Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

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Season 1 episodes (24)

1 01
Guest: Keith Alexander. Topics: the NSA's new image; the Indian general election; landmark POM Wonderful v. Coca Cola case.
2 02
Guest: Simon Ostrovsky. Topics: the death penalty in the U.S.; the Sultan of Brunei.
3 03
Guest: Bill Nye the Science Guy. Topics: the U.S. Senate election in Kentucky; the climate change controversy.
4 04
Guest: Fareed Zakaria. Topics: General Motors controversy; the 'right to be forgotten' and Google Spain vs. AEPD and Mario Costeja Gonzalez.
5 05
Topics: Net neutrality in America; the Scripps National Spelling Bee.
6 06
Guest: Right Said Fred. Topics: FIFA; Bashar al-Assad.
7 07
Guest: Stephen Hawking. Topics: Washington Redskins name controversy; U.S. immigration reform.
8 08
Guest: Steve Buscemi. Topics: Dr. Oz's Senate hearing and the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994.
9 09
Guest: Pepe Julian Onziema. Topics: Burwell vs. Hobby Lobby case; Nigerian LGBT rights.
10 10
Topics: Income inequality in America; the public image of the C.I.A.
11 11
Topics: Prisons with puppets; Israeli-Palestinian conflict; Commonwealth Games.
12 12
Topics: Nuclear annihilation; Russia's lost satellite carrying mating geckos.
13 13
Topics: Argentina's debt default; native advertising.
14 14
Guest: Sarah Silverman. Topics: payday loans in the U.S.; the Russian embargo on imported U.S. chicken and soybeans.
15 15
Topics: The Michael Brown shooting and police militarization in Ferguson, MO; equal pay for equal work.
16 16
Guest: A Great Big World. Topics: ISIS; student debt; a eulogy for the lost mating space geckos.
17 17
Topics: the Scottish independence referendum; Twitter.
18 18
Guest: Kathy Griffin. Topics: the U.S. embargo against Cuba; Miss America 2015.
19 19
Topics: Drones; the budget shortfall in Kansas.
20 20
Guest: Jeff Goldblum. Topics: the 2022 Winter Olympics; civil forfeiture.
21 21
Guest: Mohammad Usafi. Topics: special immigrant visas; the U.S. Supreme Court.
22 22
Guest: Jane Goodall. Topics: sugar; Toronto politician Doug Ford, Jr.
23 23
Guests: Nick Offerman, H. Jon Benjamin, Sarah Baker. Topics: U.S. state legislature elections; American Legislative Exchange Council.
24 24
Topics: state lotteries; the technological marvel that is the salmon cannon.

About this show

One of the funniest, most refreshing personalities to hit the TV scene in years, John Oliver comes to HBO in this series that takes a topical look at the week in news, politics and current events.

Ratings and reviews

467 reviews
Sanity In A Sea Of Madness
February 14, 2019
This is a fantastic show. It goes into depth on various topics in a way other shows can-or-do not. The humor is obviously scripted, but like John Stewart's show, the host gives it an improvisational feel; he'll crack jokes with the audience or at himself without any hesitation. While investigating serious topics is a good thing, the way this show does it brings something fresh to the genre. The comedy is frequently spot-on, and clever too. You can find low-brow humor in it, but no one who watches it for more than a few minutes would ever mistake this as something other than sharply intelligent. Whether rightly or wrongly, I've always felt that our British brothers and sisters are very very good at dry humor, and Oliver defaults to it in such a classically British sort of way. Still, this is aimed at a US audience, and given that it's on cable - you're NOT going to find something that is better suited for PBS. Last Week Tonight can be raunchy, but in a way pre-teens might not immediately get. The language is colorful, too. While I hate entertainment journalism, this is the one show that knows how to do it right.
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November 14, 2016
We get it. You have one sided views,😱 you insult those who don't have your views through condescending 'shout at the screen' techniques, snarkly reinforce the views of others who have your views. My way or no other way, throw a tantrum because democracy is only good if it works for me, I'm right your wrong politics, and your opinions will never change. Got it. 🤗 Don't see the point of tuning in, he has nothing new to say. He's right, and you're wrong unless you agree. Same old, same old.
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January 13, 2018
Not meant for those who get offended easily. It almost seems he is a leftist but when it comes to say stuff about the left, he also let's then have it. He also tageta subjects rarely seen in the media but that are also of great concern. LOVE this show... If you think he is too oeftists then you need to see full frontal or I love you America... Same thing but from a feminists/leftists perspective
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