Sunday evening’s episode of Last Week Tonight was dedicated to special districts—a corrupt, obscure instance of government that the U.S. spends around $100 billion on every year.
Sunday night’s episode of Last Week Tonight focused on abortion laws in the United States, namely the fact that—get this—some of them are not actually designed with women’s health and safety in mind.
“Voting is a right,” John Oliver said on Sunday’s episode of Last Week Tonight. “If you take it away, you ruin democracy.”
In the most recent edition of Last Week Tonight, John Oliver turned his attention to that greatest of national scourges: pennies. Pennies cost more to make than they’re worth and oftentimes passersby won’t even slow their step if they see a bunch of them on the street. The best use of pennies is as a…
Wow, wow, wow, seems like someone has made an enemy in a high place. That someone? John Oliver. That enemy? Donald Trump. That high place? The penthouse of a Trump Tower.
We’ve all been very riveted by the horrifying sideshow shenanigans of Donald Trump and the rest of the clowns running for the American presidency. But as Last Week Tonight’s John Oliver points out, there are important elections happening in four different states, oh, Tuesday.
Today, Canadians will head to the polls for a nationwide federal election. If you’ve been ignoring our neighbors to the north in order to keep up with whatever nonsense falls out of Trump’s mouth, you can bring yourself up to speed with this primer from John Oliver and Last Week Tonight.
This week on Last Week Tonight, John Oliver took on the destructive language surrounding the refugee crisis in Europe.
John Oliver announced on Sunday that Our Lady of Perpetual Exemption, the official megachurch of Last Week Tonight, will have to close because they were receiving too much semen in the mail.
John Oliver briefly returned from Last Week Tonight’s summer vacation to provide a little back to school video, one that outlines everything students will not be taught in the upcoming year. Chief among them: Warren G. Harding nicknamed his penis “Jerry,” and European explorers and colonists were actually “genocidal…
A few weeks ago on Last Week Tonight, John Oliver exposed televangelists—evangelical preachers whose sole purpose is to get on TV and ask for funds for their ministries—who prey on the sick, poor, and desperate in order to line their own pockets, funding lavish lifestyles that include mansions, airplanes, cars,…
John Oliver’s televangelism stunt—in which he and Last Week Tonight created their own bullshit “church,” Our Lady of Perpetual Exemption, and filed for tax-free status on asinine and apparently perfectly permissible grounds—has already racked up quite a few donations.
Last Week Tonight is like Sesame Street for adults. That’s not because John Oliver would make one hell of a muppet (he would), but because just like the children’s programming we used to love, watching this show is so much fun you don’t even realize you’re learning about the fact that 31 states still allow firing or…
Settle in, because Last Week Tonight has followed up that sex ed video starring Laverne Cox and other celebs with a long segment trolling the hell out of televangelists.
On This Week Tonight, John Oliver lavished a full 21 minutes on American sex ed, with a special emphasis on abstinence-only curriculums. The segment comes complete with clips from dreadful videos with titles like “No Screwin’ Around” and programs comparing girls who’ve had sex to used tape, chewed-up gum, and stinky…
Last Week Tonight host John Oliver is upset with America for not finishing its food and then just throwing it all out—even if it’s still edible. We are all monsters.
Last Week Tonight took the week off for the Fourth of July, but decided to post a web-only mini bonus episode. “Instead of taking 15 minutes to do a deep-dive into one topic,” John Oliver explained, “we’ll be taking one minute to do incredibly shallow dives into 15 different topics.”
Last night on Last Week Tonight, John Oliver devoted his main segment to the unbelievable indignities suffered by the transgender community, despite the various high-profile strides (Caitlyn Jenner’s Vanity Fair cover, Transparent’s Emmy win, Laverne Cox’s Madame Tussaud’s debut) made this year.
Yesterday on Last Week Tonight, John Oliver devoted 16 full minutes to the topics of vicious, misogynist online harassment and revenge porn, the difficulties of stamping them out, and the absolutely unacceptable responses from authorities. The whole thing culminates in a parody of an early 90s AOL ad. It was pretty…
Light Monday, huh? In December, the Senate intelligence released a report on CIA torture practices. If you didn’t dig into the horrible details then, John Oliver’s Last Week Tonight has kindly gotten Helen Mirren to voice them, because he knows “no one wants to read this or talk about what’s in it.”