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Hey Birds! John Oliver Has A Message For You 'Disgusting Sky Mice'

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 09.12.2016 | Comedy

John Oliver really doesn’t like birds. Instead of celebrating their annual migration, the “Last Week Tonight” host is happy they’re leaving, a...

Pro-Charter School Group Is Shelling Out $100,000 To Prove John Oliver Wrong

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 09.01.2016 | Politics

Ever since comedian John Oliver attacked charter schools in a “Last Week Tonight” segment earlier this month, advocacy groups both for and against...

John Oliver Has A Foolproof Plan To Turn Trump Into A Legend

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 08.22.2016 | Comedy

There’s still a way for Donald Trump to salvage some of his reputation ― and maybe even save American politics. According to John Oliver, all the ...

John Oliver Calls Out Big Oil Trade Group For Plagiarism

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 08.16.2016 | Comedy

The oil industry’s lobbying arm, already under fire for its role in a decades-long climate change cover-up, has now been accused of plagiarism. John...

John Oliver Exposes The Ugly Truth About Used-Car Loans

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 08.15.2016 | Comedy

Is there another subprime loan crisis brewing? John Oliver, host of HBO’s “Last Week Tonight,” found disturbing similarities between the easy lo...

John Oliver Breaks Down The Spectacle Of The Olympics Opening Ceremony

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 08.09.2016 | Comedy

Ah, the Olympics. When the nations of the world gather together to celebrate equality and togetherness and ... wait, no. That’s not it at all. As J...

Open letter to John Oliver

Joe The Nerd Ferraro | Posted 08.11.2016 | Media
Joe The Nerd Ferraro

Mr. Oliver, I catch Last Week Tonight as much as possible. Your range of topics is fantastic. I generally agree with your viewpoint, but not this pa...

John Oliver Shreds 'Self-Serving Half-Man' Donald Trump

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 08.01.2016 | Comedy

John Oliver is steamed. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump recently reached a new low when he attacked Gold Star parents Khizr and Ghazala...

John Oliver Reveals The Real Theme Of The 2016 RNC

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 07.25.2016 | Comedy

The real theme of the “mismanaged shit-show” that was the Republican National Convention wasn’t policies based on facts. “It was a four-day ex...

Music Stars Join John Oliver To Demand That Politicians Stop Using Their Songs

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 07.25.2016 | Comedy

John Oliver brought a host of famous music stars together to demand that politicians stop using their songs in political campaigns. Usher, Sheryl Crow...

John Oliver Announces His Endorsements For This Election Season

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 07.18.2016 | Comedy

John Oliver just announced his endorsements for the upcoming election. But it’s more of a what, rather than a who, that he’s backing. After runnin...

John Oliver Accepts YouTube Commenter's Challenge ... And Is Victorious

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 07.11.2016 | Comedy

When you become as successful as comedian John Oliver, the internet target on your back grows accordingly. On Sunday, with “Last Week Tonight” on ...

John Oliver Shows America What It Missed Out On By Not Being British

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 07.04.2016 | Comedy

It's America's 240th birthday, a celebration of our independence from Britain. But John Oliver, host of HBO's "Last Week Tonight," wants the nation t...

John Oliver Rips Into All Things Related To Olympic Doping

The Huffington Post | Thomas Lipe | Posted 06.27.2016 | Sports

John Oliver had some fun at the expense of a few international athletes and the International Olympics Committee on Sunday's episode of "Last Week Ton...

John Oliver Has The Perfect Answer To All Your Brexit Questions

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 06.20.2016 | Comedy

Confused about Brexit, or why Britain would hold a referendum about whether to leave the European Union? John Oliver, host of HBO's "Last Week Tonight...

John Oliver Takes On His Own Employees' Retirement Plans To Prove A Point

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 06.13.2016 | Comedy

Retirement planning. It's that thing you will totally get around to caring about after you've become a successful professional cosplayer. On Sunday's ...

John Oliver Makes TV History After Buying $16M Of Your Medical Debt

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 06.07.2016 | Comedy

American households currently owe more than $12 trillion in debt, which has given rise to an entire debt-buying industry. The largest debt-buying enti...

John Oliver Has The Greatest Things That Don't Exist... Yet

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 05.30.2016 | Comedy

Want pants made of bread? Ambien for getting through the part of the day when you're awake? Or how about keys that cry when you're about to leave them...

How A Cat Sparked A Fight Between John Oliver And The Leader Of Chechnya

The Huffington Post | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 05.24.2016 | World

Comedian John Oliver has found himself in the middle of an online feud with a violence-prone, Kremlin-backed dictator who has repeatedly been accused ...

John Oliver's New Video Will Give You Cancer... Or Maybe Cure It

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 05.09.2016 | Comedy

Science isn't bullshit, "but there is a lot of bullshit currently masquerading as science," John Oliver explained Sunday on HBO's "Last Week Tonight."...

John Oliver Has A Message For All The Cicadas Emerging After 17 Years Underground

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 05.02.2016 | Comedy

The cicadas emerging this summer after 17 years underground have a lot of catching up to do -- and John Oliver is here to help. With his HBO show "Las...

The Problem Of Money In Politics Goes Way Beyond Citizens United

Nick Penniman | Posted 04.07.2016 | Politics
Nick Penniman

Even if we abolished super PACs tomorrow we would do nothing to incentivize our elected leaders to talk to anyone other than the very wealthy. They'll still need donors who can "max out," and that probably doesn't include me, or you or anyone you know.

John Oliver Sticks It To 'A**hole' Yankees By Selling 25-Cent Tickets

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 04.05.2016 | Sports

The New York Yankees found a new way to screw over their fans this year by eliminating the customer-friendly print-at-home option for tickets, and Joh...

John Oliver Goes Nuclear On Donald Trump's Birdbrained Nuke Policies

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 04.04.2016 | Comedy

John Oliver tore strips off Donald Trump's foreign and nuclear weapons policies on Sunday. Last week, the GOP frontrunner revealed he'd be happy if mo...

John Oliver And Stephen Colbert Discuss 'Make Donald Drumpf Again' Hats

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 03.15.2016 | Comedy

"Last Week Tonight" sold them at cost and didn't expect anything to happen with them. Now, 32,000 hats later, the "Make Donald Drumpf Again" cap is le...