The British-born comedian, who returns with his HBO show 'Last Week Tonight' at the weekend, joked that his green card status might not be enough to stop him being thrown out of America "like a tea bag".
With the return of his HBO political comedy show ‘Last Week Tonight’ set to return to the screen next week, British-born host John Oliver has expressed a degree of nervousness about having to inevitably taken on the new US president Donald Trump in the upcoming series.
As a green card-holder, Oliver echoed sentiments he made in a new Rolling Stone cover interview to Stephen Colbert when he made an appearance on ‘The Late Show’ on Tuesday (February 7th), saying that he’s no longer sure that he won’t be thrown out of the States “like a tea bag” if he pokes too much fun at Trump.
“The crazy thing is it's probably not gonna happen, but there is a non-zero chance of it happening now,” Oliver joked. “So yeah, I am slightly concerned. I have an American wife and American son now, but who knows what's enough? Having a green card used to be enough. But yet what we saw with that executive order on immigration, that debacle, things were not what they supposed to be.”
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He's the latest to express his disgust at Trump's election.
If there was anyone who didn't mince their words regarding their feelings on Donald Trump being named the President-elect, it's John Oliver. The 'Last Week Tonight' show host has been particularly vocal about his lack of support for the Republican candidate, but nothing he said previously compared to his reaction of the news.
John Oliver speaks out about Donald Trump election
It seemed John Oliver tried his best to make light of a situation that he ultimately believes is hopeless and terrifying, but there was definitely a dark and serious undertone to his response to the election results. He referred to businessman Trump as a 'Klan-backed, misogynist Internet troll' and spoke about how unwell the news coverage has made him.
Comedian and TV host John Oliver said, three years ago, that Donald Trump should run for president as a joke.
In his last show before the high-stakes presidential election, comedian John Oliver accepted the blame for Donald Trump’s controversial candidacy by digging up some old archive footage of himself saying that the whole idea was laughable.
Those with sharp memories may recall that British comedian Oliver guest-hosted ‘The Daily Show’ in 2013. In it, he egged on Trump to run, saying that he’d write him a “campaign check” in order to run for the purposes of a joke. Oh how prophetic he proved to be.
John Oliver apologised for Donald Trump - it's all his fault!
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The British comedian gave his thoughts on Brexit during an angry 10 minute on HBO’s ‘Last Week Tonight’.
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.”
John Oliver has given a damming critique of the EU referendum result.
"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 - New York Comedy Festival and the Bob Woodruff Foundation's 9th Annual Stand Up For Heroes Event - Arrivals at Theater at Madison Square Garden - New York City, New York, United States - Tuesday 10th November 2015
John Oliver was on top form.
John Oliver used Monday's Last Week Tonight to give his two cents on the subject of online harassment and revenge porn.
John Oliver targeted online harassment during Monday's Last Week Tonight
"If you have one of those, you probably have a very different experience on the Internet," the host said. "Women in particular can receive a cornucopia of horrifying messages."
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John Oliver ripped about the U.S justice system for its bail procedure.
John Oliver turned his attention to the U.S bail system on Sunday's Last Week Tonight, explaining how it disproportionately hurts the poor. Oliver said some people might admit guilty just to stay out of jail and despaired at television shows about bounty hunters that have normalized "people with guns [who] hunt humans for sport".
John Oliver chugged a Bud Lite Lime to celebrate the resignation of Sepp Blatter
"Jail can do for your actual life what being in a marching band can do for your social life," Oliver joked. "Even if you're just in for a little while, it can destroy you."
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John Oliver defending the IRS. Really?
Wait, what? John Oliver defended the IRS on Last Week Tonight. Kind of looks wrong doesn't it? But, yep, the British comedian used his monologue on Sunday's show to explain why we shouldn't be so hard on the company, which he dubbed "the anus of our country."
John Oliver has the IRS in his sights - but not in the way you'd expect
"I know that sounds unappealing," he warned, "But I promise if you stay to the end of this there'll be a very sexy reward."
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John Oliver is proving to be hugely popular on U.S television.
John Oliver turned his attention to for-profit policing on Sunday's Last Week Tonight, specifically the municipalities that target low-income black residents with fines and court fees to balance the books.
John Oliver went after for-profit policing in Sunday's Last Week Tonight
"No one is saying that people who break the law should not be punished," Oliver began. "Not only should municipalities not be balancing their books on the backs of some of their most vulnerable citizens, but we cannot have a system where committing a minor violation can end up putting you in - and I'm going to use a legal term of art here - the f*ck barrel."
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John Oliver also mocked the Labour Party's recent pink bus campaign.
John Oliver focused his ire on elected state judges during Sunday's Last Week Tonight. It's one of the most unique aspects of US democracy, though Oliver argued that it forced judges to take tough stances simply to appeal to voters.
John Oliver went after elected state judges and the UK Labour Party
"The problem with an elected judiciary is sometimes the right decision is neither easy or popular," Oliver said. "And yet, campaigns force judges to look over their shoulder on every ruling."
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John Oliver is back!
John Oliver returned on Last Week Tonight on Sunday night (February 8) and let loose with an epic 17-minute takedown of the powerful pharmaceutical companies. As Uproxx put it, Oliver tackled "the underinformed-but-attractive drug reps who peddle questionable, overpriced treatments to doctors who love a free lunch."
John Oliver made a welcome return to Last Week Tonight with an epic takedown of the major pharmaceutical companies
Oliver began pointing out the sad, depressing statistic that 9 out of the top 10 drug companies spend more on marketing than they do on research. He also noted that $24 billion of marketing was aimed directly at doctors last year.
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