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British comedian John Oliver to debut ‘Last Week Tonight’ on HBO in late April

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – John Oliver, the British comedian whose career took off as the nonchalant news correspondent on “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,” will debut his new HBO series “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” on April 27, the network said on Wednesday. The half-hour show to air…

John Oliver reams wealthy, entitled ‘dweebs’ at tech awards show: ‘F*ck you, straight away’

“Daily Show” alumnus John Oliver emceed the annual “Crunchie” awards on Tuesday night, but was apparently not feeling any great love toward the assembled crowd of tech industry elites. “F*ck you, straight away,” he said by way of greeting as he took the stage. “It is once again an honor,”…

Stewart’s autopsy on Weiner’s campaign: ‘It’s more like how an episode of COPS would end’

Jon Stewart joined Daily Show colleague John Oliver in doing a final appraisal of former Rep. Anthony Weiner’s (D-NY) fall from both grace and the lead in the New York City Democratic mayoral primary, which ended with Weiner avoiding his “amateur pornstar virtual mistress stalker” Sydney Leathers by speeding away…

Colbert: ‘If America was concerned with shooting people, we’d be invading Chicago’

Stephen Colbert returned from his two-week hiatus last night and opened with a cutting critique of John Oliver and his English accent, before moving on to criticize the Obama administration for its clumsy handling of the escalation of the war with Syria. “I don’t ‘sprechen sie Italiano,” he said, “but…

John Oliver on San Diego Mayor Bob Filner: F*ck this guy!

Thursday night on The Daily Show, John Oliver “tidied things up” for Jon Stewart by following up on some of the previous stories he had covered. One such story was the continuing sexual harassment scandal involving San Diego Mayor Bob Filner. Oliver joked that Filner looked like “the Joker” from…

John Oliver: ‘Stop and frisk’ like catch and release fishing — but all the fish are brown

Tuesday night on The Daily Show, host John Oliver ripped into New York City’s stop-and-frisk policy, which allows police officers to detain and search anyone they suspect of a crime. Oliver noted the vast amount of people subjected to stop-and-frisks were black or Hispanic. Daily Show correspondent Jessica Williams —…

John Oliver: You do not pair a penis with red wine

Monday night on The Daily Show, host John Oliver proved that Australia’s presidential elections were just as much of a gaffe-filled fun-fest as America’s presidential elections. Why venture into Australian politics? Oliver hoped the demonstration would make Americans cut down the current election season from four years to one month.…

John Oliver highlights the epidemic of rape in the U.S. military

Sexual assault in the military is so bad that the do-nothing Congress is actually doing something, The Daily Show host John Oliver said Thursday night. President Barack Obama has called for members of the military found guilty of rape to face severe consequences. Some judges, however, have claimed Obama’s statement…

John Oliver rips into Republicans over their ‘sharknado of voter suppression’

Don’t worry about the political “clown car” of 2016 presidential candidates, The Daily Show host John Oliver said Monday, because you won’t be able to vote anyway. Oliver discovered there was a “sharknado of voter suppression” sweeping across the nation thanks to the Supreme Court and Republican-controlled state legislatures. Republicans…

John Oliver mocks sleaze factory Anthony Weiner over latest sexting scandal

Wednesday night on The Daily Show, host John Oliver gleefully mocked New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner over his latest sexting scandal. “He did it again? Why did he even need to do that? Who did he think had possibly not seen his photo from last time?” Oliver remarked.…

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