Last Week Tonight With John Oliver
Just like the nightly news. Only weeklier!
One of the funniest and most refreshing personalities to hit the TV scene, John Oliver stars in a new season of his acclaimed half-hour Emmy®-winning Sunday-night series. A satirical look at the week in news, politics and current events, as well as addressing broader issues, Last Week Tonight – the only weekly news-oriented comedy series presented on Sunday night – provides Oliver with a unique platform to offer up his singular perspective and distinct voice to any number of social, political or existential issues. Drawing upon an array of clips from recent news reports and other sources, each of the 30 Season 4 editions will be shot in New York within hours of airing on HBO, and will feature a mix of Oliver’s topical commentary, pre-taped pieces and occasional guests.
An Emmy®- and Writer’s Guild Award-winning writer, John Oliver was previously a correspondent for ‘The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,’ joining the show in 2006. He first came to prominence as a cutting-edge political stand-up performer in the UK with a string of TV appearances and sold-out solo shows at the Edinburgh Festival. Oliver won the Breakout Award at the Aspen Comedy Festival in 2007 and went on to write and star in the Comedy Central stand-up special ‘John Oliver: Terrifying Times,’ followed by the series ‘John Oliver’s New York Stand Up Show,’ which he has hosted for four seasons. With longtime collaborator Andy Zaltzman, Oliver co-writes and co-presents the popular weekly satirical podcast The Bugle, which currently receives more than 500,000 downloads a month. He also has a recurring role on the comedy series ‘Community.’ In the summer of 2013, Oliver’s tenure as guest host on ‘The Daily Show with Jon Stewart’ earned strong critical reviews.