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Comedian, actor, and writer John Oliver returns with new shenanigans as HBO released the new trailer for their long-time weekly late-night series Last Week Tonight with John Oliver The host and Daily Show alum have brought attention to a wide range of topics, foreign and domestic, offering biting "satirical, insightful, and meticulously researched look at[...]
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We're getting a sense that John Oliver has a new recurring theme for his HBO late-night news/opinion show Last Week Tonight, and we're pretty sure that Warner Bros Discovery (WBD) boss David Zaslav & Co can expect some very uncomfortable Monday mornings in their near future Not exactly pulling his punches last week over how[...]
Last Week Tonight: HBO Renews John Oliver Series for Ninth Season
John Oliver is back for more hijinks, rants, and tangents as HBO announced a premiere date for the ninth season of the award-winning Last Week Tonight But fans not only have February 20th to look forward to, but they also have an official poster for the season (check it out below) as well as the[...]
Last Week Tonight Host John Oliver Announces Return to Studio
Last Week Tonight host John Oliver is braving his next step during the ongoing COVID pandemic, a return to the studio and away from "the Void", where he's been filming remotely for his HBO talk series At the end of the episode on August 22, Oliver announced that following the series' two-week hiatus, the show[...]
Last Week Tonight Season 8 Trailer Promises “Vengeance”
HBO dropped the latest trailer for the multi-Emmy-Award-winning weekly late-night hit Last Week Tonight with John Oliver entering its eighth season As the highlight reel for its previous season begins, Oliver warns the audience, "Brace yourselves, because everything you're about to hear is horse shit." The network then asks through a transition, "READY TO GET[...]
Last Week Tonight: John Oliver Pops at Pringles and Can’t Stop
After poking, prodding and hypothetical illustrations of what the Pringles' mascot would look like the Last Week Tonight host John Oliver finally has his answer After posting his web exclusive video on YouTube in-between seasons, Kellogg's, which owns the potato crisp brand, posted on the official Pringles Twitter account with the following message, "The moment[...]
Last Week Tonight: John Oliver Pops at Pringles and Can’t Stop
HBO's Last Week Tonight host John Oliver couldn't stay away from addressing viewers in-between seasons to provide an update on his concerns regarding Pringles To start the clip, he referenced a past show as a launching point from a rant on CNN personality Don Lemon to Pringles asking, "What does the rest of the Pringles[...]
Last Week Tonight: Adam Driver Finally Confronts “Stan” John Oliver
If there's someone who's consistent with a running gag, it's Last Week Tonight host John Oliver whether if it's his obsession with Danbury, Connecticut, and their sewage treatment plant or actor Adam Driver, that Adonis and magical steed rolled into one The two-time Oscar nominee finally staged an intervention with the HBO host on the[...]
Last Week Tonight: Danbury Finally Renames Sewage Plant After Host
After months of posturing and flinging insults at one another, Last Week Tonight host John Oliver and Danbury, Connecticut finally reached an agreement and made things official successfully renaming the city's local sewage plant to "The John Oliver Memorial Sewage Plant" on October 19 The feud goes back to 2017 when Oliver poked fun at[...]
Last Week Tonight, HBO Renews John Oliver Talk Series Through 2023
HBO's Last Week Tonight continues its dominance winning Outstanding Talk Series at the 72nd Emmy Awards Hardly a loss for words, host John Oliver recorded his acceptance speech dressing comfortably and reflecting the work that went into continuing the show under difficult circumstances during the pandemic "Thank you so much to the Academy for sending[...]
Last Week Tonight, HBO Renews John Oliver Talk Series Through 2023
America's arguably most favorite Brit actor-comedian-newsman John Oliver will continue to entertain audiences for the foreseeable future with HBO's decision to renew Last Week Tonight through 2023, according to Variety Since its premiere in 2014, the series hosted by The Daily Show alum focuses on a variety of topical issues domestic and international The year[...]
Last Week Tonight Host John Oliver Tackles Revisionist US History
Last Week Tonight host John Oliver re-opened a scar many Americans are not comfortable by revisiting how history education at the state level continues to become mishandled Oliver began by opening the segment imploring those at the federal and state level that standards need to remain consistent across the board To illustrate the point, he[...]
