On this week’s episode of Last Week Tonight, host John Oliver took a look at gerrymandering, “one of the few remaining types of science in which the Republican party currently believes.”
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver is finally back, and, like all of us, Oliver is clearly resentful that Donald Trump’s disastrous first month has prevented him from focusing on anything else. The show’s longer segment, which generally involves a deep-dive into non-front page news, settled wearily on the president’s…
On Sunday night’s episode of Last Week Tonight, John Oliver did a segment on this year’s third party candidates, a miserable lineup which includes a guy named Joe Exotic, who claims to run the “largest private zoo for tigers.” It also includes Jill Stein and Gary Johnson, who are not much more impressive.
In a Last Week Tonight segment measuring Clinton’s “scandals” against those of her amphibious competitor, John Oliver underlined the insanity of considering both candidates equally controversial.
Donald Trump, a scabies outbreak in your freshman dormitory, has done very little to prepare for a win—like running ads or get-out-the-vote operations, for example, or learning which U.S. president invaded Afghanistan—but he has done quite a bit to prepare for his loss, recently telling CNBC that he would take a “nice…
John Oliver, host of Last Week Tonight and contender for Best British Human, has gifted his adopted country with a video in honor of Independence Day. But he also reminds viewers what our independence from Mother England has cost us young, scrappy, and hungry ruffians.
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…
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…