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Last Week Tonight with John Oliver 

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Former Daily Show host and correspondent John Oliver brings his persona to this new weekly news satire program.
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John Oliver Laments the Trickiness of Emmys Competition

John Oliver, who earned a pair of 2019 Emmys, talks about what it's like to compete against people and programs that you really like.

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John Oliver ...  Himself - Host / ... 168 episodes, 2014-2019
David Kaye ...  Voice Over / ... 102 episodes, 2014-2019
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With his insightful wit and fearless candor, comedian John Oliver, formerly of the The Daily Show (1996), reviews the crazy current affairs happening in America and around the world. In doing so, he provides a wry perspective that punctures pomposity and cuts through all pretensions with comically outrageous audacity. In doing so, he can get to the heart of the matter of the world's most serious and absurd problems with plenty of laughs along the way. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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Just like the nightly news. Only weeklier. See more »

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27 April 2014 (USA) See more »

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Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (2014) won the 2018 Emmy Award in the Outstanding Variety Talk Series category. See more »

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John Oliver - Host: [Repeated Line] Welcome, welcome, welcome to Last Week Tonight! I'm John Oliver; thank you so much for joining us! Just time for a quick recap of the week.
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Weekly awesome energy infused injection of peace and discussion!
12 May 2014 | by meltinzoneSee all my reviews

The insane level of awesome energy John Oliver feeds the viewer can almost be felt! John cuts through the bullshit and touches on real news.

There's something about this show that I really genuinely like (and I'm an Australian). Perhaps it's the way most of us would like to already live in a world that does good and makes fun of the stupid and absurd, a bit like Japan perhaps!? Well John Oliver has us covered. Each week a much needed hit of vitality and rejuvenation gets subtly unveiled, then straight up sucker punched to us.

The views on issues are sublime, as though John has been on our planet in a future time of peace, then come back to help lube us all through the hole we're already headed for, the peace hole. The energy and views on the show are just like a pick me up to make us go a tiny bit faster.

I've just watched episode 3 and that episode alone sums up the type of people, media and just the general positive peaceful way I'd like to see humanity head.

10/10 for the sole fact we need to take a look at ourselves in a mirror and thankfully John Oliver's right there, holding up the mirror for us! If you enjoyed Chasers War On Everything, Newsroom, Real Time with Bill Maher or a slew of other 'younger trend news~ish' shows, I'd say this is well worth a look!


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