John Oliver

John Oliver Tackles America's Prison Problem

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.07.2014 | UK Comedy

Nearly one in 100 Americans is behind bars - no, really - and as John Oliver points out, many are there on drug charges, and "our drug laws do seem to...

John Oliver Explains Income Equality, Destroys Right-Wing Sceptics

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.07.2014 | UK Politics

Income inequality is the "defining challenge of our time," according to none other than Barack Obama. Unsurprisingly, those on the right have ludic...

Monty Python Cameo Confirms Stephen Hawking as Pop Culture's Ultimate Science Icon

Alice Bonasio | Posted 03.07.2014 | UK Comedy
Alice Bonasio

Having been one of the lucky ones to snap up a ticket for the opening night of Monty Python's live comeback show yesterday, I still have Always Look on the Bright Side of Life stuck in my head. But just when I thought that penis-shaped swirly canons expelling a stream of frothy bubbles all over the audience was as Pythonish as you could go, it got even better.

John Oliver Attacked By Anti-Gay Pastor For 'Malicious LGBT Propaganda'

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 07.07.2014 | UK

John Oliver, the British comedian currently putting right-wing, corporate and religious hypocrisy to the sword every Sunday night on HBO, has been rou...

WATCH: John Oliver Takes On Hobby Lobby And Companies Who Want Religious Rights

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.07.2014 | UK Comedy

Should companies have the same rights as people? That's been the issue at the heart of the US Supreme Court's ruling on Monday that corporations are n...

WATCH: Dick Tickler, Ralph Minge And More - Real Footballers' Names Or Just Made Up?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.06.2014 | UK Comedy

And by 'footballer' we do of course mean 'soccer player'. We are, after all, as British as John Oliver. And we reckon we would have fared about...

John Oliver 'Will Be Killed By Robots' Says Stephen Hawking

The Huffington Post UKr | Michael Rundle | Posted 17.06.2014 | UK Tech

John Oliver's list of enemies keeps growing. Last week he risked the ire of global mega evil conglomerate and sporting federation FIFA. This week, it'...

WATCH: John Oliver Blasts The Washington Redskins

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.06.2014 | UK Comedy

Prompted by President Obama's visit to an Indian reservation - and an advert due to air this week during the NBA finals - 'Last Week Tonight With John...

WATCH: John Oliver Explains The World Cup And FIFA To Americans

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.06.2014 | UK Comedy

John Oliver is "both excited and extremely conflicted" about the World Cup. Why? Because he loves the tournament - but it's run by FIFA. Take it...

WATCH: Australia's PM Tony Abbott, Summed Up For Americans

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.06.2014 | UK Comedy

A bloody marvellous beginner's guide to the Australian Prime Minister, Tony Abbott, made for - and by - Americans. Well, Americans and John Oliver...

WATCH: John Oliver Vs America's Cable Companies

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.06.2014 | UK Comedy

In which 'Last Week Tonight With John Oliver' tackles the issue of net neutrality - or rather, America's hugely powerful cable companies trying to avo...

WATCH: John Oliver On Your Right To Be Forgotten By Google

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.05.2014 | UK Comedy

The EU recently ruled that Google users have a 'right to be forgotten' by the search engine. John Oliver covered the topic on Sunday night's 'Last ...

John Oliver Nails Climate Change Deniers On HBO Show

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 12.05.2014 | UK Comedy

British comedian John Oliver set about dismantling those who deny climate change on his HBO show Last Week Tonight on Sunday evening, following last w...

WATCH: Clips From John Oliver's Very First 'Last Week Tonight'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.04.2014 | UK Comedy

John Oliver's new weekly topical comedy show 'Last Week Tonight' debuted on US television on Sunday night. In it, the former 'Daily Show' corresponde...

WATCH: John Oliver Returns To The Daily Show (Briefly)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.05.2014 | UK Comedy

In which Britain's very own John Oliver talks to former boss Jon Stewart about his new lifestyle, now that he's got a weekly show starting on HBO, wh...

The British Boy's Done Good! Watch The Trailer For John Oliver's US Show

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.03.2014 | UK Comedy

He got rave reviews for his stint as the host of 'The Daily Show' last summer - and now the trailer for his very own late-night series has arrived. ...

WATCH: John Oliver's Best Moments As Daily Show Host

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.08.2013 | UK Comedy

A tip of the hat to our American cousins over at HuffPost Comedy for this: a compilation of John Oliver's finest moments while hosting 'The Daily Show...

WATCH: Louis C.K. On The Royal Baby

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.07.2013 | UK Comedy

Want to know the wonderful Louis C.K.'s take on the momentous royal birth? Well, now you can, thanks to this interview with John Oliver on 'The Daily ...

WATCH: John Oliver And The Daily Show Cover The Royal Baby

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.07.2013 | UK Comedy

"Finally, we have a member of the royal family that actually has an excuse for being a toothless, petulant, useless human being.” Yes, the only ...

Apple Announces 1 Billion Podcast Subscriptions In iTunes

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 22.09.2013 | UK Tech

Although its $50 billion App Store stats might be a little sexier, Apple has announced a major milestone for that forgotten child of iTunes - podcasti...

WATCH: John Oliver's First 'Daily Show' - How Did He Do?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.06.2013 | UK Comedy

Britain's own John Oliver stepped into Jon Stewart's hosting shoes on 'The Daily Show' for the first time on Monday night - and you can get a glimpse ...

Q&A: John Oliver Prepares To Step Into Jon Stewart's Shoes

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.08.2013 | UK Entertainment

“Don’t worry, it’s still going to be everything that you love about 'The Daily Show', just without the thing that you love the most about it,”...

John Oliver - And 10 Other British Comics Who Have Made It In America

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.05.2013 | UK Comedy

Britain's very own John Oliver just went from big to bigger - with the news that he'll be standing in for Jon Stewart when the 'Daily Show' host takes...

This Just In: 'The Daily Show' Returning To UK TV

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 26.06.2012 | UK Comedy

This just in: The Daily Show With Jon Stewart is coming back to British TV screens. Yes, after years of being unable to watch the show/watch it fo...

What We Have Learned This Week: Hosni Mubarak is a Natural-Born Opinion-Splitter

Andy Zaltzman | Posted 21.08.2012 | UK Comedy
Andy Zaltzman

Hosni Mubarak, the former 29-time Egyptian President Of The Year, has this week had the world bickering over whether or not (and to what extent) he is or isn't still alive, just as, for so many years, he had had the self-same planet squabbling over whether or not (and to what extent) he was or wasn't a goodie or a baddie.