John Oliver

John Oliver Shoots Salmon At Celebrities Including Jon Stewart And JJ Abrams Because Why Not?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.11.2014 | UK Comedy

Did you know that America has invented a salmon cannon for shooting, yes, salmon? No? Well, nor did John Oliver. Until now. And he's been havin...

John Oliver Hates Robot Store Assistants

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 06.11.2014 | UK Tech

Last Week Tonight has, quite frankly, taken over our evenings. As if The Bugle and the Daily Show weren't enough, John Oliver has created another outl...

A Beginner's Guide To Why Columbus Day Is 'America's Least Favourite Holiday'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.10.2014 | UK Comedy

The second Monday in October is an American holiday which "commemorates the landing of Christopher Columbus in the Bahamas in 1492 - beginning a long ...

John Oliver Ponders America's Obsession With Pumpkin Spice Lattes, 'The Coffee That Tastes Like A Candle'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.10.2014 | UK Comedy

It's that time of year again. That time when people - especially Americans - start to consume anything that's pumpkin-flavoured. Most notably: Starbuc...

John Oliver Explains English Football To David Letterman

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.10.2014 | UK Comedy

If the connection between English football leagues and 'Downton Abbey' had previously escaped you, then allow Birmingham-boy-done-good John Oliver to ...

John Oliver's Segment On American Drone Strikes Is Fascinating, Funny - And Terrifying

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.10.2014 | UK Comedy

Did you know that America recently carried out drone strikes in Waziristan and Yemen? Don't worry if your answer is 'no' - because as John Oliver p...

Indian PM Does Weird, Inexplicable Things On Visit To New York

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 30.09.2014 | UK

It's been quite the turnaround for controversial Indian prime minister Narendra Modi. The new leader was banned from entering the US until four mon...

‘How The F*** Is This Still Happening?' John Oliver Covers The Miss America Pageant

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.09.2014 | UK Comedy

Well, we say 'covers' - but it's more a case of 'investigates'. Because in covering the recent Miss America pageant, John Oliver decided to take a ...

John Oliver Begs Scotland To Stay, Despite That 'A***-Hole' David Cameron

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.09.2014 | UK Comedy

"Scotland and England have been involved in something of a 300-year arranged marriage... and I will be the first one to acknowledge: England has been ...

Who Should Tackle ISIS? John Oliver Has The Answer

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.09.2014 | UK Comedy

ISIS is rapidly spreading throughout the Middle East. One country needs to step up and take action. "Peru should really do something about this...

'We're All Going To Miss Those Horny Little F*** Lizards': John Oliver Pays Tribute To Russia's Sex Geckos

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.09.2014 | UK Comedy

'Last Week Tonight With John Oliver' launched the hashtag campaign #getthosegeckos in a bid to get Russia's five space geckos home safely. Sadly, i...

John Oliver Responds To His 'Fan Mail' - Also Known As 'YouTube Comments'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.09.2014 | UK Comedy

If, like us, you live outside of the good ol' US of A, then your viewing of John Oliver's weekly satirical show 'Last Week Tonight' - unless you have ...

John Oliver Nails It On Ferguson, Attacks The 'Tone-Deafness' And Militarisation Of The Police

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.08.2014 | UK Comedy

In which 'Last Week Tonight With John Oliver' covers the recent terrible events in Ferguson, Missouri - and uncovers a story which is, as the host say...

John Oliver Saves 'Sex Geckos' Lost On Russian Space Craft

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 04.08.2014 | UK Tech

John Oliver can do no wrong. Whether it's tackling the ills the prison system or just bringing Right Said Fred back together, we is using his HBO show...

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 01.09.2014 | 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...