Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

IMDb  7.9   2014 6 Seasons

A half-hour satirical look at the week in news, politics and current events.

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Seasons & Episodes

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver has 6 seasons with a total of 179 episodes.

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Season 6 - Episode 30

Episode 179

Main story: 2020 United States Census; plus, the impeachment inquiry against Donald Trump and Chiitan. Guests: Hugh Bonneville, Seth Meyers.

Season 6 - Episode 29

Episode 178

After winning a legal battle involving a coal executive and a giant squirrel, John Oliver explains how SLAPP suits are designed to stifle public dissent.

Season 6 - Episode 28

Episode 177

John Oliver discusses how voting machines work, how they don’t, and how we can fix them.

Season 6 - Episode 27

Episode 176

John Oliver discusses the alarming decision to pull U.S. troops away from the border between Turkey and Syria.

Season 6 - Episode 26

Episode 175

John talks about Weather forecasting, Barry Lee Myers and the National Weather Service

Season 6 - Episode 25

Episode 174

John Oliver discusses China’s one-child policy, and all its consequences, intended and not.

Season 6 - Episode 24

Episode 173

Compounding pharmacies create medication tailored to the specific needs of individual patients. John Oliver explains why this small corner of the drug market can cause big problems.

Season 6 - Episode 23

Episode 172

Legal immigration is a term which was repeated throughout the Trump presidency. But John Oliver explains its absurdity as well as why people resort to illegal means to enter the country. He breaks down all the four ways a person can enter USA legally: Family, Employment, Good Luck (Visa Lottery), Bad Luck (Refugee).

Season 6 - Episode 22

Filibuster

John Oliver explains why filibusters exist, why they shouldn't, and why it's stupid to drink coffee like a cat.

Season 6 - Episode 21

Bias in Medicine

John Oliver discusses the roles that gender and racial bias can play in medical treatment.

Season 6 - Episode 20

Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov

John Oliver takes a look at the president of Turkmenistan, a dangerous autocrat with some notably strange obsessions.

Season 6 - Episode 19

Prison Labor

John Oliver explains how prisoners make and spend money, and how companies can profit at the expense of their families.

Season 6 - Episode 18

Boris Johnson

John Oliver explains how Britain’s new prime minister, Boris Johnson, has succeeded – not despite his bumbling persona, but often because of it.

Season 6 - Episode 17

Warehouses

It’s easy to buy things online, and even easier not to think about how they get to you. John Oliver discusses what happens when you click “buy now.”

Season 6 - Episode 16

Everest

Climbing Mount Everest has become dangerously popular. John Oliver explains why.

Season 6 - Episode 15

Impeachment

With a national conversation underway about the possibility of impeachment, John Oliver discusses whether the benefits outweigh the potential risks.

Season 6 - Episode 14

Equal Rights Amendment

There’s still nothing in our constitution that explicitly prohibits sex discrimination. John Oliver talks about how to fix that.

Season 6 - Episode 13

Medical Devices

John Oliver discusses the medical device industry, which is a huge business with a hugely troubling lack of regulation.

Season 6 - Episode 12

Death Investigations

America’s system for conducting death investigations is a mess. John Oliver explains why we should all be a little more concerned about fixing it.

Season 6 - Episode 11

Green New Deal

With the Green New Deal sparking a national conversation about all the ways to combat climate change, John Oliver looks at a few potential solutions.

Season 6 - Episode 10

Lethal Injections

John Oliver discusses the lethal injection process, which is definitely not as pleasant as talking about a squeaking frog.

Season 6 - Episode 9

Mueller Report

Following the release of the Mueller Report, John Oliver discusses what we’ve learned.

Season 6 - Episode 8

Opioids II

Following some recent revelations about the role of large companies in America’s ongoing opioid epidemic, John Oliver takes another look at the crisis.

Season 6 - Episode 7

Mobile Homes

Mobile homes may seem like an affordable housing option, but large investment companies are making them less and less so.

Season 6 - Episode 6

WWE

John Oliver discusses how the WWE takes care of its wrestlers — and how it doesn’t.

Season 6 - Episode 5

Public Shaming

John Oliver talks about the power of public shaming, good and bad.

Season 6 - Episode 4

Robocalls

Robocalls are a growing problem. If only we could make the FCC care a little bit more about fixing it.

Season 6 - Episode 3

Automation

Automation often seems like a scary new problem, but it’s neither entirely scary nor entirely new.

