in New York and Los Angeles last night, and when it comes to this year’s comedy nominees, Veep, BoJack Horseman, Saturday Night Live, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, and Will & Grace took home awards this year. In the New Series category, N... [Read More]