Disclaimer: This post contains strong language.
If you haven’t seen the hilarity and truth-bomber that is John Oliver and his show Last Week Tonight, I highly encourage you to do so.
Here’s the link to Oliver’s channel on YouTube:
Oliver started out in stand-up comedy. You may also recognize him from the very funny show Community.
In July 2006, he joined The Daily Show with Jon Stewart as its Senior British Correspondent.
Admittedly, whilst watching The Daily Show, primarily in college, I didn’t like Oliver.
I thought he was immensely annoying!
Fast forward just a few years:
My, my, how things have changed.
Oliver is fucking BRILLIANT.
He struck gold with HBO.
The show started on April 27, 2014.
The best way I can describe the show’s popularity:
If you take a few minutes and just casually scroll through the uploads on his YouTube channel, almost every single episode has at least two million views.
And then, if you find his EPIC Donald Trump video, behold:
TWENTY-EIGHT MILLION views.
Yup, 28 million views since it was uploaded five months ago.
Aside from his humor and parodies, he’s a major truth-bomber.
Since Al and I started watching Last Week Tonight every week, about a year and a half ago, part of me has immediately wanted to pack up, leave southeastern Virginia, and head straight for New York to beg for a job on his staff.
I love what he does:
Researches the shit out of a topic, and then makes fun of it. With facts!
Last Week Tonight airs on HBO on Sunday nights at 11:00 p.m.
New episodes are uploaded to the YouTube channel on Mondays.
Here’s the links to a few of my favorite episodes:
- Net Neutrality
- Sex Education
- Civil Forfeiture
- Standardized Testing
- Debt Buyers
- Government Surveillance
- The IRS
Let me know what you think!
Did you watch The Daily Show with Jon Stewart?
Do you watch Last Week Tonight?
If you haven’t seen it, do you plan to start watching it?
If you have watched it, let me know what your favorite episode is!
Until the next headline, Laura Beth 🙂