• Why John Oliver Hates April Fools’ Day And Takes ‘No Prank’ Pledge In New ‘Last Week Tonight’ Video

    You would think a comedian like John Oliver loves April Fools’ Day. Instead, the Last Week Tonight host posted a new video slamming the holiday and asking his viewers to take the “No Prank Pledge.” “April Fools’ Day is to comedy what St. Patrick’s Day is to Irish culture,” Oliver began. “That is to say, it is a mockery of the very concepts that usually ends in a fist fight.” John

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    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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    Watch: John Oliver’s ‘Last Week Tonight’ Video Gives Advice And Excuses For Avoiding New Year’s Eve Parties

    John Oliver is back with a new Last Week Tonight video, and this time he is taking aim at New Years’ Eve. More specifically, the parties we all attend to celebrate the calendar turn from December 31 to January 1. “New Year’s Eve is the worst,” John Oliver said in this online-only Last Week Tonight video. “It combines three of the least pleasant things known to mankind – forced interaction

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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 Says Student Debt Is Like STD… ‘Last Week Tonight’ Video Slams For-Profit Colleges

    John Oliver was back with a vengeance on Sunday’s Last Week Tonight. Previously the host attacked the male/female wage gap, hyperbolic Internet headlines, and the Ferguson police. So who was his latest target? Colleges, especially those created for profit. John Oliver’s latest takedown began with a conversation about student debt. Oliver showed PBS footage revealing that seven out of 10 graduating students last year left college in debt, and that

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    John Oliver Literally Destroys Pinata! Video Mocks Hyperbolic Internet Headlines About ‘Last Week Tonight’ Rants

    We may sometimes go a bit overboard in our coverage of John Oliver’s rants on Last Week Tonight. After all, some of his slams were strong enough to deserve a bit of hyperbole. But Oliver has apparently had enough of Internet writers and their exaggerated headlines. So much so that he made them the target of a web exclusive video this week. John Oliver particularly took aim at Huffington Post, which

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    John Oliver Reads Warren G. Harding Love Letters! Watch Video Of ‘Last Week Tonight’ Host Mocking Former President’s ‘Smutty F–k Notes’ To Mistress Carrie Fulton Phillips

    What exactly did Warren G. Harding do during his stint as United States president? No one really knows. But newly-released love letters revealed that his personal life was a lot more interesting than his politics. Naturally, this was the perfect topic of conversation for John Oliver’s latest episode of Last Week Tonight. Warren G. Harding sent these love letters to his mistress, Carrie Fulton Phillips, who was also his neighbor’s

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