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

The Daily Show's Tearful Goodbye to John Oliver Is Hilariously Perfect

Oh, nooooooo. Last night was John Oliver's last ever episode of The Daily Show before he moves on to create his own topical comedy series for HBO. What heartbreaking news! We LOVE John Oliver! But also, what happy news! We love John Oliver aaaand we're happy to see his success grow and grow and grow and never stop… » 12/20/13 11:10am 12/20/13 11:10am

John Oliver Is Seriously Pissed About That Fake Shark Week Documentary

A lot of people were fooled and annoyed and annoyed to be fooled by Shark Week's fake two-hour documentary about megalodons. The Discovery Channel never apologized for scaring the crap out of the seventy-three percent of viewers who now think megalodons still exist, and John Oliver is not pleased by their sharkhavior.* » 8/08/13 9:30am 8/08/13 9:30am