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.
Main story: the effects of Brexit; plus, Trump’s border wall “national emergency”; and New Zealand’s ongoing map crisis.
Main story: TV psychics can make a lot of money by exploiting vulnerable people; plus, William Happer, 2018 North Carolina election fraud hearings.
Main story: Automation and technological unemployment; plus, 2019 North Korea–United States Hanoi Summit, Michael Cohen testimony, Jared Kushner, Ivanka Trump.
Main story: Pressuring the FCC to end the scourge of Robocalls; plus, the Brazilian president’s bizarre tweet; Trump signs bibles and welcomes Tim “Apple.”
Main story: A talk about the power of public shaming, good and bad, includes an interview with Monica Lewinsky; plus, Christchurch mosque shootings, Fraser Anning’s response to the shootings, a Brexit update.
Main story: World Wrestling Entertainment and its often-villainous owner, Vince McMahon; plus, fallout from the Mueller Report.
Main story: Mobile homes and Frank Rolfe; plus, Stephen Moore, Herman Cain, and the Catherine Pugh/Heather Holly scandal.
Main story: an update on opioid abuse and Richard Sackler; plus, Brexit gets a Halloween extension; Julian Assange gets arrested.
Main story: The Mueller Report; plus, Chiitan, the rogue Japanese mascot.
Guests: Hugh Bonneville, Ryan Barger
Main story: lethal injection and the death penalty; plus, the various options in the Australian elections.
Main story: Green New Deal and carbon pricing; plus, GOP states are passing extreme anti-abortion bills in an attempt to overturn Roe v. Wade.
Guests: Bill Nye
Main story: America’s system for conducting death investigations is a mess; plus, a look at the Eurovision 2019 Song Contest, Hatari, Trump’s tariff confusion.
Guests: Glenn Close, Tracy Morgan
Main story: The medical design industry has a troubling lack of regulation; plus, Jared Kushner’s Israel visit, Golan Heights, Glen Casada/Cade Cothren text message scandal.
Guests: Jane Krakowski
Main story: Equal Rights Amendment and Phyllis Schlafly; plus Donald Trump’s trip to the United Kingdom, Theresa May’s resignation as Conservative Party leader, 2019 Conservative Party (UK) leadership election.
Main story: The pros and cons of impeaching Trump; plus, Steve Bullock, Duncan D. Hunter campaign finance scandal.
Main story: Climbing Mount Everest has become dangerously popular; plus, Trump almost goes to war with Iran; and “Can Meghan McCain Say Just One Thing.”
Main story: E-commerce, warehouse working conditions and business logistics; plus, Trump’s foreign misadventures; Jared Kushner’s Mideast peace plan.
Also guest Gilbert Gottfried (voice-over).
Main story: How Britain’s new prime minister, Boris Johnson, has succeeded; plus, Puerto Rico’s governor resigns following mass protests.
Main story: Penal labor in the United States and Securus Technologies; plus, Boris Johnson, John Ratcliffe, Sam Clovis.
Note: This episode was preceded by a short monologue about the 2019 El Paso and Dayton shootings, both of which occurred earlier that weekend.
Main story: President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and Guinness World Records; plus, Trump’s inauspicious visits to Dayton and El Paso in the wake of mass shootings; gun control and the NRA’s recent scandals; stone-skipping competition.
Main story: The roles that gender and racial bias can play in medical treatment; plus, Trump wants to buy Greenland; Hong Kong protests continue; and Pumpkin Spice Lattes are back!
Guests: Wanda Sykes, Larry David.
Main story: Legislation and the filibuster; plus, Trump’s weather map flub; Boris Johnson and British Brexit chaos; And Now: Fox Business’s Stu Varney Gets All Giddy Over the President.
Main story: Legal immigration; plus, corruption in Russian elections, And Now: Maria Bartiromo and Investigative Discovery’s Joe Kenda.
Main story: Why compounding pharmacies that create medication for individual patients can cause big problems; plus, “Stupid Watergate II: The Stupidest Watergate.”
Guests: David Schwimmer, Method Man, Jimmy Kimmel, RuPaul, Michael Bolton, Kristen Bell, and Kiefer Sutherland.
Main story: The consequences of China’s one-child policy; plus, the latest on Trump’s impeachment inquiry and his plea for foreign meddling.
Main story: Tension between the public and private worlds of predicting the weather; plus, two of Giuliani’s cronies are arrested, and the NBA-China mess.
Main story: The alarming decision to pull U.S. troops from the Turkey-Syria border; plus, the killing of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi (the ISIS leader), Trump’s impeachment inquiry continues, and the latest on Brexit.
Main story: Election security in the United States; plus, Trump-Ukraine scandal and Alexander Vindman.
Guests: Ken Burns (voice-over).
Main story: Bob Murray and Strategic lawsuit against public participation; plus, Roger Stone.