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John Oliver Calls Out David Cameron And Boris Johnson During Brexit Rant


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British comedian John Oliver gave his thoughts on Britain's decision to leave the European Union last week, in an explicit rant on his HBO show ‘Last Week Tonight’. In his speech Oliver called out both David Cameron and Boris Johnson, while warning US viewers, “there are no f***ing do-overs.”

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"Let us begin straight away with The United Kingdom, a place whose very name, after this week's events, is beginning to sound a bit sarcastic,” Oliver began. “Because the UK this week voted to leave the European Union, a decision that has shaken the world.

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John Oliver Riffs On The Pointlessness Of Daylight Saving Time


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John Oliver, the host of HBO's Last Week Tonight, directed his ire at the pointlessness of Daylight Saving Time on Sunday's show, breaking down why the practice is ridiculous and shouldn't even be a thing anymore.

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"If you're like most Americans, you've been groggy all day after losing an hour of sleep to Daylight Saving. And as you struggle to remember the clock on your fucking microwave, you may have wondered: Why is this happening?"

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John Oliver Goes After Ferguson Cops, "The Police Are Not Soldiers"


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John Oliver delivered a scathing takedown of the on-going turmoil in Ferguson, Missouri, reminding authorities, "Police are not soldiers". On August 9, unarmed teenager Michael Brown was shot and killed.

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On the final Last Week Tonight of August, Oliver delved into the biggest national news story of the summer. 

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John Oliver Goes Solo With 'Last Week Tonight', So How Did It Go?


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John Oliver has gotten off the mark with his new solo show Last Week Tonight on HBO, which didn't stray too far from the concept and structure of Jon Stewart's The Daily Show. The reviews were, on the whole, pretty good and Oliver certainly didn't do anything wrong in his first outing.

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"But what really grabbed me about Last Week Tonight was the long segment in the middle about the upcoming India Election," wrote Darren Franich of Entertainment Weekly, "Oliver chastised the American media for its complete inability to cover the biggest election in human history; but Oliver also managed to come up with a handy rundown of the important facts."

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Once A "Little-Known British Standup", John Oliver Hits HBO With 'Last Week Tonight'


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John Oliver’s ascendance has been startling. He only moved to New York 8 years ago, and between becoming best friends with Ricky Gervais, starring as Prof. Ian Duncan on NBC's ‘Community’ and ‘corresponding’ on Comedy Central's ‘The Daily Show with Jon Stewart’, he’s managed to navigate through a sea of late night talk show hosts to carve out his own: ‘Last Week Tonight’, which premieres this Sunday on HBO.

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He was "a little-known British standup," according to HBO programming president, Michael Lombardo in light of his 8-week sting anchoring in Stewart’s chair while he was off living the director dream, but he quickly impressed him. "I was dazzled by this guy who came in and pulled it off."

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John Oliver, With Gervais Seal Of Approval, Hits TVs On HBO In Late April


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John Oliver went from working the stand up scene in the U.K to being recommended by Ricky Gervais to U.S giant Jon Stewart. He then hosted The Daily Show in place of Stewart to critical acclaim, and how he has his own HBO show. It’s good to be John Oliver right now.

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"Last Week Tonight with John Oliver" will air Sundays in the 11:00-11:30 p.m. It’ll take a Satirical look at the week in news, politics and current affairs, HBO confirmed in a statement, but they were secretive about anything else the show had to offer.

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John Oliver To Unveil "Tonight Show Last Week" On HBO In April


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John Oliver’s new HBO show has finally been made official with the announcement of a title and a release date. Oliver fans rejoice! The former “Daily Show” correspondent will begin “The Tonight Show Last Week With John Oliver” (bit of a mouthful) on April 27 at 11 p.m. The show will take a satirical look at the biggest news headlines of the week, not unlike Jon Stewart’s “Daily Show” format.

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Oliver wants his show to have a distinct voice, different from that of "The Daily Show".

This is as much as Oliver and HBO have revealed at this point, meaning that eager viewers will have to wait for the official premiere to find out exactly how Oliver’s format will differ. The host didn’t exactly make it clear during his appearance in front of the Television Critics’ Association in January.

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After Three Months Out, Jon Stewart Makes His Triumphant Daily Show Return: Big Macs, Paula Deen And Syria


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We loved John Oliver on The Daily Show, but let’s be honest – it’s really Jon Stewart’s schtick. Well, fans of the comedian/director/pundit will no doubt be glad to learn that he is finally back to hosting the satirical news show. Stewart spent the summer filming his movie Rosewater in Jordan and, naturally the opening gag had to make reference of that.

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Stewart returned with a healthy tan and a bout of nostalgia.

We won’t spoil it for you, but it did involve Stewart, Oliver, Stephen Colbert and Big Mac defibrillators. It might not have been the subtlest of gags, but it did get the point across – Jon Stewart is back and entirely his old, red, white and blue American self. And while Stewart admitted to enjoying the cultural experience, apparently there’s nothing like being back in the good ol’ US of A. "For all that I appreciate and learned about the culture that I was immersed in, boy, I'm Western, in all its glorious, decadent imperfections," he said. "I recall driving back to New York City thinking, 'Hello dildo shop near a school.’”

