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Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

Specials 2014 - 2017

  • 2014-04-28T03:00:00Z on HBO
  • 30 mins
  • 21 hours, 30 mins
  • United States
  • English
  • Comedy, Talk Show, News

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver is an American late-night talk and news satire television program.

L.W.T draws its comedy and satire from recent news stories, political figures, media organizations, pop culture and often aspects of the show itself.

43 episodes

John Oliver interviews General Keith Alexander, former head of the NSA. General Alexander discusses Edward Snowden and helps John rebrand a national security organization.

John Oliver interviews Vice news journalist Simon Ostrovsky who was held captive in Ukraine. This is still a comedy show, we promise.

In response to our segment in our premiere on food labeling, POM Wonderful sent us a refrigerator full of juice and an elegantly worded letter implying what we can do with it.

John Oliver and Fareed Zakaria further discuss the victory of Narendra Modi in India's recent election.

John Oliver delivers last week's news, predicted two weeks ago. You get it. Just watch.

With this web exclusive video, the Last Week Tonight staff would like to thank some of the heroes and pioneers who helped make the internet a safer place through #MutuallyAssuredHumiliation.

John Oliver talks to Stephen Hawking in the first installment of Last Week Tonight's new "People Who Think Good" series. They cover such topics as parallel universes, artificial intelligence, and Charlize Theron.

John Oliver talks in depth with Ugandan LGBTI rights activist Pepe Julian Onziema about the oppressive anti-gay legislation in Uganda as well as the western involvement in inspiring those laws.

Special 9 Fireworks

  • 2014-07-07T03:00:00Z — 30 mins

With Last Week Tonight on hiatus, John Oliver takes to the internet to cover the most important story of the past week: Fireworks.

Special 10 #WeGotThoseGeckos

  • 2014-08-04T03:00:00Z — 30 mins

Last week on Last Week Tonight, John Oliver told us to tell Vladimir Putin to #GoGetThoseGeckos. This week, there's some good news...#WeGotThoseGeckos.

Watch John Oliver deliver an epic takedown of piñatas.

Special 12 Fan Mail Vol. 1

  • 2014-09-01T03:00:00Z — 30 mins

John Oliver reads fan mail, but because no one sends mail anymore, it’s all from YouTube comments.

Special 13 Cookie Monster's Ideas

  • 2014-09-03T03:00:00Z — 30 mins

Cookie Monster has a few ideas to share with John Oliver. John just wants you to watch their special news report on words, which can be found here: http://youtu.be/iLi2xB82ZyI Filmed in collaboration with Mashable.

Special 14 Roger Goodell

  • 2014-09-22T03:00:00Z — 30 mins

Roger Goodell spoke about the NFL’s recent controversies. And he spoke badly. Boo this man.

Special 15 Pumpkin Spice

  • 2014-10-13T03:00:00Z — 30 mins

Pumpkin spice. Why? John Oliver investigates. Well, he doesn't really investigate. He says things about it, though!

We have accumulated 1,000,000 YouTube subscribers. We’re not really sure what that means!

Special 17 Turkey Pardoning

  • 2014-11-24T04:00:00Z — 30 mins

Turkey pardoning is a weird tradition. They're basically all guilty... of being delicious.

John Oliver discusses President Barack Obama's trip to Japan where he met a "scary" robot.

We have provided this footage for you to do your own Supreme Court reenactments. Please feel free to use it, post your videos, and tag them #RealAnimalsFakePaws so we can find them.

Special 20 New Year's Eve

  • 2014-12-29T04:00:00Z — 30 mins

New Year's Eve is the worst. John Oliver has some great excuses for getting out of it.

John Oliver apologizes to Jamie Dornan for perpetuating the #NotMyChristian hashtag...sort of.

Special 22 April Fools' Day

  • 2015-03-30T03:00:00Z — 30 mins

April Fools’ Day is awful. Please stand with John Oliver and take the Last Week Tonight No-Prank Pledge.

John Oliver and Edward Snowden talk password security.

Special 24 Lost Graphics

  • 2015-05-25T03:00:00Z — 30 mins

John Oliver shows off some of his favorite graphics that never made it onto the show.

John responds to former FIFA Vice President Jack Warner’s wild “The Gloves Are Off” paid political program by buying his own airtime on Trinidad television.

Five years of people prematurely declaring the end of Obamacare. (This is a web-exclusive video.)

Special 27 Shallow Dives

  • 2015-07-06T03:00:00Z — 30 mins

Instead of covering 1 topic in 15 minutes, John Oliver covers 15 topics in 1 minute.

Special 28 History Lies

  • 2015-08-31T03:00:00Z — 30 mins

John Oliver shares some of his favorite completely made-up history facts.

Special 29 Back To School

  • 2015-09-07T03:00:00Z — 30 mins

John Oliver gives students a crash course in everything they will learn — or not learn — in school this year.

Special 30 Regifting

  • 2015-12-14T04:00:00Z — 30 mins

You will receive at least one horrible gift this month. John Oliver has some tips for getting rid of it.

Special 31 Revised Resolutions

  • 2016-01-04T04:00:00Z — 30 mins

John Oliver helps you revise the New Year’s resolutions you’ve already failed to keep.

Special 32 Lost Graphics Vol. 2

  • 2016-01-25T04:00:00Z — 30 mins

John Oliver shares more of his favorite graphics that never made it on the show.

John Oliver explains that the Facebook privacy protection messages are a hoax and tells you how to actually protect your personal information.

Special 34 Conspiracies

  • 2016-03-28T03:00:00Z — 30 mins

John Oliver delves into the world of conspiracies and the imagination required to create them. He attempts to wake up the sheeple by showing how Cadbury's Crème Egg is funding the Illuminati.

Special 35 Cicadas

  • 2016-05-02T03:00:00Z — 30 mins

A mass of cicadas will soon emerge after 17 years in the ground so John Oliver attempts to fill them in on what they have missed since 1999.

John Oliver looks at some things that don't exist, but definitely should.

Special 37 Independence Day

  • 2016-07-04T03:00:00Z — 30 mins

To celebrate the anniversary of America’s Independence John Oliver reminds us what they lost in the process.

Special 38 Fan Mail Vol. 2

  • 2016-07-11T03:00:00Z — 30 mins

John Oliver reads some fan mail, once again they all come from YouTube comments.

Special 39 Endorsements

  • 2016-07-17T03:00:00Z — 30 mins

John Oliver makes some official political endorsements.

Special 40 Johnny Strong

  • 2016-08-29T03:00:00Z — 30 mins

Fed up with the constant stream of superhero movies, John Oliver pitches an original idea for a summer blockbuster based on the adventures of Johnny Strong.

Special 41 Labor Day

  • 2016-09-05T03:00:00Z — 30 mins

Intrigued by the rule against wearing white after Labor Day, John Oliver suggests some other holiday rules to live by.

Special 42 Birds

  • 2016-09-12T03:00:00Z — 30 mins

John Oliver isn’t fond of birds. So as they begin their migration for winter he gives them a piece of his mind.