China & Uighurs: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)
On Sunday's Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, the host touched on China's deculturization efforts against the Uighur people from the northwest Xinjiang region if the country Oliver claims The Uighurs, along with other ethnic minorities, are forced to live in re-education camps while also undergoing forced labor Among the many items manufactured are disposable[...]
Last Week Tonight: John Oliver Breaks Down Conspiracy Theory Culture
On the latest edition of HBO's Last Week Tonight, John Oliver discussed how normalized conspiracy theory culture gripped the world and how especially dangerous spreading misleading information during the global COVID-19 pandemic is The host began showing numerous news programs explaining how groups on social media downplay the seriousness of the outbreak from insinuating somehow[...]
HBO's John Oliver Shoots on WWE for Filming During Pandemic
Last Week Tonight host John Oliver is back at it again, shooting on WWE for continuing to film wrestling shows during the pandemic Oliver blasted the company for its decision to film shows under an "essential" designation in Florida, a designation obtained the same day that a super Pac controlled by Linda McMahon pledged to[...]
“Buffaloed”: Magnolia Promotes Film by Eliminating $1.5 Million in Medical Debt
On HBO's Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, the host forgave nearly $15 million for 9,000 Americans on a June 2016 episode Oliver highlighted the plight of his program before making his announcement. can't be loaded because JavaScript is disabled: Debt Buyers: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO) ( Buffaloed comes to theatres on February[...]
WWE Wants to Settle Score With John Oliver at WrestleMania
WWE has issued a statement in response to John Oliver's takedown of the company's treatment of employees… sorry, independent contractors on HBO's Last Week Tonight And the response is: see you at WrestleMania?! can't be loaded because JavaScript is disabled: WWE: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO) ( Well, the company hasn't exactly challenged Oliver[...]
Borat, "Bucky Cap," Curry, KISS, and More! (BC's Late-Night Rewind)
Everybody | November 7, 2018 Act 2 | Full Frontal on TBS ( Number 3: Borat interferes in our elections Jagshemach! Sascha Baron Cohen was on Jimmy Kimmel's show earlier this week, and they brought back Borat to go out and be among the people – to connect with "The People." Let's just say it's the opposite[...]
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This headline seems like the type of thing the self-deprecating John Oliver, host of HBO's Last Week Tonight, would make fun of But it's also true, as the host and show have come away from a defamation lawsuit without a scratch During a segment last season about the coal industry, Oliver criticized Murray Energy and[...]
John Oliver, Wyatt Cenac Developing Late-Night Docuseries For HBO
John Oliver is expanding his creative influence at HBO, with the Emmy award-winning Last Week Tonight host teaming with fellow The Daily Show alum Wyatt Cenac for a new docuseries at the premium cable network. Cenac, Oliver and Ezra Edelman will serve as executive producers; as will Hallie Haglund (The Daily Show), who will also serve[...]
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Putting the politics aside, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver can put together some pretty funny segments — like last night's focus on former President Warren G Harding. The piece starts with John Oliver explaining that when the Hall of Presidents and First Ladies Wax Museum in Gettysburgh had to shut down, they auctioned off the[...]
Game Of Thrones Cast Join In On New HBO Promo – It's What Connects Us
There are two versions of It's What Connects Us and then a Last Week Tonight specific one with John Oliver poking fun at the bit. Game of Thrones fans will like that they've gotten almost the full cast in costume participating… including Hodor… who doesn't say "aaaahhhhh". can't be loaded because JavaScript is disabled: 'Ahhh' HBO[...]
This Might Be The Best Promo For A Returning Show In 2017
This may already be the best promo for a returning show in 2017. Last Week Tonight with John Oliver is coming back to HBO and the promo sneaks in nods to Game of Thrones, Silicon Valley and Curb Your Enthusiasm in a very clever and self-deprecating way.  Last Week Tonight returns on February 12th for it's fourth season can't be loaded because JavaScript is disabled: Season[...]
John Oliver's 4th Of July Message To Americans
John Oliver from Last Week Tonight on HBO posted a web exclusive video talking about the 4th of July and all the things Americans are missing out on since we did our own Brexit back in 1776. [youtube][/youtube] With half our the staff here at Bleeding Cool being British while the other half is American (and[...]