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9th Annual Stand Up For Heroes Event

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

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Donald Trump Hits Back After John Oliver Snub


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Oliver insisted in an interview on Friday (30Oct15) that he wasn't interested in having the Republican presidential candidate hopeful on his talk show because he doesn't "really care about him in any capacity".

Talking to CBS This Morning, the comedian said Trump has "no internal monologue" and branded the businessman an open book, adding, "That book doesn't have that many interesting words in it."

Trump took to Twitter.com on Saturday (31Oct15) and hit back at Oliver's claims, alleging the comedian had already reached out to request that he appear on the show.

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HBO's Official 2015 Emmy After Party

John Oliver - HBO's Official 2015 Emmy After Party at Pacific Design Center - West Hollywood, California, United States - Sunday 20th September 2015

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John Oliver: "Congratulations On Your White Penis"


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John Oliver used Monday's Last Week Tonight to give his two cents on the subject of online harassment and revenge porn. 

John OliverJohn 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 On Why The U.S Bail System Is Just Plain Wrong


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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 OliverJohn 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 Defends IRS As "The Anus Of The Country"


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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 OliverJohn 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 Rips Apart For-Profit Policing, Twitter Explodes


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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 OliverJohn 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 Goes After Elected State Judges On 'Last Week Tonight'


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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 OliverJohn 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 Returns With Savage Takedown Of Pharmaceutical Companies


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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 OliverJohn 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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"Girls" Season Four Premiere

John Oliver - Photographs of the stars of the hit TV show "Girls" as they took to the red carpet for the Season Four Premiere in Manhattan, New York, United States - Tuesday 6th January 2015

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J.j. Abrams Hit By Flying Fish On Star Wars Set


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Filmmaker J.J. Abrams took a break from making the new Star Wars film last week (ends07Nov14) to star in a fish-flying skit for comedian John Oliver's U.S. Tv show Last Week Tonight With John Oliver.

The British comic was covering a news report about salmon transportation and decided to shoot fake fish from a gun.

U.S. soap stars and fellow Tv personalities Jimmy Fallon, David Letterman, Jon Stewart and Anderson Cooper all appeared in the skit and were hit by fish, as was The Simpsons' Homer Simpson in an animated segment and Tom Hanks, who was recording a public service announcement.

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John Oliver Rallies The Internet Trolls To Give The FCC Hell


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John Oliver is using his position as satirical-sideways-swiper for good, it would seem. His latest target is the FCC and ‘net neutrality’, and he addressed them in a rousing, 13-minute-long segment from his new-ish HBO show, ‘Last Week Tonight’.

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With his burgeoning brand of sarcasm, cheap punch lines and scathing one-liners, Oliver took what seemed like a lifetime of pent up aggression out on the decision makers and beneficiaries of the proposed changes to net neutrality, which would grant the big money companies access to a high speed service, while the internet minnows would be left scrambling in the slow lane. Except it wasn't a lifetime of aggresion: Oliver is rallying the troops for an important battle, using comedy as his conduit for compliance. 

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"Girls" Season Three Premiere

John Oliver - "Girls" Season Three Premiere at Jazz at Lincoln Center - New York, New York, United States - Monday 6th January 2014

Trailer For 'Community' Season Five Hits The Web [Video]


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Community will at last be back on our screens in the new year and to celebrate the long-awaited return of the Greendale Seven (whose numbers have admittedly declined since the start of the show) an all-new trailer has been released by NBC. Marking the return of series creator Dan Harmon to the helm, the new trailer is a cinematic feast, coming across more as a movie trailer than a promo for a television series.

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Dan Harmon and Joel McHale both make their welcome returns to Greendale Community College

It seems as though Joel McHale's Jeff Winger has finally been able to reignite his law career after spending four years at the community college, only for it all to come crashing down as soon as he could get things moving again. The pop culture references are right here just as you would expect, with Abed (Danny Pudi) comparing Winger's return to Greendale with season nine of Scrubs, posing, "It could be like Scrubs season nine - a revamp, a do-over."

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61st Annual Writers Guild Awards New York Ceremony Held At The Hudson Theatre, Millennium Broadway Hotel.

John Oliver - John Oliver and guest Thursday 7th May 2009 61st Annual Writers Guild Awards New York Ceremony held at The Hudson Theatre, Millennium Broadway Hotel.

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