Splitsider

Posts tagged as last week tonight with john oliver

Jon Stewart on John Oliver: "My preference would have been that I have him forever."

"Obviously, look, my preference would have been that I have him forever. But I also know that's not how it works here. We get these really talented people for a certain time until other people recognize that and go, 'Hey, why don't I pay him more and let him do it over here?'"

- Jon Stewart on his protégé John Oliver in a cover story for The Hollywood Reporter ahead of the April 27 premiere of his new HBO show Last Week Tonight with John Oliver.

GOP Josh Gondelman Stars in Two 'Last Week Tonight with John Oliver' Clips

Here's a video of comedian Josh Gondelman posing as a hip young Republican in a fake GOP "Create Your American Dream" ad for Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, which premieres on HBO next month. Click through to watch Gondelman's second ad, where he explains why when it comes to the nation's energy policy, he's "for everything," even panda blood.

CBS Offered John Oliver a Late Night Show Before He Went to HBO

It hasn't even been 24 hours since David Letterman announced his retirement from late night, but there's already an interesting update that sheds some light on what direction CBS might want to go with their next Late Show host. As reported by Vulture, Daily Show correspondent and substitute host John Oliver was approached last year by CBS to potentially take over Craig Ferguson's 12:30am time slot or another late night slot altogether, but Oliver ultimately chose to go with HBO to develop his show Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. While Oliver's obviously out of the running now, this update suggests that Jon Stewart and Stephen [...]

Here's a Trailer for HBO's 'Last Week Tonight with John Oliver'

In December, longtime correspondent John Oliver left The Daily Show to host his own political late night show for HBO. Called Last Week Tonight, it's set to premiere April 27th, and here's the first trailer for it. Oliver snagged Daily Show head writer Tim Carvell to be his head writer and Oliver had a very successful run as Jon Stewart's summer fill-in host last year, so expectations are definitely high for this one.

John Oliver Calls Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert the "High-Water Mark for Satire"

"One of the laziest stereotypes that British people have of Americans is that they don’t get irony. And that has never been true and it’s definitely not true now. … It’s very hard to make that case when Jon [Stewart] and Stephen [Colbert] are doing what they’re doing. They’re the high-water mark for satire now."

- John Oliver in a new interview with the Washington Post ahead of the premiere of his HBO show Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, which airs on HBO on April 27th.

'Last Week Tonight with John Oliver' Premieres on HBO April 27th

In a press release today, HBO confirmed that John Oliver's new talk show, titled Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, is set to debut on Sunday, April 27th at 11:00PM, which will be the show's regular weekly time slot. Oliver snagged Daily Show head writer Tim Carvell back in December, and James Taylor (John Oliver's New York Stand-Up Show) and Jon Thoday (Workaholics, Adam Devine's House Party) will also serve as executive producers. Click through to watch The Daily Show's John Oliver retrospective: