04/13/2011 01:41 pm ET | Updated Jun 13, 2011

'John Oliver's New York Stand-Up Show' Exclusive Preview (VIDEO)

This week's episode of "John Oliver's New York Stand-Up Show" features Mike Lawrence, Marina Franklin, Brendon Walsh and Greg Behrendt. But we all know who the real star is: John Oliver!

In this exclusive preview clip, Oliver warms up the crowd with some hilarious material about America. Apparently, due to the latest "American Gladiator" type show "Wipeout," this country no longer has any need for libraries. Instead, we should stick to what we're truly good at: TV!

"Do you have any idea just how good the TV show 'Wipeout' is? ''Wipeout' is so good, you essentially finished TV."

Watch the full clip below and catch "John Oliver's New York Stand-Up Show" when it airs this Thursday, April 14 at 12/11 central

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