Last Week Tonight with John Oliver


Former Daily Show Correspondent John Oliver brings his persona to this new weekly news satire program.

John Oliver / David Kaye

    • Released
    • (2014-)
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    • 6 seasons
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    SEASON 2

  • Episode 35Episode #2.35

  • Episode 34Episode #2.34

  • Episode 33Prisoner Re-Entry

  • Episode 32Medicaid Gap

  • Episode 31Canada

    John discusses the upcoming Canadian election and urges Canadians not to vote for Stephen Harper.

  • Episode 30North Dakota

    John takes a look at the harmful effects of the oil boom in North Dakota.

  • Episode 29Mental Health

    John discusses Russia's involvement in Syria, the U.N. General Assembly, and the problems with the national system for treating mental illness.

  • Episode 28Migrants and Refugees

    John talks about Pope Francis visiting the USA and the immigration crisis in Europe.

  • Episode 27Public Defenders

    John talks about problems concerning public defenders in the American Judicial system, a Michigan state legislature scandal, Guatemala's unusual election, and Queen Elizabeth II and delivers a message from the Lady of Perpetual Exemption.

  • Episode 26LGBT Anti-Discrimination

    Despite the victory for marriage equality this summer, there is a long way to go to end LGBT discrimination, as John explains.

  • Episode 25Church

    John discusses predatory churches and TV evangelism, the raising of the American flag in Cuba, the redesign of New Zealand's flag, and President Harding's illegitimate child.

  • Episode 24Sex Ed

    Sex education in America; GOP Debate; India's short-lived porn-site ban; overpricing at Whole Foods.

  • Episode 23District of Columbia

    John explains why Washington, D.C. deserves to be the 51st state - or at least get full voting rights in Congress.

  • Episode 22Mandatory Minimums

    John explains why mandatory minimum sentences, especially for drug-related crimes, are in desperate need of reform.

  • Episode 21Food Waste

    Iran nuclear treaty; El Chapo prison escape; North Korea hosting Laibach band; food waste.

  • Episode 20Stadiums

    John discusses how taxpayer money is funding private sports stadiums.

  • Episode 19Transgender Rights

    John discusses US Supreme Court decisions on gay marriage and Obamacre, former President of Ukraine, Viktor Yanukovych, transgender rights and leap second.

  • Episode 18The Internet

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

  • Episode 17Torture

    John discusses the 2015 European Games, the Canadian Senate expenses scandal, and torture with the voice of special guest Helen Mirren.

  • Episode 16Bail

    John explains why America's bail system is better for the reality TV industry than it is for the justice system.

  • Episode 15FIFA

    John discusses the 2015 FIFA corruption case.

  • Episode 14Chickens

    John discusses chicken farming.

  • Episode 13Paid Family Leave

    John discusses Victory Day in Russia, paid parental leave, and Japanese government mascots.

  • Episode 12Standardised Testing

    John discusses standardized testing.

  • Episode 11Fashion

    John Oliver explores the concept of changing and cheap fashion and some of the ugliest truths of the manufacturing process.

  • Episode 10Patents

    John discusses patents, Earth Day, and doomsday, with a special appearance from Martin Sheen.

  • Episode 9IRS

    John discusses the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), with a special appearance from Michael Bolton.

  • Episode 8Government Surveillance

    John heads to Russia to interview Edward Snowden as part of a segement on government surveillance.

  • Episode 7Municipal Violations

    If you have money, committing a municipal violation may pose you a minor inconvenience. If you don't, it can ruin your life.

  • Episode 6The NCAA

    The NCAA doesn't pay students athletes because they are considered to be amateurs. They are considered to be amateurs because they don't get paid.

  • Episode 5U.S. Territories

    John Oliver discusses a Fanta controversy in Germany, citizenship grievances for those in U.S. territories, and cigarette packaging.

  • Episode 4Infrastructure

    John demonstrates the importance of infrastructure with a special sketch starring Edward Norton, Vincent D'Onofrio, and Steve Buscemi. He also discusses Boris Nemstov.

  • Episode 3Judicial Elections

    John discusses United Kingdom general elections, judicial elections, and the Chinese New Year.

  • Episode 2Tobacco

    John riffs on Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa, '50 Shades of Grey', multinational tobacco corporation Phillip Morris International and Marlborough tobacco advertisements.

  • Episode 1Marketing to Doctors

    John Oliver discusses the growing issues of pharmaceutical companies marketing directly to and through doctors.