Season 6 - Episode 2

Psychics

Psychics may seem harmless and fun on TV, but they can make a lot of money by exploiting vulnerable people.

Season 6 - Episode 1

Brexit III

The UK could officially leave the European Union next month, which would be a huge change with hugely damaging consequences.

Season 5 - Episode 30

Authoritarianism

John Oliver discusses the growing number of authoritarian leaders around the world, their common characteristics, and whether or not one of them is currently our president.

Season 5 - Episode 29

Drain the Swamp

Donald Trump promised to “drain the swamp.” But considering the culture of corruption inside of his administration, Washington is looking awfully...swampy.

Season 5 - Episode 28

Family Separation

John Oliver discusses the disturbing policy that separated migrant families detained at our southern border, and the disturbingly real chance that it could happen again.

Season 5 - Episode 27

State Attorneys General

State AGs have become major partisan players in national politics, so the races to elect them are worth your attention.

Season 5 - Episode 26

Saudi Arabia

Following the alarming disappearance of a Saudi journalist and political dissident, John Oliver examines America's uncomfortably comfortable relationship with Saudi Arabia.

Season 5 - Episode 25

Brazilian Elections

Brazil is about to elect a new president during a turbulent period of political corruption and economic uncertainty. John Oliver urges the people of Brazil not to figuratively fingerbang their democracy.

Season 5 - Episode 24

Brett Kavanaugh

John Oliver discusses the ongoing controversy surrounding Brett Kavanaugh, the sexual assault allegations against him, his Supreme Court nomination, and what that could all mean for the highest (mostly-dog) court in the land.

Season 5 - Episode 23

Facebook

Facebook’s global expansion has been linked to political turmoil overseas, so maybe their ads should focus less on how they “connect the world” and more on why connecting people isn’t always the best idea.

Season 5 - Episode 22

Felony Disenfranchisement

Many people with felony convictions are unfairly prohibited from voting, and the worst state for this — surprise — is Florida.

Season 5 - Episode 21

Trade

Donald Trump is waging a trade war that hurts a lot of American workers. Maybe he would understand that if our heavy-handed documentaries about the global trading system were more informative.

Season 5 - Episode 20

Astroturfing

Organizations can hire fake advocates who create the illusion of real support for their message. It’s a shady practice called astroturfing that can warp the public perception of anything...even astroturfing.

Season 5 - Episode 19

Prosecutors

John Oliver explains how prosecutors use, or in some cases misuse, their power within our criminal justice system and why it’s important to know whether or not your district attorney is a dog.

Season 5 - Episode 18

Workplace Sexual Harassment

With a national dialogue underway about sexual harassment in the workplace, John Oliver sits down with Anita Hill to discuss the recent response to a not-so-recent problem.

Season 5 - Episode 17

Gene Editing

Scientists are developing new ways to alter the genetic code of living organisms. John Oliver explores the risks, rewards, and wolf-related hazards of gene editing.

Season 5 - Episode 16

Mexican Elections

Mexico is on the verge of a major election. John Oliver discusses some things we should know about the races and one thing we should not know about Santa Claus.

Season 5 - Episode 15

Xi Jinping

Chinese president Xi Jinping is amassing an alarming amount of political power. If only his propaganda videos made the idea of unrestricted authority seem as troubling as the concept of singing children.

Season 5 - Episode 14

Stupid Watergate II

John Oliver explains how the president and his allies are going full O. J. in order to undermine the investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election.

Season 5 - Episode 13

Guardianship

It’s alarmingly easy for a total stranger to gain total control over the life of a senior citizen. We enlisted a group of celebrities to offer a warning about predatory behavior...in a legal guardian or a hippo.

Season 5 - Episode 12

Drug Rehabilitation Clinics

Other segments: Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, proposed 2018 North Korea-United States summit

Season 5 - Episode 11

Venezuela

John Oliver discusses the devastating economic crisis in Venezuela and enlists the help of a large bird who bears a striking resemblance to Wilmer Valderrama.

Season 5 - Episode 10

Rudy Giuliani

Rudy Giuliani is new to Trump’s legal team, but not to public controversy. Last Week Tonight examines his turbulent record in the wake of his recent political upsets.

Season 5 - Episode 9

Iran Deal

Donald Trump could soon dismantle the agreement designed to curb the Iranian nuclear program. Our catheter cowboy will do his best to keep that from happening.

