Last Week Tonight With John Oliver

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Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

Top Moments: Fallon Stands for Robin Williams and Big Brother's Grande Meltdown

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13. Best Affair to Remember: Bachelor in Paradise goes behind the scenes when contestant Michelle K. hooks up with a sound guy. But when producers find out and knock on their door, the sound guys freaks out and takes a page from a romantic comedy by jumping off the balcony. Wait, it gets better: He breaks his ankles. Interviewing him in the hospital Chris Harrison makes a point to ask...  Read Full Article

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Subscription | HBO GO Aired: 10/5/2014

Season 1, Episode 20
Guest: Jeff Goldblum. Topics: the 2022 Winter Olympics; civil forfeiture.

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Subscription | HBO GO Aired: 9/28/2014

Season 1, Episode 19
Topics: Drones; the budget shortfall in Kansas.

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Subscription | HBO GO Aired: 9/21/2014

Season 1, Episode 18
Guest: Kathy Griffin. Topics: the U.S. embargo against Cuba; Miss America 2015.

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Free | Xfinity Posted: 10/19/2014

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Top Moments: Fallon Stands for Robin Williams and Big Brother's Grande Meltdown

Our top moments of the week:

13. Best Affair to Remember: Bachelor in Paradise goes behind the scenes when contestant Michelle K. hooks up with a sound guy. But when producers find out and knock on their door, the sound guys freaks out and takes a page from a romantic comedy by jumping off the balcony. Wait, it gets better: He breaks his ankles. Interviewing him in the hospital Chris Harrison makes a point to ask... read more

Top Moments: Clinton Name-Drops In on Colbert, The Bridge Makes an Eye-Popping Move

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13. Worst Meltdown: The Power of Veto competition gives Zach one last chance to save himself in the Big Brother house and, as usual, he is over-confident. After failing to... read more

Top Moments: True Blood's Sucky Death and Triumph Poops on the World Cup

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13. Best Brushes with Death: Despite Mike's misgivings, Johnny goes undercover to befriend Carlos, a high-rolling criminal on Graceland. Just when it seems Johnny has won him over, Carlos challenges him to a "friendly" gun duel and of course cheat by drawing early. He's about to squeeze the trigger, when his concerned sister interrupts. Whew! Moments later, Johnny escapes death a second time when... read more

Top Moments: John Oliver Makes Us Laugh Talking About Net Neutrality

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11. Best Icebreaker: Jonah Hill has been apologizing for the wrong transgression this whole time. A day after his tearful mea culpa on The Tonight Show for using an anti-gay slur, the 22 Jump Street star drops by The Colbert Report, where... read more

John Oliver Previews New HBO Late-Night Series Last Week Tonight

John Oliver would like you to know that nobody is more surprised than he is that he has landed his own show on HBO. While he may not be a household name just yet, when Last Week Tonight With John Oliver — a satirical weekly news program — premieres on April 27, it will join the cable channel's distinguished Sunday-night ranks, which have included The Sopranos, Sex and the City, Game of Thrones, Girls and Veep.

"It's an odd piece of premium real estate — I feel like I'm polluting the landscape a bit," says the 36-year-old import, best known for his seven years as "senior British correspondent" on The Daily Show and the two months he spent filling Jon Stewart's chair when the anchor was away last summer. "It's like seeing a gigantic empty lot on Park Avenue and someone just built a tent on it. It's like, 'How did you get there?'"

Three weeks before his first broadcast, we sat down with the compulsively self-deprecating, lightning-witted comedian to find out the answer... read more

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Premiered: April 27, 2014, on HBO
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Premise: John Oliver's satirical look at the previous week's news, politics and headlines.

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