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John Oliver challenges FCC head Tom Wheeler to prove he’s not a ‘f*cking baby-eating dingo’

ON HBO’s Last Week Tonight, host John Oliver stepped up his battle with the Federal Communications Commission over net neutrality, challenging FCC head Tom Wheeler to prove that he is not a dingo. Previously, Oliver pointed out that cable companies were attempting to gain advantage over consumers through “Internet f*ckery”…

How John Oliver started a political satire revolution

In just six weeks of his show Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, the British satirist has become a star of the counter-culture, playfully taking aim at FIFA and the National Security Agency – and pushing the boundaries of comedy First it was former National Security Agency director General Keith…

FCC website crashes thanks to John Oliver’s call to action on net neutrality

FCC Comment Page Buckles To Its Knees After John Oliver Asks Everyone To Comment (via Techdirt) On Monday morning, we wrote about John Oliver’s brilliant report on net neutrality, which ended with a stirring “call to action” for internet commenters to tell the FCC why it should preserve a free…

John Oliver: Ukraine and Russia went to war this weekend, and a bearded diva won

On HBO’s Last Week Tonight, host John Oliver explained to American audiences how Europe resolves their differences each year with the Eurovision Song Contest, calling the performances “3-minute songtastrophes” before celebrating the winner, bearded diva Conchita Wurst. “Let me explain. There is a thing called the Eurovision Song Contest. It…

John Oliver pits Bill Nye and 96 scientists against 3 climate change-denying ‘dudes’

Addressing a recently released report on climate change, John Oliver invited the ubiquitous Bill Nye the Science Guy on to Last Week Tonight to debate a generic climate change denier before adding more panel members to mathematically represent scientific consensus. Following clips of news anchors and President Barack Obama pointing…

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…

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