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Jon Stewart Returns To 'The Daily Show' After Summer Sabbatical


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Comedian Jon Stewart has returned to his hosting duties on US political news satire show, The Daily Show, after he took a 12 week sabbatical to spent time working on Middle Eastern political documentary Rosewater. In his absence, the excellently funny Brit comic John Oliver kept his presenting seat warm.

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Stewart's Back To Rule The Daily Show's Roost.

On the Tuesday night show, Stewart opened by letting his audience know how much he missed them: "You don't know what it's like out there in the real world. Nobody applauds every stupid little thing you do."

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Jon Stewart Is On Vacation From 'The Daily Show', Long Live John Oliver


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Jon Stewart is taking the summer off his duties at The Daily Show, a hiatus which started last night. It’s alright though, because Stewart’s post is aptly covered by the show’s regular correspondent, John Oliver, who kicked off his run last night (Thursday) prompting a spike in the satirical news program’s viewership. As much as fans have enjoyed Oliver’s hosting skills however, Comedy Central is expecting an even bigger spike tonight, when Stewart links in from location via Skype.

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Stewart has left the show in capable hands.

Oliver will assume hosting duties until fall, while Stewart is off directing his very first movie, according to Deadline. Stewart’s directorial debut, Rosewater, will keep to his area of expertise, political commentary. The film centers on the story of a journalist, detained in an Iranian prison and interrogated using brutal methods. The movie is expected for a 2014 release, with the exact date still to be announced.

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Jon Stewart Is "Captured Foreign Spy" On Egyptian TV Show


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Jon Stewart, US writer, comedian, and host of Comedy Central's The Daily Show, has made an appearance on Egyptian television's top satire program, Al-Bernameg. He was introduced as a guest after being brought out by suited goons underneath a hood to the sound of Star Wars' Imperial March. After the hood was whipped off and he was introduced as Jon Stewart, the crowd exploded into cheering and applause.

Al-Bernameg, which translates to The Program, is Egypt's equivalent of USA's The Daily Show where a mock news studio and news presenter is used to send up political figures and occurrences. The program is hosted by Bassem Youssef, who rose to fame as an incredibly popular comedian after making online political videos mocking Egyptian politics during the 2011 uprising.

An unmasked Stewart began to speak to the audience in Arabic, saying "thank you" and "please sit down, I am a simple man who does not like to be fussed over" over and over again before he explained in English that that was all he could memorise. The rest of the interview was conducted in English, which included Stewart's upcoming Iranian documentary Rosewater, and the issue of satire in a country as strict as Egypt.

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Does John Oliver Work As Host Of The Daily Show? You Bet He Does.


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John Oliver made his debut as Jon Stewart's temporary replacement on the Daily Show on Monday night (June 10, 2013) and proved to be quite the hit. The British comedian - recommended to Stewart by Ricky Gervais - used his tried and test brand of self-depracating humor from the off. And it worked.

"I am John Oliver and let's all just acknowledge for a moment that this is weird. This looks weird, it feels weird, it even sounds weird-and this is my actual voice," he began, to a barrage of applause. There was some criticism of Oliver's interviewing techniques, though he had already joked of his disdain for celebrity sit-downs and his questions of comedic actor Seth Rogen were reasonable enough. Mainly he just told the actor that he loved his new movie This Is The End

Oliver can't lose as Daily Show host. He had a couple of clever tactics for thwarting the critics, firstly thinking out loud how he'd be barracked for the performance, and secondly partaking in a little skit with special correspondent Aasif Mandvi about Buzzfeed apparently posting 'The 27 Worst Moments of John Oliver's First Six Minutes.'

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Meet John Oliver, Jon Stewart's Replacement As Daily Show Host


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John Oliver? No? Never heard of him? Well, the British comedian is about to replace Jon Stewart as host of the Daily Show, just for the summer of course. Recommended to Stewart by Ricky Gervais, the dark-haired, bespectacled, self-deprecating Oliver has a popular podcast following, though the Daily Show is his biggest gig to date. Obviously.

The comedian was taping a stand-up set for the fourth season of his Comedy Central series John Oliver's New York Stand-Up Show at the Webster Hall on Tuesday night (June 4, 2013) when he was asked by an audience member if he was excited to fill the boots of Stewart, "The only thing I'm nervous about is talking to guests like human beings, because all of my interviews so far have been attacking people," Oliver says. "I have a genuine concern about sitting across from an actor whose movies I obviously haven't seen."

On a recent interview with one of the hottest movie stars of the moment, Oliver explained, "Two nights ago, I had a nightmare I was interviewing Jaden Smith. I said, 'Look, Jaden, I haven't seen "After Earth" but the trailers look awful,' and behind him, I could see Will Smith doing this [raises a fist]. I don't know why in my head that's how Will Smith expresses anger, like a 1920s journalist."

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Standing three apples high, the tiny Smurfs live happily and peacefully in their medieval Smurfs village. However, their quiet way of life is threatened by the evil wizard Gargamel and his long-suffering, wise cracking cat Azrael. Gargamel wants to become the most powerful sorcerer in the world and to do that, he needs the Smurfs' essence.

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