Colbert and Daily Show fans, rejoice! This show nestles perfectly into their genre (well, it ought to, considering Oliver's previous work experience). But where I use Colbert and Stewart to keep up with the daily news, Oliver likes to pick important issues that maybe have been shunted off to the side in the mainstream media, and has the time (the show is an extra 10 minutes longer) to go in depth on the issue.
Thank you for bringing Michael Bolton to a new level of entertainment enlightenment. and god bless the IRS (yes, I mean that).
And last week was just as amazing. it BECOMES part of your shared concept with the rest of the world when he helps to understand WHISTLEBLOWING with dickpics. How can people think of that?
Tackling tough subjects with humor is the hallmark of Comedy Central's spawning ground for incredibly insightful news commentary. John Oliver has moved to HBO so he can use the F word and do full frontal nudity...well, something like that.
Trying to save the world one topic at a time. This is not really a comedy news show. He mentions a few happenings of the past weeks, but most of each episode is spent on a pet issue that is ruining the world and not getting any mainstream media coverage. His brilliance as a comic is what keeps it from being just plain depressing. I think what he is trying to do is absolutely wonderful. I also love the fact that he encourages audience participation. If only it weren't hidden away on pay cable.
I love this show! But then again, I love The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (for some reason, I don't care for The Colbert Report). In a world of constant bad news and blatant dishonesty, it's fun to get the happenings of the day with a sarcastic and hilarious undertone.
John Oliver Is The Best In His Field!! After Jon Stewart Retired, I Thought No One Could Fill His Shoes(And No One Ever Will), But John Is The Closest We Are Gonna Get. He Is Funny As Hell, Very Witty, And Dead Serious When It Comes To The Issues Being Discussed. He Has A Real Positive Impact On People's Lives, And That's The Best Thing Anyone Could Hope For!!
John Oliver's witty comedy is something no one should ever miss out on. He and his writing crew do a great job relaying news in a very quick and simple way, and they often bring things up that you never really think about on the daily (like chicken farmers). Most clips of this show are on YouTube, so you wouldn't have to worry about getting an HBO subscription.
A powerhouse of a new show. Last Week Tonight With John Oliver not only takes action against powerful groups and brings up little known, but significant issues about them, but it ushers viewers to take action as well. John Oliver's influence is certainly growing. Can't wait to see just how influential John Oliver becomes.
John oliver has done just what needed to be done with late night television. Instead of repeat gimicks, celebrity guests and silly games, he has turn surprising information, facts, and sad truths into something everyone can understand, while making us all laugh at how royally F***** our choices are. This is a must watch.
Oliver was always funny on The daily Show with Jon Stewart , but he has come into his own with his own show! he doesn't mind using the word Fuck instead of the Brit exclamation of Bloody , when he emphasizes a story that is some real Bull Shite or people who are full of the Shite !