Post Tagged with: "John Oliver"

/ January 15, 2017 11:51 am

Political Comedy is Killing the Absurdity of Late-Night

By Samantha Allen, Paste Magazine | At the start of his New Year’s Eve Late Night special, Seth Meyers launched into a long segment called “A Closer Look Back at 2016: The Year in Politics.” I could not have changed the channel faster. It’s not that I don’t share Meyers’ politics; if anything, I’m further left than his show typically skews. […]

/ September 18, 2016 3:17 pm

In the 21st century, comedy is our greatest tool for progressive change

By Mary O’Hara, Quartz | Maeve Higgins once set herself a task. The Irish-born comedian wanted to see what life would be like if she stopped laughing at things that weren’t funny. Turns out it wasn’t as easy as she thought. “It was so effing hard,” she says. “Laughter is a lubricant and is expected, and it’s really hard not […]

/ September 29, 2015 7:14 am

Comedy as the Remedy

By Akash Wasil, Harvard Political Review | Would you vote for John Oliver? Guatemala would. In the first round of Guatemala’s recent presidential election, comedian Jimmy Morales won 24 percent of the vote. Morales’ rise symbolizes widespread opposition toward Guatemala’s current government officials. With “Ni corrupto, ni ladrón” (“Neither corrupt nor a thief”) as his campaign slogan, Morales promised to […]

/ March 10, 2015 10:36 am

Larry Come Nightly: Larry Wilmore hosts The Nightly Show

By Diane Vacca, ComedyBeat | When he named The Nightly Show, Larry Wilmore made clear his strong connection to The Daily Show, where he was Jon Stewart’s “Senior Black Correspondent.” Nightly follows Daily in several ways. Most obvious is the literal: night follows day and the two shows are broadcast back to back. Wilmore reprises the role he played on […]

/ February 13, 2015 8:13 am

Did Comedy Central let its 3 biggest stars slip away?

By CNN Money | Fifteen months ago John Oliver, Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart were all massive stars on Comedy Central. Now Oliver is at HBO, Colbert is on the way to CBS and Stewart is preparing to sign off from “The Daily Show.” What the heck happened? It would seem that Comedy Central let talent slip through its fingers, […]

/ January 25, 2015 4:30 pm

Comedy Review: John Oliver at Tower Theater

By David Hiltbrand, Philadelpha Inquirer | For an Englishman who lives in New York, John Oliver is remarkably conversant with the foibles of Philadelphia. And he got right to it during the second of his two shows at the Tower Theater on Friday night. “Thank you for being here,” he greeted the audience, “and not out on the streets punching […]

/ November 17, 2014 10:48 am

John Oliver’s Complicated Fun Connects for HBO

By David Carr, New York Times | Every once in a while, it’s nice to be wrong about something. When HBO announced last fall that John Oliver, a British comedian I very much admire, would be hosting a weekly show focused on current events, I remember thinking, “That will never work.” Given that the news cycle is measured in fractions […]

/ September 26, 2014 9:06 am

Oliver Adds Journalism to His Comedy

By David Bauder, AP | In poking fun at the Miss America pageant on the most recent episode of HBO’s “Last Week Tonight,” John Oliver reached for the comedic equivalent of low-hanging fruit. Then he veered into something wholly unexpected — investigative journalism. His subsequent report questioning the pageant’s scholarship program was the latest example of how Oliver has quickly […]

/ April 28, 2014 8:12 am

‘Last Week Tonight With John Oliver’ review: The Weekly Show

By Darren Franich, Entertainment Weekly | The fear with Last Week Tonight is that it’s The Daily Show except once a week — a staggered timeline that would rob the basic news-punning format of its intrinsic topical punch. John Oliver’s new show has the familiar rhythms of the show that bore him: Description of news item, comical montage of actual […]

/ November 15, 2013 9:24 am

‘Daily Show’s’ John Oliver to Host HBO Show

By Cynthia Littleton, Variety | HBO has won the sweepstakes to land John Oliver for a show. The “Daily Show” correspondent’s move to topline his own series was only a matter of time after his well- received stint substituting for Jon Stewart this summer. HBO said Thursday that Oliver will host a weekly topic comedy series to air on Sunday nights […]

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