Season 5 - Episode 8

Corporate Taxes

Many of America’s largest corporations shift a surprising portion of their profits overseas to avoid paying taxes. Even more surprisingly, that’s a legal thing to do.

Season 5 - Episode 7

Crisis Pregnancy Centers

Crisis pregnancy centers deceptively steer woman away from abortion. They can be started way too easily by religious groups like, for instance, a late night talk show’s megachurch.

Season 5 - Episode 6

Immigration Courts

America’s dysfunctional immigration court system forces many children to appear in court alone. That’s as ridiculous in real life as it would be on a courtroom television show.

Season 5 - Episode 5

Mike Pence

John Oliver can't help but say nice things about the Vice President's rabbit, Marlon Bundo. Last Week Tonight even wrote a children's book about him.

Season 5 - Episode 4

Cryptocurrencies

Digital currencies are generating a lot of excitement. John Oliver enlists Keegan-Michael Key to get potential investors equally excited about the concept of caution.

Season 5 - Episode 3

NRA TV

The NRA's streaming lifestyle network aims to boost gun sales, often by using an ominous tone that would make just about anything sound terrifying...including muffins.

Season 5 - Episode 2

Italian Election

Italy is in the throes of a turbulent race to elect a new prime minister. John Oliver discusses the colorful contenders and introduces an equally ridiculous candidate.

Season 5 - Episode 1

Trump vs. The World

America's reputation is being damaged by its own president. John Oliver, several dinosaurs, and the NYC Gay Men's Chorus remind the world that our country is...complicated.

Season 4 - Episode 30

The Trump Presidency

One year after the presidential election, John Oliver discusses what we've learned so far and enlists our catheter cowboy to teach Donald Trump what he hasn't.

Season 4 - Episode 29

Economic Development

State and local governments offer large financial incentives to attract employers to their part of the country. John Oliver explains what communities get, or often don't get, in return.

Season 4 - Episode 28

Floods

John Oliver explains why our federal system for financing flood recovery perpetuates a pattern of destruction and why you should never offer a tortilla chip to a seagull.

Season 4 - Episode 27

Equifax

John Oliver discusses the massive impact of the cybersecurity breach at Equifax and their massively misguided attempts to mitigate the damage.

Season 4 - Episode 26

Confederacy

Confederate symbols are still celebrated despite the ugly history they symbolize. John Oliver suggests some representations of southern pride that involve less racism and more Stephen Colbert.

Season 4 - Episode 25

Forensic Science

Forensic science used in criminal trials can be surprisingly unscientific. Maybe a new television procedural could help change the public perception.

Season 4 - Episode 24

Corporate Consolidation

Big businesses are getting even bigger thanks to a rise in corporate mergers. John Oliver explains why that could make you want to physically destroy your cable box.

Season 4 - Episode 23

Joe Arpaio

Donald Trump issued his first presidential pardon to the last person who should get one. John Oliver discusses the troubling record of former Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio.

Season 4 - Episode 22

Nuclear Waste

Nuclear waste poses a serious threat to public health if it's not stored in a safe place. John Oliver explains why the United States desperately needs to build a metaphorical toilet for all that waste.

Season 4 - Episode 21

North Korea

As nuclear tensions continue to escalate between the United States and North Korea, John Oliver enlists "Weird Al" Yankovic to perform some accordion-based diplomacy.

Season 4 - Episode 20

Border Patrol

Donald Trump's plan to hire more Border Patrol agents could lead to more corruption and misconduct. If only their recruitment ads were designed to attract the most suitable applicants.

Season 4 - Episode 19

Alex Jones

Alex Jones is known for pushing conspiracy theories, but he also spends a lot of time promoting his own products. John Oliver and a “doctor” “from” M.I.T. test out his marketing strategy.

Season 4 - Episode 18

Sinclair Broadcast Group

Sinclair Broadcast Group is the largest owner of local TV stations in the country. That's alarming considering that they often inject political views into local news.

Season 4 - Episode 17

Vaccines

The benefits of vaccines far outweigh the minuscule risks, but some parents still question their safety. John Oliver discusses why some people may still feel uncertainty about childhood vaccinations.

Season 4 - Episode 16

Coal

We’ve heard a lot of talk about coal miners in the last year, but what are the real issues surrounding coal? John Oliver and a giant squirrel look into it.

