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Last Week Tonight With John Oliver

Before Honoring Jude Law, Stars at Only Make Believe Talk "Sesame Street" and "Fraggle Rock"

Carey Purcell | Posted 11.17.2016 | Arts
Carey Purcell

Only Make Believe, a non-profit organization that creates and performs interactive theatre for children in hospitals and care facilities, honored Acad...

John Oliver Lists The Habits We Should Actually Ban After Labor Day

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 09.05.2016 | Comedy

John Oliver fully backs the concept of not doing certain things after Labor Day. In fact, the “Last Week Tonight” host wants to apply the ban on w...

Finding Transparency In Your 401k Plan

Roxana Maddahi | Posted 06.16.2016 | Business
Roxana Maddahi

The department of labor recently came out with legislation that requires brokers to act in the best interest of their clients when selling retirement plans, which will be implemented next year. Finally.

I'm Donald Drumpf and I Approve This Sausage

Donald J. Drumpf | Posted 03.14.2016 | Comedy
Donald J. Drumpf

#MakeDonaldDrumpfAgain is not just a campaign, it's a movement. It's also a great marketing opportunity. That's why, after the collapse of Trump Steaks, I am proud to introduce a new, top-quality product: Drumpf Sausages.

The Conversation We Need to Have After John Oliver Exposed the Lack of Sexual Education in Schools

Mike Domitrz | Posted 08.11.2016 | Education
Mike Domitrz

While not everyone will be a fan of the way he presents the information, John Oliver brings forth a poignant conversation we need to be having -- both as parents and as communities (school systems).

HBO's John Oliver Slams the Drug War on the Regular

Tony Newman | Posted 08.03.2016 | Media
Tony Newman

Here are four excellent segments that show Oliver is becoming one of the most influential voices in our country to say loud and clear: No More Drug War.

John Oliver Shows Just How Far We Have To Go On Transgender Rights

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 06.29.2015 | Comedy

The media and country as a whole still can't seem to grasp the very graspable concept of transgender.

John Oliver Trashes America's Bail System

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 06.08.2015 | Comedy

Plead guilty and get out of jail, or maintain your innocence, wait for trial and stay in. Yeah, sounds like a solid plan.

The U.S. Just Charged A Bunch Of World Soccer Officials With Corruption. John Oliver Knew All Along.

Daniel Marans | Posted 05.27.2015 | Politics

On Wednesday, the U.S. extradited 14 top international soccer officials on federal corruption charges. But HBO's John Oliver had them dead to rights l...

Infrastructure 2: Congress and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Roads

Joshua L. Schank, Ph.D. | Posted 06.14.2015 | Politics
Joshua L. Schank, Ph.D.

Some people see infrastructure as about as exciting as watching paint dry. We here at the Eno Center for Transportation, a national transportation policy think tank, eat reports on infrastructure for breakfast. And we know that our infrastructure needs much more than a new coat of paint.

America's Combat Towards Government Surveillance

Joshua Ebrahimi | Posted 06.13.2015 | Education
Joshua Ebrahimi

While focusing on liberal arts is definitely important to teach our children, John Oliver's uncovering of Americans ill-informed comprehension of the Internet proves we need to place computer science at the same core level as math, science, history and reading.

John Oliver Can't Believe They're Targeting Women Voters With A 'Barbie Bus'

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 02.23.2015 | Comedy

Pet the pretty princess pony!

Watch John Oliver's Tobacco Industry Takedown

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 02.18.2015 | Comedy

Jeff we can! On Sunday night's "Last Week Tonight," John Oliver walked us through the vast and complicated legal activity of the tobacco industry, ...

John Oliver Auditioned For 'Fifty Shades Of Grey,' With Handcuffs

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 01.26.2015 | Entertainment

"Professional swear word-sayer" John Oliver may not return to lambaste the news until next month, but he took to YouTube on Sunday to admit something ...

The Year's Best Show Isn't A Prestige Drama Or Netflix Original

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 12.08.2014 | Entertainment

Over the past year, the following things happened on television, each wonderful in its own right. Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson amplified ou...

Inspired by John Oliver, Recalling Malcolm X: Comedy's Explosive Potential for the Left

Sam Sussman | Posted 01.07.2015 | Politics
Sam Sussman

What primarily seems funny to Colbert and Stewart is politics itself, with its hypocrisies, oversized egos, and 'gotcha' moments. For Oliver, its real humor is the tragicomic efficiency with which powerful corporations can get away with pretty much anything they want.

John Oliver Blasts Hawaii Legislature

www.civilbeat.com | Posted 11.03.2014 | Hawaii

John Oliver, the host of HBO’s new comedy news show Last Week Tonight, slammed Hawaii lawmakers in Sunday’s episode highlighting the ethically-ch...

John Oliver Shows Why Robot Assistants Are A Terrible Idea

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 11.03.2014 | Comedy

There are some things that robots can't do, like diffuse the inevitable couple fight that takes place in every home improvement store. On Sunday's ...

Jane Goodall Shows John Oliver How To Eat A Banana Chimp-Style

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 11.03.2014 | Science

Having worked with chimps for over 50 years, Jane Goodall is more than comfortable hanging out with primates -- and it turns out she can hold her own ...

Does Satire News Influence Elections?

Sophia A. McClennen | Posted 12.31.2014 | Politics
Sophia A. McClennen

The idea that a satire news show would take election coverage so seriously no longer comes as a surprise. How did satire news become such a major player in news media? And, is its increased social power dangerous for our democracy?

John Oliver Calls Out Sugar Industry With #ShowUsYourPeanuts Campaign

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 10.27.2014 | Comedy

How much sugar are you eating? Odds are you don't know, and as John Oliver pointed out Sunday on "Last Week Tonight," it's because food makers are doi...

John Oliver Replaces Supreme Court Justices With Dogs, And It's Amazing

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 10.20.2014 | Comedy

This may just be the best thing since cats learned to play piano. The Supreme Court doesn't allow cameras during oral arguments, and Justice Antoni...

Seriously, How Does Anyone Still Celebrate Columbus Day?

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 10.13.2014 | Comedy

We've known for... well, many hundreds of years now that Christopher Columbus didn't really DISCOVER anything. It's tough to make the case that you di...

John Oliver Destroys America's Pumpkin Spice Latte Obsession

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 10.13.2014 | Comedy

It's that time of year: Leaves are changing, Halloween decorations are on display, and cable knit sweaters are everywhere. But most importantly, the a...

Yep, The Police Can LEGALLY Do That

The Huffington Post | Carol Hartsell | Posted 10.06.2014 | Comedy

If you've never heard of civil asset forfeiture, prepare to have your mind boggled -- not blown, necessarily, but aggressively shaken -- by a segment ...