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Lena Headey And John Oliver Cast In Danger Mouse Cartoon Reboot

BBC bosses announced they were giving the cartoon a revamp last year (14), more than two decades after the show went off air in 1992, and funnyman Stephen Fry became the first big star to...

John Oliver: "Congratulations On Your White Penis"

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...

John Oliver On Why The U.s Bail System Is Just Plain Wrong

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...

John Oliver Defends Irs As "The Anus Of The Country"

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...

John Oliver Rips Apart For-profit Policing, Twitter Explodes

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...

John Oliver Riffs On The Pointlessness Of Daylight Saving Time

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...

John Oliver Goes After Elected State Judges On 'Last Week Tonight'

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...

John Oliver Returns With Savage Takedown Of Pharmaceutical Companies

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...

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

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...

Bruce Springsteen Auctions $300k Lasagne Dinner

Bruce Springsteen auctioned a lasagne dinner at his home for $300,000.The 65-year-old entertainer raised $600,000 at the 8th annual Stand Up For Heroes charity concert after selling the opportunity to have a meal at his...

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

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.John Oliver's takedown has gone viralOn...

John Oliver Rallies The Internet Trolls To Give The Fcc Hell

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...

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

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...

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

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...

John Oliver, With Gervais Seal Of Approval, Hits Tvs On Hbo In Late April

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...

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

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...

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

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...

John Oliver's Comedy Star Continues To Rise With Hbo Series In 2014

John Oliver has been rewarded for his successful stint as Jon Stewart's temporary replacement this summer on The Daily Show with his own topical series on HBO beginning in 2014, the network announced on Thursday...

John Oliver's "Distinct Voice" Gains New Hbo Show

John Oliver has a new show commissioned by HBO. The comedian has been filling in for Jon Stewart on The Daily Show over the summer and had gained the attention HBO producers.Stewart was away directing...

For Jon Stewart, The Toronto Film Festival Is Another Day's Work

For some, the Toronto Film Festival is a great experience; they meet loads of people and see a bunch of great movies. For others, the event means plenty of review writing, lots of travel and...

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

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...

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

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....

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

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,...

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

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...

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

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...

John Oliver Wants Queen Elizabeth For Daily Show

John Oliver wants Queen Elizabeth to appear on 'The Daily Show'.The British born comedian is set to take over the reins of the show from Jon Stewart for three months and revealed his ideal guest...

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

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,...

Patrick Stewart Replaces Comedy Correspondent On Tv

Thespian PATRICK STEWART showed off his comedy skills on U.S. Tv on Wednesday night (26Sep12) by pretending to be comedian and The Daily Show correspondent John Oliver for a news piece about the dispute between...

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