Season 4 - Episode 15

Brexit II

In the wake of a divisive election, the UK will begin the process of leaving the European Union. John Oliver and an intergalactic space lord propose a plan.

Season 4 - Episode 14

Paris Agreement

Donald Trump plans to withdraw the United States from the Paris agreement on climate change. That's bad news for anyone who happens to live on this planet.

Season 4 - Episode 13

Stupid Watergate

John Oliver discusses the shocking magnitude and potential impact of the latest revelations surrounding the Russia investigation.

Season 4 - Episode 12

Dialysis

For-profit dialysis companies often maximize their profits at the expense of their patients. John Oliver explores why a medical clinic is nothing like a Taco Bell.

Season 4 - Episode 11

Net Neutrality II

Equal access to online information is once again under serious threat. John Oliver encourages internet commenters to voice their displeasure to the FCC by visiting www.gofccyourself.com.

Season 4 - Episode 10

Ivanka & Jared

Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner hold an incredible amount of political power. That's troubling considering their incredibly small amount of political experience.

Season 4 - Episode 9

French Elections

The presidential election in France could determine the political future of Europe. John Oliver visits an excessively French bistro to deliver an urgent message to voters.

Season 4 - Episode 8

Gerrymandering

Lawmakers often reshape voting districts to shift the balance of political power. That's unfair to voters, even those of us with questionable judgment.

Season 4 - Episode 7

Marijuana

Under federal law, even legal marijuana is illegal. John Oliver explains why conflicting drug laws pose serious problems.

Season 4 - Episode 6

Federal Budget

Donald Trump's federal budget plan proposes large funding cuts with largely negative consequences. John Oliver examines the troubling priorities of the new administration.

Season 4 - Episode 5

American Health Care Act

The Republican health care bill could leave many Americans without affordable coverage. Last Week Tonight's catheter cowboy returns to morning cable news to explain that to Donald Trump.

Season 4 - Episode 4

Dalai Lama

Tibetan Buddhists have suffered deep persecution by the Chinese government. John Oliver sits down with the Dalai Lama to discuss China, the conditions in Tibet, and horse milk.

Season 4 - Episode 3

Obamacare

Congressional Republicans could soon vote to repeal Obamacare. John Oliver explores why their replacement plans are similar to a thong.

Season 4 - Episode 2

Putin

Vladimir Putin is known as a ruthless leader and master manipulator. John Oliver enlists a group of singing dancers to explain that to Donald Trump.

Season 4 - Episode 1

Trump vs. Truth

Donald Trump spreads a lot of false information thanks to his daily consumption of morning cable news. If only we could sneak some facts into the president’s media diet.

Season 3 - Episode 30

President-Elect Trump

The presidential race has been a hell of a ride. ‘Last Week Tonight’ closes out the election and Season 3 with a bang.

Season 3 - Episode 29

Multilevel Marketing

Multilevel marketing companies claim to be legitimate businesses, but some seems awfully pyramid shaped, and that's a problem.

Season 3 - Episode 28

School Segregation

Public schools are increasingly divided by race and class. John Oliver discusses the troubling trend towards school resegregation.

Season 3 - Episode 27

Opioids

John Oliver discusses the extent and root of the nation’s epidemic of opioid addiction.

Season 3 - Episode 26

Third Parties

Third party candidates want to be serious contenders, so John Oliver considers them seriously as potential presidents.

Season 3 - Episode 25

Guantánamo

John Oliver examines the legal and moral issues surrounding the military prison at Guantánamo Bay.

Season 3 - Episode 24

Police Accountability

John Oliver discusses the systems in place to investigate and hold police officers accountable for misconduct.

Season 3 - Episode 23

Scandals

Taking a walk down memory lane, 'Last Week Tonight' assesses Donald Trump's vs. Hillary Clinton's scandals.

Season 3 - Episode 22

Charter Schools

Charter schools are privately run, publicly funded, and irregularly regulated. John Oliver explores why they aren’t at all like pizzerias.

Season 3 - Episode 21

Auto Lending

Auto lenders can steer vulnerable people into crushing debt. Keegan-Michael Key and Bob Balaban help John Oliver show exactly how.

Season 3 - Episode 20

Journalism

John Oliver has some bad news about the state of the industry that gives us our news.

