Watch John Oliver Audition For the Sexxxy Lead in Fifty Shades of Grey

John Oliver, sexy British man thanks to his humor, dimples and general Britishness, has thrown his hat into the ring to play 50 Shades of Grey's sex bomb Christian Grey. In fact, he's pretty good ... if you like bespectacled sarcastic thin men because of their humor, dimples and general Britishness. » 1/26/15 9:30am Monday 9:30am

New Year's Eve Is Awful and John Oliver Is Here to Help You Escape

My favorite part of aging has been the freedom to admit New Year's Eve is exhausting and instead of going out in sparkly high heels I'd rather watch New Year's Rockin' Eve from my couch, swilling Andre while wearing sweatpants. If you are similarly inclined but feel obliged to provide plausible excuses to your… » 12/29/14 10:00am 12/29/14 10:00am

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