John Oliver Should Win a Pulitzer for This All-Dog SCOTUS Reenactment

The august fogies of the United States Supreme Court refuse to allow cameras in their hallowed chamber of justice. And so Americans must settle for mere audio clips, which are generally paired with weird, boring courtroom illustrations for snooze-worthy television coverage. Well, John Oliver and Last Week Tonight » 10/20/14 9:30am 10/20/14 9:30am

Reminder from John Oliver: Wage Gap Is Some Fucked Up Mad Men Bullshit

Perhaps you've rightfully been too distracted by Beyoncé owning the VMAs and emblazoning MTV with the word "FEMINIST" to catch it (I know I was), but Bey isn't the only one swinging the hammer at the patriarchy in recent days. Over on HBO, John Oliver is taking on the wage gap and the varying bullshit arguments used… » 8/26/14 1:10pm 8/26/14 1:10pm

John Oliver Reveals the Disturbingly High Rate of FGM in Egypt

Last week, there were reports that ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) was requiring all women living in the city of Mosul, Iraq to undergo female genital mutilation (FGM). The alarming news has since been called into question, however, as John Oliver pointed out on Last Week Tonight, FGM is still widely practiced… » 7/28/14 2:00pm 7/28/14 2:00pm

John Oliver Uses Muppets to Trick Americans Into Caring About Prisons

As you might be aware, the American prison system is a fucked-up hell pit carved out by institutionalized racism, despicable politics, corporate greed and many other reprehensible factors that — culturally — we've mostly agreed to ignore. The issues facing our nation's incarcerated (a population rapidly growing)… » 7/21/14 12:20pm 7/21/14 12:20pm

John Oliver Celebrates 10 Years of Marriage Equality With Gay Nintendo

10 years ago this May, Massachusetts broke ground as the first state in the U.S. to legalize gay marriage. Since then, 16 states have followed suit and additional handful of states now offer civil unions or domestic partnerships for same sex couples. We're making progress, but there's still a long way to go. » 5/19/14 10:50am 5/19/14 10:50am

John Oliver Taunts Jon Stewart About How Great Life Is at HBO

Last night, John Oliver made a surprise return to his old Daily Show stomping grounds to complain about their current representation of British people (Jessica Williams in a monocle) and rub in how great life has been since leaving the show to produce and host Last Week Tonight at the magical TV land (where you can… » 4/25/14 1:20pm 4/25/14 1:20pm