Season 3 - Episode 19

Democratic National Convention

Main segment: Democratic National Convention. Segments: Voter ID Laws, 2016 Turkish Purges

Season 3 - Episode 18

Republican National Convention

Main segment: Republican National Convention. Segments: Hillary Clinton's VP Pick; Boris Johnson as Britain's Foreign Secretary; Roger Ailes Resignation; Unauthorised use of music by politicians

Season 3 - Episode 17

Doping

Main segment: 2016 Summer Olympics and doping in sports. Segments: Aftermath of the United Kingdom EU membership referendum.

Season 3 - Episode 16

Brexit

John Oliver on “Brexiting” from the EU: There might be an innate British desire to diss Europe, but Last Week Tonight lays out exactly why it’s a mistake to leave the EU.

Season 3 - Episode 15

Retirement Plans

John Oliver Covers Ins and Outs of Retirement Plans: Saving for retirement means navigating a potential minefield of high fees and bad advice - Last Week Tonight is here to help.

Season 3 - Episode 14

Debt Buyers

John Oliver Takes On Debt Buyers: Companies that purchase debt on the cheap will aggressively collect on it. 'Last Week Tonight’ took a hands-on approach to addressing this issue.

Season 3 - Episode 13

Primaries and Caucuses

Last Week Tonight Tackles U.S. Primaries and Caucuses: The United States selection process for presidential nominees is convoluted — to say the least. Nevertheless, John Oliver reminds Americans that the "middle of the game" is the worst possible time to change the rules.

Season 3 - Episode 12

911

John Oliver on 911 Reliability: Things you never want to hear: there are no guarantees when you call 911. Emergency call centers are in desperate need of funding and new technology, so “no guarantees” is the unfortunate reality.

Season 3 - Episode 11

Scientific Studies

John Oliver on Sticking to the Facts: Media outlets often report new findings from scientific studies, but how many are true?

Season 3 - Episode 10

Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico is suffering a massive debt crisis. Lin-Manuel Miranda joins John Oliver to call for relief.

Season 3 - Episode 9

Lead

Lead poisoning is a national problem. If only lawmakers were as concerned as the puppets on Sesame Street.

Season 3 - Episode 8

Credit Reports

Credit reports play a surprisingly large role in our lives, but even more surprising is how often they contain critical mistakes. John Oliver helps credit agencies see why this is a problem.

Season 3 - Episode 7

Congressional Fundraising

Lawmakers have to raise money to keep their jobs, but a surprising amount of their job now consists of raising money. John Oliver sits down with Congressman Steve Israel to discuss the costs of political spending.

Season 3 - Episode 6

Border Wall

Donald Drumpf wants to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. Is his plan feasible?

Season 3 - Episode 5

Encryption

Strong encryption poses problems for law enforcement, is weakening it worth the risks it presents? It’s…complicated.

Season 3 - Episode 4

Special Districts

Special districts spend more public money than all city governments combined. That's odd considering most of us don't know they exist.

Season 3 - Episode 3

Donald Trump

Our main story was about Donald Trump. We can't believe we're saying that either.

Season 3 - Episode 2

Abortion Laws

Abortion is theoretically legal, but some states make it practically inaccessible. And how is Hollywood whitewashing still a thing?

Season 3 - Episode 1

Voting

John talks about Scalia's love of the Letter of the Law, Chipotle's avian mascot, and how Voter ID laws should be applied to those who write them.

Season 2 - Episode 35

Refugees

Season 2 - Episode 34

Daily Fantasy Sports

John talks about the recent Paris attacks, China's Singles Day, the Koh-i-Noor diamond and Daily Fantasy Sports.

Season 2 - Episode 33

Prisoner Re-entry

United Kingdom proposed online mass surveillance law, Veterans Day, Washington Redskin trademark, Prisoner Reentry. Interview with Bilal Chapman.

Season 2 - Episode 32

Elections

Season 2 - Episode 31

Canada

Canada is about to have a major election. John Oliver enlists Mike Myers, a beaver, and a moose to give voters some advice.

Season 2 - Episode 30

North Dakota

North Dakota is known for being polite, but perhaps they’ve been a little too hospitable to oil companies.

Season 2 - Episode 29

Mental Health

John Oliver explains how our national system of treating mental health works, or more often than not, how it doesn’t.

Season 2 - Episode 28

Migrants and Refugees

Millions of migrants seeking asylum in Europe face hostility, racism, and red tape. John Oliver does one admittedly tiny thing for one of them.

Season 2 - Episode 27

Public Defenders

The Miranda warning includes the right to a public defender. It doesn’t include the fact that public defenders are highly overworked and grossly underpaid.

