Tag Archives: John Oliver

John Oliver Tees Off On Gaetz’s Interview With Carlson

Mediaite reports: “Lil Nas X twerking on Satan seems positively wholesome compared to the news this week concerning Matt Gaetz,” Oliver quipped on Sunday’s Last Week Tonight. Oliver cracked that Fox News host Tucker Carlson was “so clearly trying to ‘nope’ his way out of that whole interview,” joking that Gaetz is the “one white man on Earth that Tucker …

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Cultist Coal Magnate Who Sued John Oliver Dies At 80

West Virginia’s NPR affiliate reports: Robert E. Murray, the founder and former president and CEO of Murray Energy Corp., formerly the largest privately held underground coal company in the country, has died. He was 80 years old. Murray’s death was reported Sunday evening by television stations WTOV9 in Steubenville, Ohio, and WOWK in Huntington, West Virginia. According to the news …

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INDIA: Disney Blocks John Oliver Show Critical Of Modi

Bloomberg News reports: An episode of John Oliver’s show that criticized Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been blocked in India by Hotstar, the local platform run by Walt Disney Co. The comedian was previewing President Donald Trump’s visit to India on his Emmy-winning ‘Last Week Tonight with John Oliver,’ which typically airs at 6 a.m. each Tuesday in the Asian …

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John Oliver Dissects Bumbling Buffoon Boris Johnson

Mashable reports: John Oliver is back from his three-week hiatus, and while we wouldn’t say all is right with the world now Last Week Tonight has returned, it’s certainly a relief to watch Oliver let fly on some things that are wrong with the world as only he can do. This week, it’s new U.K. Prime Minister Boris “Britain Trump” …

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John Oliver Makes The Case For Impeachment [VIDEO]

Mashable reports: As John Oliver breaks down in his latest Last Week Tonight segment, impeachment is no simple matter. It requires a certain number of votes in both the House of Representatives and the Senate. The latter would mean 20 republican senators would need to go against Trump — making it pretty unlikely that he’d actually end up leaving office. …

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John Oliver: Don’t Expect Trump To Lose In 2020

Newsweek reports: British comedian John Oliver thinks President Donald Trump could be in for a second term, calling those who think America is halfway through his presidency optimistic. The comedian made the comments on Monday night’s episode of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. “We just passed the midterm point in Trump’s hopefully first and only term.” Colbert told Oliver. …

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John Oliver Devotes Entire Show To Kavanaugh [VIDEO]

Mediaite reports: John Oliver dedicated an entire episode of Last Week Tonight to dissecting — and brutally mocking — Brett Kavanaugh‘s testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee. “We need to talk about Brett Kavanaugh, Supreme Court nominee and walking crushed beer can,” Oliver started. The HBO host took a look at Christine Blasey Ford‘s “brave and compelling” testimony, before moving …

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John Oliver Tees Off On “Truth Isn’t Truth” [VIDEO]

The Daily Beast reports: According to Last Week Tonight host John Oliver, the “one-man legal improv troupe” sat down with host Chuck Todd and “came with a rationale for his boss’ refusal to sit down with [Robert] Mueller that is, even by Giuliani standards, very Giuliani.” The longtime Trump consigliere exclaimed, “Truth isn’t truth! Don’t do this to me!” “Don’t …

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John Oliver: State TV Is Working The Jury [VIDEO]

The Daily Beast reports: On Sunday’s edition of Last Week Tonight, host John Oliver delivered an update on what he’s coined “Stupid Watergate” in honor of the one-year anniversary of the Mueller investigation—or a “witch-hunt,” according to the hysterical folks over at State TV (Fox News). Oliver broke down the Fox News Army’s three diversionary tactics for swaying public opinion …

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John Oliver Examines Crisis In Venezuela [VIDEO]

Bustle reports: On Sunday’s episode of Last Week Tonight, host John Oliver’s Venezuela segment highlighted the dire nature of the country’s political and economic crisis. Oliver’s segment comes several days before the 2018 Venezuelan presidential election, which current president Nicolás Maduro looks likely to win. In addition to shedding light on the crisis, which has left thousands of Venezuelans impoverished …

