Watch Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

"Last Week Tonight with John Oliver" is a new late-night talk show on HBO. The show is hosted by John Oliver, who is a British comedian. The show is a news satire program; the show holds a lot of similarities to Comedy Central's The Daily Show. John Oliver has said they most likely will do more international-related stories, since the show airs only once a week. The show has some famous guests such as Bill Nye, Tony Abbot, and Stephen Hawking.

The show has a two year contract with an option to extend the show if it is successful. The show is a 30-minute program, but there have been rumors of extending it to an hour. Also there have been rumors of the show airing multiple times a week, depending on the popularity of the program. The show is on every Sunday at 11:00 p.m.

Sunday 11:00 PM et/pt on HBO
4 Seasons, 119 Episodes
April 27, 2014
Comedy, News
Cast: John Oliver, David Kaye
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Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Full Episode Guide

  • [HBO] HD. John Oliver hosts this comedy series that takes a satirical look at the week in news, politics and current events.

  • [HBO] HD. Main story: Economic development; plus, the latest on "Stupid Watergate;" And Now: Morning Shows Celebrating Halloween; the USPS on TV.

  • Main story: Floods; plus, opioid epidemic; Alabama Senate Republican candidate Roy Moore; Australian vote on legalizing same-sex marriage; And Now: Meat Loaf Butchering "America the Beautiful."

  • Main story: Equifax; plus, Harvey Weinstein scandal; Trump's latest strikes at Obamacare and the Iran nuclear deal; And Now: Pumpkin Spice Latte.

  • Main story: Confederate symbols are still celebrated despite the ugly history they symbolize; plus, Rex Tillerson reportedly calls Trump a 'moron'; Theresa May and Harvey Weinstein's bad week.

  • Main story: Forensic science flaws; plus, Trump's response to Puerto Rico; tax reform plan; And Now: Guy Fieri Gives a Surprisingly Detailed Tour of His Favorite Place on Earth.

  • Big businesses are getting even bigger thanks to a rise in corporate mergers--and that could make you want to destroy your cable box.

  • Main story: As nuclear tensions continue to escalate between the U.S. and North Korea, LWT enlists ''Weird Al'' Yankovic to perform some accordion-based diplomacy; plus, bipartisan criticism of Trump's failure to explicitly condemn white supremacists at Virginia rally.

  • Main story: Trump's plan to hire 5,000 more Border Patrol agents could lead to corruption and misconduct; plus, Trump's leaked phone calls; Stephen Miller's feud with the press.

  • Main story: Alex Jones; plus, Trump Transgender military ban; Sen. McCain's dramatic Obamacare repeal vote; amusing press coverage of Anthony Scaramucci's expletive-filled interview.

  • Main story: Sinclair Broadcast Group's conservative takeover of local TV news; plus, Trump's travel ban; and Last Week Tonight unveils its collection of presidential wax statues and brings Warren G. Harding's incredible life story to the big screen.

  • Main story: vaccines; plus, Trump on Comey tapes; health-care bill update; And Now: The Ongoing Controversy Over WNEP 16 Scranton's Backyard Train.

  • The Senate Republicans' quiet progress on a new version of the American Health Care Act; increasing issues surrounding the coal mining industry in the United States.

  • The new discoveries from former FBI Director James Comey's testimony; the U.K.'s process of leaving the European Union after a divisive election.

  • Topics include the position of Londoners after the recent terrorist attacks, Russian President Vladimir Putin's response to accusations of U.S. election hacking and the implications of President Donald Trump's decision to leave the Paris Agreement.

  • A week of bad news in Washington, D.C., for the White House, including Donald Trump's disclosure of classified information to the Russians, James Comey's memos and the Trump-Russia investigation, is discussed.

  • Main story: kidney dialysis; plus, Trump's firing of FBI director James Comey; an update on New Zealand/Eminem lawsuit; And Now: Terrible Pizzas That New Zealand Prime Minister Bill English Would Probably Enjoy.

