John Oliver Begs America Not to Participate in April Fools' Day

April Fools' Day is a national menace. Sure, if everyone in America were as funny as they think they are, it would be a big laugh. But they're not. Oh, they are so surely not! And so Last Week Tonight host John Oliver asks that you take a solemn vow: "I will not play any practical jokes and if I see someone planning a… » 3/30/15 9:50am Yesterday 9:50am

Last Week Tonight Is Right About the Bullshit That Is Daylight Savings

It starts with a bang: you're out at the club on Saturday night and suddenly it's not 2 am—it's 3 am, and you're rushing to get in a cab because you're fucking exhausted and it's way too late to be out. Except everyone else is doing the same thing and it's a minor miracle that you even get one. And then you wake up at… » 3/09/15 9:50am 3/09/15 9:50am

John Oliver Has Figured Out How Politicians Can Get the Woman Vote

Somehow it's (thankfully) escaped our notice that Britain's Labour party has painted a bus pink and is driving it around to talk to women "around the kitchen table" about politics. Oh dear. Well, UK native John Oliver took on this "Barbie bus" on Last Week Tonight Sunday, mocking up his own version of how this attempt… » 2/23/15 10:10am 2/23/15 10:10am

John Oliver's Pick For The Next Daily Show Host: 'Hologram Jon' 

There has been a hailstorm of speculation over who might take over The Daily Show from Jon Stewart, and on The Tonight Show last night, Last Week Tonight host and Daily Show alum John Oliver shared his take: Why not a hologram? » 2/18/15 9:50am 2/18/15 9:50am

Last Week Tonight Wonders: How Is the SI Swimsuit Issue Still A Thing?

In a clip from this week's episode of Last Week Tonight, we confront the strange fact that Sports Illustrated, "the preferred magazine of dads in the crapper since 1954," is still—in the age of Google—getting major attention for its annual Swimsuit Issue. » 2/16/15 9:50am 2/16/15 9:50am

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 1/26/15 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 Thinks Turkey Pardoning Is As Weird As You Do

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver tackled the weird Thanksgiving tradition of presidents pardoning turkeys (the things we actually eat during Thanksgiving). » 11/23/14 11:19pm 11/23/14 11:19pm

​Watch John Oliver Try To Explain to Cookie Monster What a Biscuit Is

Your British boyf John Oliver reunited with his W-ORD co-anchor (probably the best co-anchor in all of television history) Cookie Monster to send the blue muppet off to the UK. Little does Cookie Monster know, there are no cookies over there across the pond. Just biscuits. » 11/08/14 3:30pm 11/08/14 3:30pm

John Oliver Demonstrates Why Customer Service Robots Will Never Work

The holiday shopping season is upon us, and with it, questionable business innovations. For instance! Hardware store Lowe's is testing customer service robotsat one of its California outposts. What, because everybody just LOVED automated answering systems? » 11/03/14 9:30am 11/03/14 9:30am

​Watch Dame Jane Goodall Show John Oliver How Chimps Eat Bananas

On yesterday's episode of Last Week, Tonight, John Oliver sat down with the world's foremost chimpanzee expert and general badass Dame Jane Goodall, PhD, as part of his Great Minds: People Who Think Good series. » 10/27/14 10:50am 10/27/14 10:50am

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

John Oliver Bravely Leads the National Pumpkin Spice Backlash

Pumpkin Spice is a plague on our society, and Last Week Tonight’s John Oliver will stand its tyranny no more. In a web exclusive, the comedian declared our desire for the ubiquitous autumn taste less palatable than swallowing spiders in our sleep. Shots fired. » 10/13/14 9:30am 10/13/14 9:30am

John Oliver's Jokes Rain Money Down on the Society of Women Engineers

John Oliver is a hero, not just because he’s funny, but also: His jokes made money for the Society of Women Engineers. Like, $25,000 in donations in 48 hours kind of money. » 9/24/14 9:45am 9/24/14 9:45am

John Oliver and Cookie Monster Show the News Cycle How It's Done

In this modern day of spin, propaganda and partisanship, it's important to determine which news outlets you can trust. It's slim pickings, but at least we have W-ORD Channel 7 News hosted by John Oliver and Cookie Monster. Finally, news we can actually use. » 9/02/14 1:40pm 9/02/14 1:40pm

John Oliver Takes on Horrible YouTube Comments About His Show

John Oliver continued his regal quest to replace Jon Stewart as our Beholder of the Almighty Internet Crush. This time, he did it by tackling shitty YouTube comments on about his show segments. » 9/01/14 12:30pm 9/01/14 12:30pm

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 on Ferguson Cops: 'Why Are They Wearing Fucking Camo?'

John Oliver presented his take on events in Ferguson Sunday night, taking on everything from the mayor's whitewashing of the community's problems to the over-militarization of America's police forces. » 8/18/14 10:00am 8/18/14 10:00am

​Sarah Silverman Joins John Oliver In Shitting On Pay Day Loans

Yesterday on Last Week Tonight, John Oliver took on the multi-billion dollar payday loan industry also known as the art of screwing over financially unstable people. And Oliver got by with a little help of his friend, Sarah Silverman. » 8/11/14 10:10am 8/11/14 10:10am

John Oliver Sings Katy Perry's 'Roar' to Explain Native Advertising

Sunday evening on Last Week Tonight, host John Oliver devoted a segment to explaining native advertising, a tactic of online media companies (including all Gawker Media properties*) that makes it harder to differentiate sponsored content from reported articles. » 8/04/14 10:40am 8/04/14 10:40am