Premieres February 14


Breaking news, on a weekly basis. Comedian John Oliver satirically covers the week in news, politics and current events in this Emmy-winning variety series.

2019 Emmy Winner — Outstanding Variety Talk Series & Writing for a Variety Series
Winner 2016, 2017, 2018

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Topical Topics

July 19, 2020
Coronavirus: Conspiracy Theories

With conspiracy theories about coronavirus proliferating, John Oliver discusses why we’re prone to believe, how to distinguish fact from fiction, and what you can do to help others.

June 14, 2020
Facial Recognition

John Oliver takes a look at facial recognition technology, how it’s used by private companies and law enforcement, and why it can be dangerous.

June 7, 2020

As nationwide protests over the deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor are met with police brutality, John Oliver discusses how the histories of policing and white supremacy are intertwined, the roadblocks to fixing things, and some potential paths forward.

May 31, 2020
Voting by Mail

With the 2020 presidential election nearing and a pandemic in full swing, John Oliver discusses why voting by mail is necessary, the fearmongering surrounding it, and why we need to start planning for November right now.

April 5, 2020

One America News, or OAN, is a far-right news network being embraced by President Trump at his coronavirus press briefings. John Oliver takes a look at who they are, how they report, and why they could be a big problem during the pandemic.

“A shining beacon in the eternal shriek that was our daily existence.”

— A.V. Club

Special Guest Stars

Sometimes John needs a little help to get his point across.

Tibet’s holiest man and Oliver bond over a fresh batch of horse milk.

For when you need a break from all the bad news.

Oliver invites Jack “definitely a doctor” McBrayer on to one-up Alex Jones.

There’s nothing like the soothing sound of the accordion to ensure diplomacy.

The British satirical political candidate has a message for his underlings.

Don’t knock it until “Laura F**king Linney” has had a go.

Clips That Stand the Test of Time

A rapidly-changing news cycle is no match for these essential in-depth reports.

July 30, 2017
Alex Jones

YouTube personality Alex Jones is known for pushing conspiracy theories. He also likes to promote his own products. Oliver and a “doctor” test his marketing strategy.

July 2, 2017
Sinclair Broadcast Group

The largest owner of local TV stations in the country often injects conservative political views into local news. Oliver shares why this is alarming, "snowflake."

May 21, 2017
Stupid Watergate

Like Watergate. But stupid. Oliver discusses the shocking magnitude and potential impact of the latest revelations surrounding the Russia investigation.

June 4, 2017
Paris Agreement

Donald Trump plans to withdraw the United States from the Paris Agreement on climate change. That's bad news for anyone who happens to live on this planet.

June 25, 2017

The benefits of vaccines far outweigh the minuscule risks, but some parents still question their safety. Oliver discusses why some may still feel uncertain about childhood vaccinations.

May 7, 2017
Net Neutrality II

Equal access to online information is under threat again. Oliver encourages internet commenters to voice their displeasure to the FCC by visiting

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