Season 2 - Episode 26

LGBT Discrimination

This year’s gay marriage ruling was a milestone, but LGBT discrimination is still surprisingly legal. John Oliver explains why we need a federal anti-discrimination law.

Season 2 - Episode 25

Televangelists

U.S. tax law allows television preachers to get away with almost anything. We know this from personal experience.

Season 2 - Episode 24

Sex Education

Sex education varies widely between school districts, leaving many teens without comprehensive information. We made a video that covers what some schools are too embarrassed to teach.

Season 2 - Episode 23

Washington D.C. Statehood

Washington DC experiences taxation without representation. It's also missing from rhyming state songs. John Oliver and a group of singing children fix one of these problems.

Season 2 - Episode 22

Mandatory Minimum Sentencing Laws

Mandatory minimums require fixed prison sentences for certain crimes. John Oliver explains why we treat some turkeys better than most low-level offenders.

Season 2 - Episode 21

Food Waste

Producers, sellers, and consumers waste tons of food. John Oliver discusses the shocking amount of food we don’t eat.

Season 2 - Episode 20

Stadiums

Cities spend massive amounts of public money on privately-owned stadiums. Cities issue tax-exempt municipal bonds that — wait, don’t fall asleep!

Season 2 - Episode 19

Transgender Rights

This week’s gay rights victory was historic, but the transgender community still faces staggering challenges. John Oliver focuses on the “T” in “LGBT."

Season 2 - Episode 18

Online Harassment

Online harassment is a major problem, but it’s rarely prosecuted. If only we’d been warned about this in the early days of the internet.

Season 2 - Episode 17

Torture

The US Senate Torture Report revealed horrifying details of America's interrogation program. Helen Mirren will fill you in.

Season 2 - Episode 16

Bail

John Oliver explains why America’s bail system is better for the reality tv industry than it is for the justice system.

Season 2 - Episode 15

FIFA II

After the arrests of numerous top officials, John Oliver decided to give an update on the state of FIFA.

Season 2 - Episode 14

Chickens

John Oliver explains how chicken farming can be unfair, punishing, and inhumane. And not just for the chickens!

Season 2 - Episode 13

Paid Family Leave

Many American companies do not offer paid leave after the birth of a child, which means they probably shouldn’t run sappy Mother’s Day ads.

Season 2 - Episode 12

Standardized Testing

American students face a ridiculous amount of testing. John Oliver explains how standardized tests impact school funding, the achievement gap, how often kids are expected to throw up.

Season 2 - Episode 11

Fashion

Trendy clothes are cheaper than ever. That sounds great for the people who buy them, but it's horrible for the people who make them.

Season 2 - Episode 10

Patents

For inventors, patents are an essential protection against theft. But when patent trolls abuse the system by stockpiling patents and threatening lawsuits, businesses are forced to shell out tons of money. CNN produced an actual doomsday video to broadcast when the world is ending and it’s incredibly dull. We've enlisted Martin Sheen to help make humanity’s final moments happier!

Season 2 - Episode 9

The IRS

Nobody likes the IRS. But recent budget and staff cuts have made it increasingly difficult for the department to do its very important job. Don’t take our word for it. Ask Michael Bolton.

Season 2 - Episode 8

Government Surveillance

There are very few government checks on what America’s sweeping surveillance programs are capable of doing. John Oliver sits down with Edward Snowden to discuss the NSA, the balance between privacy and security, and dick-pics.

Season 2 - Episode 7

Municipal Violations

If you have money, committing a municipal violation may pose you a minor inconvenience. If you don’t, it can ruin your life. The New Hampshire legislature refused to make the red-tailed hawk the official raptor of their state...so we made it the official raptor of our show.

Season 2 - Episode 6

The NCAA

The NCAA doesn’t pay athletes because they consider them amateurs. The NCAA considers them amateurs because they don’t get paid.

Season 2 - Episode 5

U.S. Territories

A set of Supreme Court decisions made over 100 years ago has left U.S. territories without meaningful representation. That’s weird, right? Daylight saving time doesn’t actually benefit anyone. Strangely, it’s still a thing!

Season 2 - Episode 4

Infrastructure

America's crumbling infrastructure: It's not a sexy problem, but it is a scary one.

