If anyone out there was outwardly hoping that former Daily Show correspondent and guest host John Oliver would head back to Comedy Central to take over when Jon Stewart leaves, we have bad news for you, although itís still technically good news if youíre a fan of Oliver in the first place.
Comedian John Oliver has made some headlines in the past, but none have been quite as entertaining as his latest. The host of Last Week Tonight made his Season 2 return to HBO last Sunday, and his latest segment on Rafael Correa notably caught the eye of the Ecuadorian President himself, who then went on a massive Twitter rant.
If thereís one thing that you can guarantee from watching an episode of HBOís weekly political satire, Last Week Tonight itís that John Oliver is probably going to piss someone off. But his reason for not going to parties with celebrities or politicians may surprise you.
2014 was an especially great year for television which makes this so hard. It feels like there were several series that didn't make the cut that would easily have made it any other year. Which ones? Well, let's not spoil the fun. Here is Jesse's list of the best shows of 2014.
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver has made a habit of pushing relevant topics in a manner that is funny and manages to work for a platform that only airs once a week. He made waves recently when tackling the net neutrality argument, and this week he covered the equally controversial topic of student loans.
"We need you to get out there," John Oliver urged to internet commenters everywhere on Sunday night. "And for once in your lives, focus your indiscriminate rage in a useful direction. Seize your moment, my lovely trolls. Turn on caps lock and fly my pretties, fly! Fly!" Along with that rallying cry, Last Week Tonight host John Oliver presented the link to FCC.Gov/Comments, encouraging people to lodge their complaints with the FCC
The seriesí half-hour runtime is a perfect blend of depth and brevity, skipping from topic to topic while rooting around each one long enough to make sure youíre fully aware of how ludicrous this subject matter actually is.
John Oliver, former correspondent on Comedy Centralís The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, finally has a premiere date and title for his upcoming satirical news show on HBO. And on Sunday, April 27th we will all ó at long last ó be invited to check out Last Week Tonight with John Oliver for the first time at 11PM.