5 Great John Oliver Moments

July 27, 2014
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After acting as a correspondent on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, and indeed sitting in the host’s chair while the big man himself was away, it was only a matter of time before the English comedian and satirist was given his own show. Last Week Tonight is already a great success and its main selling point is Oliver’s brilliant ranting monologs against the evils and idiocies and arrogance of the world, although as you’ll see in this selection, he doesn’t just commit himself to TV to do that. Enjoy…

The Wealth Gap
Oliver holds forth on the growing divide between the rich and the poor in a society that should really be beyond that sort of shit by now…


A prison system that profits from people being in prison? Well, that doesn’t sound like a recipe for total fucking disaster at all, does it?


Death Penalty
Any pretense of evolved social civility is entirely negated by the existence of the death penalty. There’s no point saying, ‘killing is always wrong,’ if you’re going to continue that with, ‘except…’


Net Neutrality
Probably the best description out there of what Net Neutrality is and what it does and could come to mean to us all…


John Oliver on the Tech Industry at the 2013 Crunchies
In 2013, John Oliver opened the 7th Annual Crunchies Awards. In true Oliver style, he set off immediately taking the piss and ripping into the darlings of the tech world. Awesome…

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