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Old 04-27-2014, 04:18 PM  
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Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

Anyone else keen on his new show? The guy is hilarious and has a great perspective from the outside.
He did a tremendous job filling in for Stewart while on extended hiatus making his movie.
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Old 06-09-2014, 07:02 PM   #16
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Old 06-09-2014, 08:57 PM   #17
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elitist how?
It takes more cognitive ability to digest than According to Jim. Ergo, elitist.
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Old 06-10-2014, 06:10 AM   #18
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I thought he was better than Stewart when he was sitting in for him on the daily show.
I never liked Stewart. I did enjoy the first episode of Last Week Tonight. Still have to watch the rest.
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Old 06-10-2014, 07:33 AM   #19
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So he just destroyed Fifa last night.

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Old 06-10-2014, 09:17 AM   #20
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I never liked Stewart. I did enjoy the first episode of Last Week Tonight. Still have to watch the rest.
I think Stewat is a great interviewer, but everything else he's become a caricature of himself.

though, I record the shows and fast forward through the interviews of whatever book etc they're pimping.
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Old 06-10-2014, 10:02 AM   #21
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FIFA and the World Cup = NFL and the super Bowl

You guys see the list of perks that the NFL wants from a host city?
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Old 06-10-2014, 10:49 AM   #22
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That is what I liked about it. He just destroyed Fifa, but acknowledged that he still is excited for the World Cup. That is me in a nutshell when it comes to college athletics.
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Old 06-10-2014, 08:27 PM   #23
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Old 07-21-2014, 12:37 PM   #24
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So Oliver has pretty much wrapped up a Peabody for this show, right? The way he takes really important and complicated subjects and breaks them down to easy to understand and entertaining segments is amazing.
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Old 07-21-2014, 06:07 PM   #25
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So Oliver has pretty much wrapped up a Peabody for this show, right? The way he takes really important and complicated subjects and breaks them down to easy to understand and entertaining segments is amazing.
He's done a wonderful job of taking The Daily Show premise and really making it his own. I also like an outside perspective (him being British) in addressing American culture and issues. He's a transplant that is clearly an enthusiast of a lot of what America offers and their spirit and attitude, so it doesn't come off as an elitist ill informed take where it seems he's just turning his nose up at American culture and society.

I'm equally interested in seeing what Larry Wilmore does when he replaces The Colbert Report after TDS. His show will be called The Minority Report- but the format will have a lot more guest panels and roundtable debates within the show.
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Old 07-21-2014, 06:10 PM   #26
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Great segment last night on how ****ed the prison system is in this country.

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Old 07-21-2014, 09:56 PM   #27
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John Oliver is an American citizen, isn't he? He frequently talks about Americans and uses "we". Not that it matters all that much, I'm just curious.

It seems like he's really found his footing, and the show is getting better all the time. Still weird to hear him cuss..lol
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Old 07-21-2014, 10:05 PM   #28
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It's a nice pick me up after "The Leftovers". I'm about done with people dressed in white chain smoking. Oliver has found his niche.
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John Oliver is an American citizen, isn't he? He frequently talks about Americans and uses "we". Not that it matters all that much, I'm just curious.

It seems like he's really found his footing, and the show is getting better all the time. Still weird to hear him cuss..lol
IIRC he's still on his green card, but following whatever steps are necessary to take an Oath of Citizenship in the future. Further, he's married to a US Servicewoman, who ironically he met at the 2008 Republican Convention. He was a correspondent without press credentials, and she was a part of a group he met who let him hang out in their office space when the 'heavies' came around looking for non-credentialed press.

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Great segment last night on how ****ed the prison system is in this country.

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