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 nightmare returned on Sunday. So how does a political comic who’s got three months of Donald Trump-related nightmare fuel to catch up…

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John Oliver joins old pal Stephen Colbert in urging Donald Trump to testify under oath like a big boy

Last Week Tonight With John Oliver finally returns to HBO on Sunday, February 18, where its Emmy and Peabody Award-winning host will attempt to find something about Donald Trump worth mocking. Appearing on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, the two old Daily Show hands-turned-hosts swapped some notes on all the stuff…

Here’s what’s coming to (and leaving from) HBO in February

February might be the shortest month of the year, but that doesn’t mean HBO’s skimping on the new additions to its HBO Now service. Aside from extended versions or director’s cuts of the Alien films—including AVP: Alien Vs. Predator, for peak extraterrestrial efficiency—Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman strides onto the…

On Last Week Tonight, John Oliver asks, “Is Donald Trump smart enough to be evil?”

On Sunday’s Last Week Tonight, host John Oliver gave us the latest update on the rapidly unraveling Trump-Russia collusion scandal he’s previously dubbed “Stupid Watergate.” You know, the voluminously alleged plot by Donald Trump, his campaign, and seemingly any stray family members hanging around the place to…

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 states the obvious, calls Trump's Puerto Rico response "horribly racist"

Every week brings a new national tragedy in Trump’s America, it seems, and last night’s episode of Last Week Tonight With John Oliver breaks down one that gained media traction over the weekend: The destruction Hurricane Maria has wrought on Puerto Rico, and President Donald Trump’s narcissistic, piss-poor reaction to…

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…

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…

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John Oliver warns of the radioactive alligators in the sewers of the “nuclear toilet”

In a world where Donald Trump—yes, that Donald Trump—is the president, each day can seem like, as John Oliver put it on Sunday’s Last Week Tonight, being strapped to a nauseating, out-of-control carousel manned by an “unstable, race-baiting carny.” So it’s tempting to kick any simmering problems down the block while…

John Oliver sends a musical message in a bottle from Weird Al Yankovic to North Korea

After starting off this week’s Last Week Tonight by addressing Donald Trump’s tellingly equivocal non-condemnation of the white supremacists, cosplaying fascists, and straight-up Nazis who swarmed Charlottesville this weekend (killing one young woman named Heather Heyer, and injuring many others), John Oliver moved on…

John Oliver shows how Trump’s border patrol plans put us on the edge of disaster

Look, we’ve all had some good, cathartic laughs at the expense of Donald Trump’s fascination with—yet profound misunderstanding of—his dream of a giant Game Of Thrones wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. Trump’s bragged about his fantasy wall’s un-climbable, impregnable perfection—while accidentally conceding that a coil…

John Oliver has a million-dollar idea to wipe Alex Jones’ crazy away on Last Week Tonight

After taking most of a very busy July off, John Oliver returned with a vengeance on Sunday’s Last Week Tonight. And although Oliver spent a few minutes fast-forwarding through the last few weeks’ of soul-poisoning Trump-itude (The Mooch, Steve Bannon’s suggested limberness, Trump toilet-tweeting a transgender military…