  • Topics include Eminem's copyright infringement lawsuit against the ruling party of New Zealand, the U.S. House of Representatives' hasty approval of the AHCA, and how the chief of the FCC threatens the future of net neutrality.

  • Main story: Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner hold an incredible amount of political power. That's troubling considering their lack of experience; plus, Trump's confusing policy toward North Korea; Turkish referendum gives sweeping new powers to their president; Bill O'Reilly: A Life in Television.

  • Main story: The presidential election in France could determine the political future of Europe; plus, Sean Spicer's latest gaffe; Trump on the U.S. missile strike in Syria and the use of the 'MOAB' in Afghanistan.

  • Examining the varied media reactions to President Trump's missile strike in Syria; in the midst of sexual harassment allegations, Fox News loses advertisers; the effects of gerrymandering on voters.

  • Main story: the U.S. Federal Budget; plus, Trump's awkward meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and more; And Now: Morning News Shows Celebrating St. Patrick's Day Literally the Only Way They Know How; And Now: A Special St. Patrick's Day Moment From Fox & Friends; traffic zebras in Bolivia.

  • Topics include international reactions to International Women's Day, what WikiLeaks revealed about the CIA and a detailed look at the potential impact of the American Health Care Act.

  • John Oliver heads to India to talk to the Dalai Lama about Tibet.

  • Last week's activities of the Trump administration including plans to crack down on immigration and the withdrawal of federal guidelines on transgender bathroom use; the current status of the Affordable Care Act; Supreme Court update.

  • President Trump's domination of the week's news cycle overshadows other news including the assassination of Kim Jong Un's half-brother and the possible motives behind President Trump's soft spot for Russia and Vladmir Putin.

  • Donald Trump spreads a lot of false information thanks to his daily consumption of morning cable news. If only we could sneak some facts into the president’s media diet.

  • Main story: The results of U.S. presidential election and President-Elect Trump.

  • All about multi-level marketing companies, winners and losers, and updates on the US presidential election.

  • Main story: The troubling trend towards school resegregation; plus, the latest developments in the Presidential election.

  • Main story: U.S. opioid addiction; plus, the final Presidential debate; And Now: You'll Never Guess What Chris Matthews' Favorite Movie Is; People Who Somehow Got Elected: Glenn Grothman.

  • Main story: Third-party candidates Gary Johnson and Jill Stein; plus, Donald Trump; And Now: The Most Patient Man on Television: 2016 Election Edition.

  • Main story: the case for closing Guantanamo Bay prison; plus, fallout from the leaked Trump tape; the Chechen leader's 'Apprentice'-style reality TV show.

  • The issues of police accountability and police reform, the latest presidential debate and and Wells Fargo follow up.

  • Clinton and Trump controversies that haunt them on the campaign trail. The Keith Lamont Scott shooting and the Wells Fargo accounts scandal.

  • Charter schools in the U.S.; the Ryan Lochte Olympic scandal; and Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign are discussed.

  • Main segment: Car finance and subprime lending.Segments: Donald Trump controversies, American Petroleum Institute lobbying.

  • Main segment: Decline of newspapers in the United States.Segments: 2016 Summer Olympics opening ceremony.

  • Main segment: 2016 Democratic National Convention.Segments: Voter ID laws in the United States, 2016 Turkish purges.

  • Main segment: 2016 Republican National Convention.Segments: 2016 Democratic vice presidential selection, Boris Johnson being named as UK Foreign Secretary, campaign songs.

  • Main segment: 2016 Summer Olympics and doping in sports.Segments: Aftermath of the United Kingdom EU membership referendum.

  • Main segment: United Kingdom European Union membership referendum, 2016.Segments: 2016 Orlando nightclub shooting, National Rifle Association, Dickey-Wicker Amendment.

  • John Oliver Covers Ins and Outs of Retirement Plans: Saving for retirement means navigating a potential minefield of high fees and bad advice - Last Week Tonight is here to help.

