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John Oliver proposes a new national anthem to fix America's Trump-damaged rep as Last Week Tonight returns

Our long national nightmare is over! No, not that one. But at least John Oliver’s Last Week Tonight takedowns of that other racist, sexist, dangerously unstable, far-less-funny national horror returned on Sunday. So how does a political comic who’s got three months of Donald Trump-related nightmare fuel to catch up on…

Alec Baldwin is pissed at Stephen Colbert and John Oliver for turning late-night shows into “grand juries”

Alec Baldwin’s attempts to quit Twitter don’t appear to be going very well; although he has, as promised, stopped using his old @AlecBaldwin account to vent his grumpinesses into the world, that’s just turned out to mean a lot more activity on the account that’s ostensibly connected to the Hilaria And Alec Baldwin…

John Oliver drives a Roy Moore-sized stake through the heart of GOP cowardice on Last Week Tonight

On Sunday’s Last Week Tonight, John Oliver made mention of Monday’s rumored indictments in Justice Department special counsel Robert Mueller’s quietly ticking investigation into that whole Trump-Russia thing. (“Please let it be Jared, please let it be Jared,” prayed Oliver in passing, anticipating, no doubt, some…

After Trump lies about the Iran deal, John Oliver says “We got him!”—forgetting that nothing matters any more

A running gag on Last Week Tonight With John Oliver points up the fact that, in a world where the president lies about easily verifiable, globally vital facts at least once a day (and that just on Twitter), the old rules about accountability and acceptable fucking behavior just don’t apply. Several times now, Oliver…

John Oliver refutes all your racist relatives’ Confederate statue arguments on Last Week Tonight

If you’ve ever wanted a one-stop video clip to send anyone on social media who starts in on that “tearing down Confederate monuments means erasing history” bullshit—like Donald Trump, to name but one—John Oliver has you covered. On Sunday’s Last Week Tonight, Oliver ran down the Confederate statue issue in ways that…

John Oliver celebrates his big Emmy night by trying to scuttle his parent company's merger on Last Week Tonight

John Oliver celebrated his first Last Week Tonight after cleaning up at the Emmys as only he can—with an appetizer of Trump mockery, some fart noises, and a comically hearty examination of yet another way America needs to get its fucking act together. On the Trump front, Oliver and the writers went topical on how the…

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After a few weeks off, John Oliver catches us up on Trump's pal Joe Arpaio, the world's worst sheriff

With a “Donald Fucking Trump is in the White House” situation on our hands, it’s frankly irresponsible for John Oliver and the other late-night hosts who cathartically point out all the racist, larcenous, sexist, homophobic, transphobic, or otherwise appalling things Trump does every goddamned day to jet off to…