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John Oliver Chides His Parent Company For Canceling ‘Batgirl’: “Burning Down My Network”

John Oliver took aim at his network’s parent company’s decision to shelve Batgirl. The Last Week Tonight host chided Warner Bros. Discovery for its controversial decision last week to dump the $90 million dollar project as a tax write-off. During a segment on unused COVID-19 vaccines, Oliver said, “We let the vaccine sit unused on […]

John Oliver Says Alex Jones Turned His Trial Into a “Circus”

Alex Jones turned his recent trial into a “circus,” John Oliver said on Sunday’s Last Week Tonight, which he argued is pretty much on brand. Jones, a conspiracy theorist, had claimed that the 2012 Sandy Hook massacre was a hoax. After standing trial, he was ordered to pay the parents of a 6-year-old boy killed […]

John Oliver Blasts Roe v. Wade Reversal: “What the Supreme Court Has Just Done Is Utterly Devastating”

Not surprisingly, Last Week Tonight host John Oliver wasted no time addressing the topic that has been at the forefront of the news cycle since Friday: the Supreme Court’s reversal of Roe v. Wade, the landmark ruling that made abortion legal in 1973. On Sunday’s edition of his HBO show, Oliver said the move is […]

John Oliver Weighs In on Jan. 6 Hearings and “Concerning” Number of GOP Primary Winners Still Claiming Election Fraud

John Oliver offered his take on the information coming out of the Jan. 6 House Committee hearings on Sunday’s Last Week Tonight. He started off by noting how John Eastman, a lawyer advising then-President Donald Trump during the deadly insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, who had pushed the idea that then-Vice President Mike Pence could […]

John Oliver Argues Against More Police in Schools in Wake of Texas Shooting

After a brief segment taking jabs at Prince Andrew and the U.K.’s Platinum Jubilee celebration honoring Queen Elizabeth II, John Oliver dove right into his main segment on Sunday night’s Last Week Tonight, arguing for increased gun control measures in the wake of the school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, last month. Noting that the National […]

John Oliver Slams GOP’s Election Denier, Nationalist Candidate in Pennsylvania Governor Race

Doug Mastriano’s ties aren’t the only thing John Oliver doesn’t like about the man who won the Republican nomination for Pennsylvania governor last week. But, to be fair, he really doesn’t like those ties. Mastriano, a state senator who was endorsed by former President Donald Trump in his current campaign, is known for wearing ties […]

John Oliver Blasts Alabama Law Blocking Gender-Affirming Care for Transgender Youth: “Absolutely Appalling”

John Oliver took on Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey and her state’s Vulnerable Child Compassion and Protection Act, aimed at transgender youth, on Sunday’s Last Week Tonight. The law made it a felony, punishable by up to 10 years in prison, to prescribe or administer gender-affirming medication to transgender minors to help affirm their new gender […]

John Oliver Blasts Supreme Court Over Roe v. Wade Reversal: “This Is a Fight for People’s Right to Have Control Over Their Bodies”

John Oliver went after the Supreme Court on Sunday’s Last Week Tonight following the recent news that it had reportedly voted to overturn Roe v. Wade, a move that would end the nationwide right to legal abortion. Oliver cited data showing that 25 percent of women have had an abortion, with 6 in 10 of […]

John Oliver Rips Florida Governor Over Elimination of Disney’s Special District: “He Didn’t Really Think This Through”

John Oliver isn’t necessarily upset that Disney will have to pay more taxes, but he’s got a big problem with the reason behind why Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis eliminated the company’s special privileges of self-government. Last month, DeSantis made the move against Disney, backed by Florida Republicans, as retaliation for Disney’s opposition to state’s so-called […]

John Oliver Takes on Dr. Oz and His “Sh— Show” Senate Campaign on ‘Last Week Tonight’

Not surprisingly, Donald Trump’s endorsement of Dr. Mehmet Oz in the Pennsylvania Senate — and Oz’s campaign itself — aren’t sitting well with John Oliver. The HBO late night talk show host showed a clip of the former president endorsing Oz ahead of the state’s Republican primary, in which Trump noted that Oz had been […]

John Oliver Gives Former Parent Company AT&T Two-Middle-Finger Sendoff

John Oliver isn’t done sticking it to AT&T. As of last Friday, HBO is officially no longer owned by the company — which Oliver has condescendingly referred to as “Business Daddy” — after Discovery and WarnerMedia officially closed their merger, creating a new media and entertainment giant called Warner Bros. Discovery. And Oliver couldn’t resist […]

John Oliver Criticizes O.J. Simpson for Weighing In on Will Smith’s Oscars Slap: “No One Wants to Hear From You on This”

John Oliver criticized O.J. Simpson for sharing his opinion about Will Smith slapping Chris Rock at last week’s Oscars. On Sunday’s episode of HBO’s Last Week Tonight, Oliver showed a video in which Simpson last week addressed the incident. Simpson tweeted the video from his account with the message: “He was wrong but I understand […]