  • John Oliver Takes On Debt Buyers: Companies that purchase debt on the cheap will aggressively collect on it. 'Last Week Tonight' took a hands-on approach to addressing this issue.

  • Last Week Tonight Tackles U.S. Primaries and Caucuses: The United States selection process for presidential nominees is convoluted -- to say the least. Nevertheless, John Oliver reminds Americans that the "middle of the game" is the worst possible time to change the rules.

  • John Oliver on 911 Reliability: Things you never want to hear: there are no guarantees when you call 911. Emergency call centers are in desperate need of funding and new technology, so "no guarantees" is the unfortunate reality.

  • John Oliver on Sticking to the Facts: Media outlets often report new findings from scientific studies, but how many are true?

  • Puerto Rico is suffering a massive debt crisis. Lin-Manuel Miranda joins John Oliver to call for relief.

  • Lead poisoning is a national problem. If only lawmakers were as concerned as the puppets on Sesame Street.

  • Credit reports play a surprisingly large role in our lives, but even more surprising is how often they contain critical mistakes. John Oliver helps credit agencies see why this is a problem.

  • Lawmakers have to raise money to keep their jobs, but a surprising amount of their job now consists of raising money. John Oliver sits down with Congressman Steve Israel to discuss the costs of political spending.

  • Donald Drumpf wants to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. Is his plan feasible?

  • Strong encryption poses problems for law enforcement, is weakening it worth the risks it presents? It's...complicated.

  • Special districts spend more public money than all city governments combined. That's odd considering most of us don't know they exist.

  • Our main story was about Donald Trump. We can't believe we're saying that either.

  • Abortion is theoretically legal, but some states make it practically inaccessible. And how is Hollywood whitewashing still a thing?

  • John talks about Scalia's love of the Letter of the Law, Chipotle's avian mascot, and how Voter ID laws should be applied to those who write them.

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John Oliver Regrets Confronting Dustin Hoffman

But it's not because Oliver thinks Hoffman didn't deserve it.

Alec Baldwin Doesn't Like John Oliver's Show (or Does He?)

Baldwin criticized show's like Oliver's for their tough confrontation of recent sexual harassment issues.

John Oliver Spars with Dustin Hoffman Over Sexual Harassment Claims

The HBO host confronted the veteran actor about allegations during a panel discussion.

John Oliver Has a Warning for French Voters

Don't make the same mistake Americans did, he says.

John Oliver Mocks Trump and O'Reilly at the Same Time

The host makes an ad to educate both men on the meaning of sexual harassment.

John Oliver Returns with Scathing Attack on Nunes

HBO's political show host comes back from hiatus, and he's as feisty as ever.

John Oliver Asks Edward Snowden About Dick Pics in Challenging Interview

John Oliver kept it light but also took Snowden to task on what he's done.

Watch John Oliver Launch Fish at Everyone on TV

Jon Stewart, Jimmy Fallon, Joel McHale, Dwight Howard...nobody is safe from the Salmon Cannon.

John Oliver Rants Against Pumpkin Spice Everything [VIDEO]

Finally, a topic we can all agree on!

Watch John Oliver Eviscerate Dr. Oz Over Fake Diet Pills

Dr. Oz, meet Dr. Oliver. Okay, so comedian John Oliver isn't actually a doctor, but he is a pretty smart guy. Smart enough to know that the "miracle" diet pills that Dr. Oz endorses on his show are completely useless, anyway. Dr. Oz had a rough week when he went in front of a Congressional panel for a hearing about Pure Green Coffee Beans and Oz's endorsement of them on his television show.

John Oliver's HBO Series Pulls Strong Ratings Thanks to 'Game of Thrones,' Available to Watch Online Free

Looks like John Oliver owes the Lannisters a debt of his own. "Last Week Tonight," HBO's newest offering, pulled in strong ratings in its 11pm time slot following "Game of Thrones," "Silicon Valley" and "Veep" with one million viewers, actually improving on its lead-in. "Game of Thrones" likely contributed to both shows with a very strong 6.

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