John Oliver

HBO Sets ‘Girls’ Final Season, John Oliver and Pete Holmes’ 2017 Returns

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick November 17, 2016 @ 12:58 PM
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Whether or not you’re ready to say goodbye to HBO’s Girls, the end is officially nigh. HBO has formally set a date for the final episodes of Lena Dunham’s twenty-something trials, along with a badly-needed return date for Last Week Tonight With John Oliver, and a premiere for Judd Apatow and Pete Holmes’ Crashing.

John Oliver Blows Up 2016 in Epic ‘Last Week Tonight’ Sign-Off

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick November 14, 2016 @ 8:46 AM
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Whether or not your personal politics ended up validated over the last few weeks, few would argue that 2016 has at least proven a challenging year. Certainly not John Oliver, who used the final Last Week Tonight of the year to look back on Trump’s election, and literally blow up 2016 with a spectacular goodbye.

John Oliver Apologizes for Past Trump, Cubs Predictions

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick November 7, 2016 @ 9:52 AM
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If nothing else, the events of 2016 have gone to show us just how wrong presumptions can be, whether potentially hilarious presidential bids, or century-long baseball curses. Last Week Tonight’s John Oliver learned both the hard way, recalling past Daily Show clips in which he’d made catastrophically bad taunts in hindsight.

John Oliver Rants Against Superhero Movies for ‘Last Week Tonight’

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick August 29, 2016 @ 11:12 AM
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We’ve reached that final lull of summer, wherein superhero movies and even HBO’s Last Week Tonight take a minor breather before the fall. Thankfully, John Oliver managed to fill both absences, offering up his take on superhero movies, and even creating one of his own.

Bobby Cannavale Returns to HBO for John Oliver’s ‘Spotlight’ Parody

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick August 8, 2016 @ 9:54 AM
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Last Week Tonight host John Oliver rails often enough against the HBO series being mistaken for journalism; it was only a matter of time the series itself would put the Spotlight on actual press. And so, to cap off a piece highlighting the plight of print journalists, Oliver recruited Vinyl star Bobby Cannavale, Rose Byrne and more for their very own Spotlight parody, Stoplight.

John Oliver and His Magnificent Eyebrows Read Mean ‘Last Week Tonight’ Comments

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick July 11, 2016 @ 10:41 AM
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John Oliver’s HBO Last Week Tonight has been on a brief hiatus since we said goodbye to Game of Thrones, and while the intervening weeks have surely wrought plenty to discuss upon his return, there’s time to take stock meanwhile. Cue a new web-only exclusive for Last Week Tonight, as the comedian delves into “fan mail” to read some of the nicer (and nastier) comments about the series.

Watch ‘Last Week Tonight’ Explain Hollywood Whitewashing in Four Minutes

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by Matt Singer February 22, 2016 @ 1:09 PM
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There’s not shortage of controversy around this year’s Oscars. But there is a shortage of roles for people of color in Hollywood — or at least that’s the argument that tends to get made by those who think that it’s not fair to blame the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences for selecting an all-white field of acting nominees (for the second year in a row). The fault, they claim, lies with the Hollywood filmmakers who don’t make opportunities for actors of color in the first place. The system of honoring actors is merely a reflection, supposedly, of the larger system of moviemaking, and all its flaws.

John Oliver Kicks Off 2016 With ‘Last Week Tonight’ Revised New Years’ Resolutions

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick January 4, 2016 @ 9:29 AM
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Now that we’ve finally arrived in 2016, TV talk can safely shift to from the shows closing up shop in December, to the onslaught of premieres and returns on deck. We’ll have to wait until February the latest Last Week Tonight With John Oliver, but thankfully, the prolific host has a short segment to tide us over, and remind us it’s okay to fail New Years’ resolutions miserably.

‘Last Week Tonight With John Oliver’ Delivers ‘Premium Cable Profanity’ Rant on Paris Attacks

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick November 16, 2015 @ 9:16 AM
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The late Friday occurrence of Paris’ tragic terror attacks left many late-night programs without a pulpit to address the events, though weekend shows managed to extend their support. Last Week Tonight With John Oliver went just a bit further with its Sunday run, however, as Oliver laid into the attackers as “unconscionable flaming a–holes.”

John Oliver Makes Good on FIFA Promise to Chug Bud Light Lime

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick June 8, 2015 @ 9:33 AM
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For all the change Last Week Tonight host John Oliver has used his Sunday HBO platform to call for, few occurred so quickly as FIFA head Sepp Blatter resigning from his heavily-corrupt post. Steward had mockingly pledged to endorse FIFA sponsors like McDonald’s and Bud Light, should the companies aid in Blatter’s ousting, and last night saw Stewart bitterly paying the piper.