COMEDY

John Oliver Tells Us How To Avoid An Awful New Year's Eve

31/12/2014 16:33 GMT | Updated 31/12/2014 16:59 GMT

Comedy heavyweight John Oliver has finally said we all know deep down - New Year's Eve is rubbish.

Your friends will always expect you to go out, and everyone is always hoping it will be the best night of their lives, but it's never quite up to scratch.

"You're never truly prepared for how awful it is," he says, before launching into an incredibly useful list of ways to avoid putting up with the most disappointing social event of the year.

Top tip: It's mostly just lying.

He even reveals four special words to get you out of any awkward plans - "I'm doing a cleanse."