# Similar Talk-Show Like Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (2014)
Released: 27 April 2014 (USA)
Runtime: 30 Min
Genre: Comedy, News, Talk-Show
Taglines: Back Despite Popular Demand
Actors: John Oliver , David Kaye , Noel Macneal
Former Daily Show host and correspondent John Oliver brings his persona to this new weekly news satire program.
With his insightful wit and fearless candor, comedian John Oliver, formerly of the The Daily Show (1996), reviews the crazy current affairs happening in America and around the world. In doing so, he provides a wry perspective that punctures pomposity and cuts through all pretensions with comically outrageous audacity. In doing so, he can get to the heart of the matter of the world’s most serious and absurd problems with plenty of laughs along the way.
John Oliver won an Emmy for his work as a writer on The Daily Show With Jon Stewart, but it wasn’t until he guest-hosted that show in the summer of 2013 that HBO took notice of his singular perspective and distinct voice. Thanks to that memorable gig, Oliver gets to show off his talent in front of HBO’s camera on Last Week Tonight. The late-night series sees the British comic review what happened the past seven days in news, politics and current events, all with a heavy dose of satire, of course. Oliver hosted a stand-up show for four seasons on Comedy Central, and he was also responsible for co-writing and co-presenting the popular weekly satirical podcast The Bugle.