Season 2 - Episode 3

Elected Judges

The vast majority of US judges are elected, forcing many judges to pander to the electorate and accept campaign money in order to keep their jobs. This seems slightly troubling... The UK's Labour Party has painted a campaign van pink in an attempt to attract women voters. We are glad they didn't keep going with that strategy.

Season 2 - Episode 2

Tobacco

Thanks to tobacco industry regulations and marketing restrictions in the US, smoking rates have dropped dramatically. John Oliver explains how tobacco companies are keeping their business strong overseas. We've noticed that the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue still exists but can’t quite figure out why.

Season 2 - Episode 1

Marketing to Doctors

Pharmaceutical companies spend billions of dollars marketing drugs to doctors. We have a few issues with that. RadioShack has filed for bankruptcy. We've helped them create a farewell message. Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa.

Season 1 - Episode 24

The Lottery

The Lottery: State lotteries claim to be good for education and the general wellbeing of citizens. But are they? (Spoiler alert: No.) Salmon Canon: There is a cannon that shoots salmon over dams. It’s awesome. Check it out.

Season 1 - Episode 23

Mid-Term Elections

While midterm coverage is largely focused on the parts of Congress that do very little, vital (and bizarre) midterm elections are going unexamined. State legislators pass a lot of bills, and some of that efficiency is thanks to a group called ALEC that writes legislation for them. It’s as shady as it sounds!

Season 1 - Episode 22

Sugar

John Oliver talks about a russian submarine in Sweden, ebola in New York, added sugar in food, Rob Fords brother and interviews Jane Goddall.

Season 1 - Episode 21

Miltary Translators

Translators who have aided the U.S. Military in Afghanistan and Iraq are in great danger in their home countries, but red tape is making it impossible for many of them to leave. John Oliver interviews Mohammad, one translator who made it out. Cameras aren’t allowed in the Supreme Court, so most coverage of our most important cases looks like garbage. We fixed that problem with real animals and fake paws.

Season 1 - Episode 20

Civil Forfeiture

Did you know police can just take your stuff if they suspect it's involved in a crime? They can! It’s a shady process called “civil asset forfeiture,” and it would make for a weird episode of Law and Order.

Season 1 - Episode 19

Drones

The United States has launched a huge number of drone strikes under President Obama. It’s widely accepted and extremely terrifying. Narendra Modi, the Prime Minster of India visited New York and did some classic New York things. Also, some weird, inexplicable things.

Season 1 - Episode 18

Miss America

The Miss America Pageant…how is this still a thing? They claim to give more scholarships to women than any other organization, and, unfortunately, they’re right. To illustrate these problems, John Oliver stages his own pageant with the help of Kathy Griffin.

Season 1 - Episode 17

Scottish Independence

John talks about the NFL's decision on Ray Rice's contract, the international response to ISIS, Scotland's separation from the United Kingdom and Twitter hashtags that are being misused by corporations.

Season 1 - Episode 16

Student Debt

John talks about ISIS and student loan debt. Musical group A Great Big World make a special appearance.

Season 1 - Episode 15

Ferguson, MO and Police Militarization

John talks about the conflict in Ferguson, MO and the wage gap between the genders.

Season 1 - Episode 14

Predatory Lending

John talks about the return of US military actions in Iraq, replacing all passwords due to a global security breach and an exploration of the Payday Loan industry.

Season 1 - Episode 13

Native Advertising

John talks about Uganda's anti-gay laws, the CIA's recent report on their use of torture, the New York Port Authority, Argentina's default on debt and native advertising.

Season 1 - Episode 12

Nuclear Weapons

John talks about human rights violations in the Middle East, nuclear disarmament and Russia's science satellite that lost communication.

Season 1 - Episode 11

Prisons

John talks about the Gaza crisis, the decay of American prisons and the gambling addiction problem in Singapore.

Season 1 - Episode 10

Wealth Gap

John talks about modern American income inequality, Warren G. Harding's love letters and President Obama's "Day In The Life" tour.

Season 1 - Episode 9

Uganda

John hosts an interview with Ugandan LGBT activist Pepe Julian Onziema.

Season 1 - Episode 8

Dr. Oz and Nutrition Supplements

John talks about Iraq, Antarctica tourism and Dr. Oz's "Miracle Drug".

Season 1 - Episode 7

Immigration

John talks about US Immigration and interviews Professor Stephen Hawking.