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Stupid Watergate: John Oliver Tees Off On Giuliani

The Daily Beast reports: On the latest edition of Last Week Tonight, host John Oliver aimed the majority of his ire at Rudy Giuliani, who made headlines last week with a bizarre, eye-bulging appearance on Fox News. The comedian suggests Trump and Giuliani are more similar than people realize: “Think about it: They’re basically two versions of the same person. …

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John Oliver’s Gay Bunny Book Hits #1 On Amazon

Vanity Fair reports: Guess who just managed to pull a best-selling book out of their hat? That’s right: it’s John Oliver and the staff of Last Week Tonight—specifically, writer Jill Twiss—whose picture book, the somewhat cumbersomely titled Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Presents A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo, is, as of this writing, the No. 1 …

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John Oliver Trolls Mike Pence’s Bunny Book With Gay Version Of His Own, Which Is Already On Sale [VIDEO]

Deadline reports: Mike Pence’s family has created a children’s book about [their pet rabbit] Marlon Bundo, called “Marlon Bundo’s Day in the Life of the Vice President.” It drops Monday – the day after Oliver’s broadcast. “Unfortunately one of the stops on that book tour is at Focus on the F*cking Family,” Oliver said. “So, congratulations, Pence. You’ve managed to …

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John Oliver Enters Race For Italian PM [VIDEO]

Time Magazine reports: While Oliver isn’t an Italian citizen, he is alarmed by the slate of candidates and the possible repercussions for the world. In fact, Oliver is so concerned that he has jumped into action and consulted lawyers. Turns out that under Italian law the government coalition can pick a non-politician to run. In fact, they can pick “a …

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John Oliver Hails Parkland Survivors [VIDEO]

The Independent reports: John Oliver‘s return to screens with the new season of Last Week Tonight began on a sombre note, addressing the “heartbreaking events” that took place in Parkland, Florida, last Wednesday.  “These events are now so familiar,” Oliver commented. “We basically automatically know how each side will play out.” “But this time felt slightly different,” he continued. “Because …

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Funny Or Die To Spend $8M On Midterms GOTV

Politico reports: FUNNY OR DIE and BILLY EICHNER are launching a nonprofit “Glam Up The Midterms” — a campaign focused on under-40-year-old voters in the midterm election. The group tells Playbook it will spend $8 million on the most competitive congressional districts. Their plan: use online mobilization tactics and an analytics program to engage younger voters and hold live comedy …

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John Oliver Explains Trump’s Trolling [VIDEO]

The Week reports: Trump is often staggeringly incoherent, but “the real damage isn’t in how he says things, but from three key techniques that he uses to insulate himself from criticism and consequence,” Oliver said: Delegitimizing the media, “whataboutism,” and trolling. “Despite Trump’s few real policy accomplishments to date, he has consistently achieved one thing, and that is making his …

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John Oliver Takes On Confederate Monuments [VIDEO]

Newsweek reports: John Oliver gave an elaborate—and sometimes stinging—explanation as to why statues of Confederate leaders should not remain standing Sunday night. The British comedian dedicated the large majority of his HBO comedy show Last Week Tonight to a comprehensive history lesson about the divisive monuments that critics say celebrate America’s dark past. “If the Confederacy was not about slavery, …

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John Oliver Blasts Trump: Nazis Are Like Cats, If They Like You, It’s Because You’re Feeding Them [VIDEO]

Last night John Oliver opened his show by tearing into Trump’s reaction to the Nazi terror attack in Charlottesville. The Week reports: “On many sides?” Oliver asked. “This was a white nationalist rally, you have to call that out by name. There aren’t many instances in modern American politics where you can honestly think, ‘That guy really should have mentioned …

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John Oliver Rips Into “Minion” Stephen Miller [VIDEO]

Deadline reports: Oliver seemed shocked to learn Miller is 31 human years old. He is, Oliver pointed out, the same age as the Olsen twins, who Oliver continues to insist on referring to in the singular because he’s convinced they are just one person. Oliver also played for his viewers the video that’s been circulating of Miller at Santa Monica …

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