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Iliza Shlesinger snags ‘Forever 31′ deal with ABC

Iliza Shlesinger snags ‘Forever 31′ deal with ABC

By | November 21, 2014 at 11:10 am | One comment

Iliza Shlesinger, who’s profile has risen dramatically over the past few years, has been tapped by ABC to develop a series titled Forever 31, based on the comedian’s life as a touring comedian. Shlesinger, who will turn 32 in February, will write the script and co-executive...

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John Oliver Calls Cookie Monster ‘Biscuit Monster’ In ‘Furchester Hotel’ Video; Watch Cookie Monster Freak Out When He Thinks There’s No Cookies In England

John Oliver Calls Cookie Monster ‘Biscuit Monster’ In ‘Furchester Hotel’ Video; Watch Cookie Monster Freak Out When He Thinks There’s No Cookies In England

By | November 9, 2014 at 10:16 am | No comments

John Oliver has now taken his brand of humor to Furchester Hotel, a British offshoot of Sesame Street featuring Elmo and Cookie Monster. The Last Week Tonight host appears in a new video where he tells Cookie Monster that cookies are known as biscuits across the pond. And Cookie...

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John Oliver blasts Lowe’s for robot associate, pitches Home Depot commercial with Nick Offerman, Jon Benjamin (Video)

John Oliver blasts Lowe’s for robot associate, pitches Home Depot commercial with Nick Offerman, Jon Benjamin (Video)

By | November 3, 2014 at 2:23 pm | No comments

The only thing more awful than having to go to a home improvement store and dealing with an uncaring, unqualified sales staff is going to a home improvement store with a robot sales staff. But Lowe’s thinks it’s a great idea, which is why they’ve introduced OSHbot, a...

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Playboy playmate Pamela Horton becomes John Oliver for Halloween (Video)

Playboy playmate Pamela Horton becomes John Oliver for Halloween (Video)

By | October 27, 2014 at 12:13 pm | One comment

Last night on Last Week Tonight, John Oliver made reference to a Playboy feature in which 2012 Playboy Playmate Pamela Horton donned a John Oliver costume for Halloween. Well, we needed to explore this more. And we found this behind-the-scenes video of Horton's John Oliver...

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John Oliver launches #ShowUsYourPeanuts campaign in light of Halloween, sugar industry (Video)

John Oliver launches #ShowUsYourPeanuts campaign in light of Halloween, sugar industry (Video)

By | October 27, 2014 at 11:36 am | No comments

After expressing his complete bewilderment over Playboy’s recent suggestion of a sexy John Oliver Halloween costume, John Oliver launched into a 10-minute rant about Halloween and the fact that American’s spend $2.2 billion on candy – and more specifically, sugar – every...

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Last Week Tonight with John Oliver reminds us Columbus Day is all about genocide (Video)

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver reminds us Columbus Day is all about genocide (Video)

By | October 13, 2014 at 1:04 pm | No comments

Today is Columbus Day and as such it’s that time of year again when we celebrate the discovery of our slightly above average great nation! It’s time to brush up on your knowledge of the Nina, the Pinta and the Santa Maria. For instance, do you guys even remember which of...

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John Oliver Says Student Debt Is Like STD… ‘Last Week Tonight’ Video Slams For-Profit Colleges

John Oliver Says Student Debt Is Like STD… ‘Last Week Tonight’ Video Slams For-Profit Colleges

By | September 8, 2014 at 7:36 pm | 3 comments

John Oliver was back with a vengeance on Sunday’s Last Week Tonight. Previously the host attacked the male/female wage gap, hyperbolic Internet headlines, and the Ferguson police. So who was his latest target? Colleges, especially those created for profit. John Oliver’s...

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John Oliver has a solution for male vs. female wage gap (Video)

John Oliver has a solution for male vs. female wage gap (Video)

By | September 1, 2014 at 12:13 pm | One comment

Despite the great strides America has made in gender equality throughout the last few decades, it seems women are still getting paid less than men for equal work. To be precise, on average women make 85 cents for every dollar men make. It’s messed up, for sure. And while...

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John Oliver Literally Destroys Pinata! Video Mocks Hyperbolic Internet Headlines About ‘Last Week Tonight’ Rants

John Oliver Literally Destroys Pinata! Video Mocks Hyperbolic Internet Headlines About ‘Last Week Tonight’ Rants

By | August 25, 2014 at 4:10 pm | One comment

We may sometimes go a bit overboard in our coverage of John Oliver’s rants on Last Week Tonight. After all, some of his slams were strong enough to deserve a bit of hyperbole. But Oliver has apparently had enough of Internet writers and their exaggerated headlines. So much so...

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