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 pros and cons of Medicare for All; plus, Bill Barr does Trump’s personal bidding; and Flyers mascot Gritty is exonerated!
Main story: India’s controversial Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, and his government’s Hindu nationalism; plus, a look at Mike Bloomberg’s presidential campaign.
Main story: What’s being done to fight coronavirus as it spreads to the U.S.; plus, John offers the Phillie Phanatic a new job.
Main story: A look at how much power–and how little accountability–local sheriffs have; plus, Trump’s coronavirus incompetence; India’s self-censorship of “Last Week Tonight.”
Main story: 2019–20 coronavirus outbreak, governmental response in the US, and the prevention of COVID-19.
This episode was filmed at an unspecified location with no live audience as the studio and the show's offices were shut down after employees tested positive for COVID-19. John Oliver stated the show will go on hiatus for an unspecified amount of time but will definitely return.
Main story: President Trump’s inconsistent response to the coronavirus pandemic; plus, John shows what he’s been watching at home and makes an offer to buy some unusual artwork.
Main story: One America News Network, a far-right news network being embraced by President Trump; plus, some GOP governors refuse to issue stay-at-home orders; “alt-right Pinocchio” Jared Kushner’s press conference; and Jeremy Renner drops a new album.
Main story: Essential workers and unemployment in the United States during the Coronavirus recession; plus, "Art 1992" and the works of Brian Swords of York, Elizabeth II coronavirus broadcast wearing green dress.
Main story: How much coronavirus testing the US has done and why we need to do more; plus, Jared Kushner declares victory over the virus; Alex Jones goes full cannibal; cats love watching John.
Main story: the USPS faces financial catastrophe and what we can do to help; plus, William Barr vs the law; Trump’s “live and let die” moment; Axl Rose vs Steve Mnuchin.
Main story: The disappearance of sports due to COVID-19; plus, Dr. Bright blows the whistle; 2020 Congressional insider trading scandal; Marble racing; a special message for Adam Driver.
Main story: Why voting by mail is necessary in the United States; plus, the George Floyd protests, and some helpful trademark ideas for Dana White.
Main story: As nationwide protests over the deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor are met with police brutality, John discusses how the histories of policing and white supremacy are intertwined, the roadblocks to fixing things, and some potential paths forward.
Main story: The dangers of facial recognition technology; plus, Black Lives Matter protests, NASCAR bans the confederate flag, Tucker Carlson gets triggered by “Sesame Street.”
Main story: Why COVID-19 has spread so rapidly behind bars and what we can do to stop it; plus, K-pop fans punk racist hashtags; Trump’s Tulsa rally flops; John Bolton’s new book drops.
Main story: evictions are on the rise due to coronavirus; plus, COVID-19 cases are surging in red states like Texas and Florida; Papa John Schnatter ruins Tik Tok.