Season 1 - Episode 6

FIFA and the 2014 World Cup

John talks about California Chrome and the Belmont Stakes, FIFA and the 2014 World Cup, and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

Season 1 - Episode 5

Net Neutrality

John talks about the rise of the far-right political parties in Europe, the Ukrainian election, Afghanistan, Net Neutrality, Australia's hard-line right-wing Prime Minister Tony Abbott and the 2014 Scripps National Spelling Bee.

Season 1 - Episode 4

India Elections 2014 Update

John talks about the product recall going on at General Motors, the EU Court of Justice "Right to be Forgotten" ruling and updates us on how the Indian election is going with help from Fareed Zakaria.

Season 1 - Episode 3

Climate Change

John talks about Eurovision, Ukraine and Russia's relations and interviews Bill Nye about Climate Change.

Season 1 - Episode 2

Death Penalty

John talks about the recent issues of the death penalty, François Hollande and the rising issues happening in Brunei.

Season 1 - Episode 1

India Elections 2014

John talks about the Indian election, Pom Wonderful and talks with the former NSA Director General Keith Alexander.

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Who are the main characters in Last Week Tonight with John Oliver? - Top Billed Cast for Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

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John Oliver

Himself - Host
179 episodes

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David Kaye

Narrator
179 episodes

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Bill Nye

Himself
2 episodes

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Gilbert Gottfried

Jared Kushner (voice)
2 episodes

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Keith B. Alexander

Himself
1 episode

Who created Last Week Tonight with John Oliver TV series?

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver was created by John Oliver . If you would like to see more information about the creator(s) please click their name.

Who stars in Last Week Tonight with John Oliver? – TV Show Cast

Here’s the main list of all the actors and actresses who star in Last Week Tonight with John Oliver TV series

John Oliver

Himself - Host (179 episodes)

David Kaye

Narrator (179 episodes)

Bill Nye

Himself (2 episodes)

Gilbert Gottfried

Jared Kushner (voice) (2 episodes)

Keith B. Alexander

Himself (1 episode)

Simon Ostrovsky

Himself (1 episode)

Fareed Zakaria

Himself (1 episode)

Right Said Fred

Himself (1 episode)

Sarah Baker

Allison (1 episode)

Alison Sweeney

Sami Brady (1 episode)

James Scott

E.J. DiMera (1 episode)

Devin Trey Campbell

Singer / Dancer (1 episode)

Anita Hill

(1 episode)

Stephen Fry

Winston Churchill (voice) (1 episode)

Rachel Dratch

Wanda Jo (1 episode)

Monica Lewinsky

Herself (1 episode)

D'Arcy Carden

Homeowner (1 episode)

Lauren Adams

Homeowner’s friend (1 episode)

Michael Keaton

Richard Sackler (1 episode)

Bryan Cranston

Richard Sackler (1 episode)

Richard Kind

Richard Sackler (1 episode)

Michael Kenneth Williams

Richard Sackler (1 episode)

Hugh Bonneville

Narrator (voice) (1 episode)

Glenn Close

Herself (1 episode)

Tracy Morgan

Himself (1 episode)

Jane Krakowski

Spokesperson (1 episode)

Alberto Bonilla

Al (Amazon Employee) (1 episode)

Connor Ratliff

Sean (Amazon Employee) (1 episode)

Moujan Zolfaghari

Jackie (Amazon Employee) (1 episode)

Thomas Middleditch

Narrator (voice) (1 episode)

Kristen Bell

Sarah Marshall (1 episode)

Jimmy Kimmel

Himself (1 episode)

Michael Bolton

Himself (1 episode)

Method Man

Himself (1 episode)

RuPaul

Himself (1 episode)

David Schwimmer

Himself (1 episode)

Kiefer Sutherland

Jack Bauer (1 episode)

Who worked on Last Week Tonight with John Oliver – Movie Crew

The TV show Last Week Tonight with John Oliver had a total of 9 crew members work on it.

Directing Department

Christopher Werner

Director

Paul Pennolino

Director

Production Department

John Oliver

Executive Producer

Tim Carvell

Executive Producer

Liz Stanton

Executive Producer

Writing Department

Jill Twiss

Writer

Jeff Maurer

Writer

Juli Weiner

Writer

Dan Gurewitch

Writer

What network is Last Week Tonight with John Oliver on?

The TV show Last Week Tonight with John Oliver aired on HBO network.

What is Last Week Tonight with John Oliver about? – Synopsis & Plot

A half-hour satirical look at the week in news, politics and current events.

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