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TIME magazine’s 100 Most Influential List: Kevin Hart, Amy Schumer, Lorne Michaels, more represent for comedy

TIME magazine’s 100 Most Influential List: Kevin Hart, Amy Schumer, Lorne Michaels, more represent for comedy

By | April 16, 2015 at 10:18 pm | One comment

TIME magazine released its twelfth-annual TIME 100 today, a list of the 100 most influential people in the world. And, while many familiar names from the arenas of politics and business were featured, some of comedy's best and brightest stars also received honorable mentions...

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Amy Schumer, John Oliver win Peabody Awards + Amy Schumer’s hilarious booty video!

Amy Schumer, John Oliver win Peabody Awards + Amy Schumer’s hilarious booty video!

By | April 16, 2015 at 5:40 pm | No comments

Amy Schumer and John Oliver join fellow Comedy Central cohorts Jon Stewart and Key & Peele as Peabody Award Winners. The Peabody Awards are given annually for various media. "The single criteria for receiving a Peabody Award is excellence," says its website. Unlike the...

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Why John Oliver Hates April Fools’ Day And Takes ‘No Prank’ Pledge In New ‘Last Week Tonight’ Video

Why John Oliver Hates April Fools’ Day And Takes ‘No Prank’ Pledge In New ‘Last Week Tonight’ Video

By | March 30, 2015 at 5:31 pm | No comments

You would think a comedian like John Oliver loves April Fools’ Day. Instead, the Last Week Tonight host posted a new video slamming the holiday and asking his viewers to take the “No Prank Pledge.” “April Fools’ Day is to comedy what St. Patrick’s Day is to Irish...

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John Oliver Takes Down Municipal Violation Fines In ‘Last Week Tonight’ Video, Inspires #ShutDownTheFuckBarrel Hashtag

John Oliver Takes Down Municipal Violation Fines In ‘Last Week Tonight’ Video, Inspires #ShutDownTheFuckBarrel Hashtag

By | March 23, 2015 at 4:53 pm | One comment

On the most recent episode of Last Week Tonight, John Oliver slammed America’s system for fining municipal violations.  And his attack inspired the Twitter hashtag #ShutDownTheFuckBarrel. “We have all committed municipal violations,” Oliver began. “And if you’ve...

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John Oliver’s NCAA Tournament Takedown Was Awesome! (Video)

John Oliver’s NCAA Tournament Takedown Was Awesome! (Video)

By | March 16, 2015 at 7:18 pm | One comment

It’s not exactly breaking news that the NCAA exploits its athletes. But with the March Madness college basket tournament starting this week, John Oliver thought it would be a good time to make the organization his next target. So he slammed the NCAA in a scathing segment on...

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Night of Too Many Stars: Paul Rudd’s Wang, Shoplifting with John Oliver, And So Much More

Night of Too Many Stars: Paul Rudd’s Wang, Shoplifting with John Oliver, And So Much More

By | March 3, 2015 at 11:01 am | No comments

In honor of Comedy Central’s every-two-year tradition, the Night of Too Many Stars extravaganza, the cable juggernaut decided to pull out all the stops this time around and give fans what they’ve really been itching for: that is, a boozy shoplifting spree with John Oliver,...

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John Oliver NOT Jon Stewart’s replacement. HBO renews Last Week Tonight through 2017!

John Oliver NOT Jon Stewart’s replacement. HBO renews Last Week Tonight through 2017!

By | February 18, 2015 at 5:13 pm | No comments

HBO has renewed Last Week Tonight With John Oliver for two more years. Sorry to anyone still holding out hope that the former Daily Show correspondent would jump ship after his contract with HBO ended later this year. The deal will call for two additional seasons, each...

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John Oliver ‘Last Week Tonight’ Season 2 Premiere Goes After Pharmaceutical Drug Companies Known As Big Pharma

John Oliver ‘Last Week Tonight’ Season 2 Premiere Goes After Pharmaceutical Drug Companies Known As Big Pharma

By | February 9, 2015 at 1:51 pm | No comments

John Oliver’s Last Week Tonight returned with a vengeance on Sunday. And for his Season 2 premiere, the host set his sights on pharmaceutical companies, also known as Big Pharma. In a 17-minute Last Week Tonight segment, John Oliver exposed how Big Pharma cares more about...

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John Oliver In ‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’? Watch Video As ‘Last Week Tonight’ Host Auditions For Role Of Christian Grey, Apologizes To Jamie Dornan For #NotMyChristian

John Oliver In ‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’? Watch Video As ‘Last Week Tonight’ Host Auditions For Role Of Christian Grey, Apologizes To Jamie Dornan For #NotMyChristian

By | January 26, 2015 at 5:27 pm | One comment

Last Week Tonight may not return to HBO until February 8, but John Oliver is still making us laugh with his hilarious web videos. In his latest clip, he auditioned for the upcoming film Fifty Shades Of Grey while "apologizing" to the movie’s star, Jamie Dornan, for the...

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