John Oliver

British Comedian Gives Snowden His Most Uncomfortable Interview Yet

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 06.04.2015 | UK

NEW YORK -- In a remarkable coup for the British comedian, Sunday’s episode of "Last Week Tonight" featured John Oliver grilling whistleblower Edwar...

John Oliver Wants Us All To Take A 'No Prank Pledge' This April Fool's Day

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.03.2015 | UK Comedy

"April Fool's Day is to comedy what St Patrick's Day is to Irish culture," says John Oliver. And it's hard to disagree with that. He also thinks t...

John Oliver Perfectly Tears Apart The Idea Of Daylight Savings Time

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 10.03.2015 | UK Comedy

Do you know why we turn the clocks backwards and forwards every year? We all thought it was something to do with farmers, to give them extra light or ...

Labour Should Entice Female Voters With A 'Pretty Princess Pony'

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 23.02.2015 | UK Comedy

NEW YORK -- The controversy surrounding Labour’s much-maligned “Barbie Bus” crossed the Atlantic on Sunday, with John Oliver delivering a comic ...

British Sitcom Edges Towards New Nadir

Adam Benjamin | Posted 12.04.2015 | UK Comedy
Adam Benjamin

Swimer clearly has talent, but is apparently prepared to operate well within its bounds. And unlike Mrs Brown, the result has no shortage of illustrious fans. Have expectations really fallen so low?

Briton Tells America What The Super Bowl Means To The Rest Of The World

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 31.01.2015 | UK Comedy

John Oliver told America exactly what it’s like for the rest of the world to watch the Super Bowl. Appearing on 'The Late Show with David Letterm...

How To Get Out Of Awful New Year's Eve Plans

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 31.12.2014 | UK Comedy

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, a...

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...