John Oliver shows how sketchy rehabs can be about as useful as "pissing money up a fucking wall"

After a brief up-front recap of the week in Trump administration lunacy—congrats, John Bolton, for being so hair-trigger irresponsible that Donald-fucking-Trump had to walk back your latest foreign policy blunder—John Oliver spent most of this week’s Last Week Tonight exposing yet another shady, scam-happy group. In…

John Oliver enlists Wilmer Valderrama to profile a country more fucked up than ours

Considering what Last Week Tonight host John Oliver termed the “hurricane of shit” we in America have to deal with on a daily basis, it’s easy to forget that there are world governments even more corrupt, insane, and dysfunctional than the Trump administration. Take Venezuela, the subject of Oliver’s main story on…

No, John Oliver did not buy that Russell Crowe leather jockstrap—except he totally did

After his Tax Day main story exposé about the ridiculously evil lengths major corporations (Apple, Google, G.E.) continue to go to to avoid paying a fucking penny in taxes while—just for an example—hardworking freelancers sweat out how to make rent, John Oliver thought we could all use a little pick-me-up. (You’ve got…

John Oliver invites Rachel Dratch to help expose bullshit anti-choice "crisis pregnancy centers"

You know John Oliver has hooked into a good story when his Last Week Tonight audience starts intermittently crying out like they’re about to rush the stage. And since Oliver spent the bulk of Sunday’s episode exposing the mendacious tactics of anti-abortion “crisis pregnancy centers”—that employ every deceitful trick…

John Oliver and Jon Benjamin reveal the childish injustice of immigration courts on Last Week Tonight

Few issues are more heated these days than immigration. Especially since the United States government is in the hands of really, really racist people. Anyway, Last Week Tonight With John Oliver took on the issue with host Oliver’s signature blend of investigative reporting, comic hyperbole, and nonsense-puncturing…

Even the negative reviews of John Oliver's Marlon Bundo book are positive

Yesterday, we reported on the success of John Oliver and the Last Week Tonight writing staff’s latest viral stunt, which involved them producing a fully realized children’s book about Mike Pence’s family rabbit, Marlon Bundo, falling in love with another male rabbit and getting married. Given the rabidness of Oliver’s…

John Oliver hijacks homophobe Mike Pence's bunny book with a better one in A Day In The Life Of Marlon Bundo

With the chaos at the Trump White House mounting every single day to what seems like an inevitable flashpoint involving a constitutional crisis, impeachment, indictment, diversionary declaration of war, or simply a White House staffed with no one but Trump relatives and their wedding planners, it’s tempting to look…

Stephen Colbert and Paul Giamatti bring the saga of the presidential wax figure to a happy conclusion

On Wednesday’s Late Show to promote the return of his Showtime series Billions, Paul Giamatti sandwiched in the requisite promotional chat between some simpatico silliness with host Stephen Colbert. Reminiscing about when the two of them got in trouble with their publicists at a Television Critics Association presser…

John Oliver and Keegan-Michael Key rain on your Bitcoin-raining dreams on Last Week Tonight

At the beginning of his extended main story about the financial “Wild West” that is the burgeoning, huckster-crawling landscape of cryptocurrency on Sunday’s Last Week Tonight, John Oliver showed a clip of a guy in a blinking Bitcoin suit explaining what this new economic paradigm actually is. And, while Oliver…

After considering Italy's volcanically unstable political situation, John Oliver plots to Air Bud himself into office

One of the chief attractions of Last Week Tonight—apart from the weekly spectacle of John Oliver’s intermittent, British-accented, expertly calibrated, outraged freakouts—is its long-form treatments of issues beyond Donald Trump’s daily dump of laughably hateful bullshit. Oliver and his staff have made hilariously…

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…

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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…