• John Oliver Takes Down Municipal Violation Fines In ‘Last Week Tonight’ Video, Inspires #ShutDownTheFuckBarrel Hashtag

    On the most recent episode of Last Week Tonight, John Oliver slammed America’s system for fining municipal violations.  And his attack inspired the Twitter hashtag #ShutDownTheFuckBarrel. “We have all committed municipal violations,” Oliver began. “And if you’ve never gotten a ticket for one, congratulations on not getting caught.” Indeed, everyone in America has had to pay one of these small fines at some point in their lives. But while this

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    John Oliver’s NCAA Tournament Takedown Was Awesome! (Video)

    It’s not exactly breaking news that the NCAA exploits its athletes. But with the March Madness college basket tournament starting this week, John Oliver thought it would be a good time to make the organization his next target. So he slammed the NCAA in a scathing segment on Sunday’s Last Week Tonight. “There is nothing inherently wrong with a sporting tournament making huge amounts of money,” John Oliver began on

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    John Oliver Calls Cookie Monster ‘Biscuit Monster’ In ‘Furchester Hotel’ Video; Watch Cookie Monster Freak Out When He Thinks There’s No Cookies In England

    John Oliver has now taken his brand of humor to Furchester Hotel, a British offshoot of Sesame Street featuring Elmo and Cookie Monster. The Last Week Tonight host appears in a new video where he tells Cookie Monster that cookies are known as biscuits across the pond. And Cookie Monster freaks out just as you would expect. The video, which promotes the new Sesame Workshop series, starts out innocently enough.

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    John Oliver Calls Out ‘Broken’ American Prison System! ‘Last Week Tonight’ Video Includes Puppets To Discuss Drug Laws And More

    How do you make Americans care about the country’s terrible prison system? If you’re John Oliver, you use adorable puppets, of course. John Oliver tackled this issue on Sunday’s episode of Last Week Tonight. The former Daily Show correspondent began by noting just how crowded America’s prisons are. Much of this jail population growth has occurred over the last four decades, as the country now has eight times as many

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