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John Oliver Proposes a New Way to Measure Sugar in Food on 'Last Week Tonight'

In honor of Halloween, last night on Last Week Tonight John Oliver devoted over 10 minutes to exploring the deceiving world of the sugar industry and the fact that every American eats "Michael Cera's weight in sugar every year." The FDA is currently trying to get an "Added Sugars" category added to food products' nutritional labels, but Oliver has a much better idea in mind that'll make it easier for consumers to understand.

John Oliver Begs Scotland to Stay in the UK on 'Last Week Tonight'

This Thursday Scotland will be voting on a referendum to secede from the UK, and on Last Week Tonight, John Oliver broke down both sides of the debate in a segment that's full of references to haggis, Nessie, bagpipe music, and a special visit at the end from Scotland's national animal.

HBO Is Being Good About Putting 'Last Week Tonight with John Oliver' Online, and Hopefully It'll Stay That Way

It's only been six weeks since the premiere of John Oliver's satirical HBO late night show Last Week Tonight, but so far, HBO has been acting out of character by regularly posting large chunks of the show on YouTube so that non-subscribers to check out the new series. HBO explained this uncharacteristic move to Hitfix's Alan Sepinwall in a statement:

There is no cookie-cutter approach to promoting a new show; every program demands its own strategy. We are always looking for interesting ways for viewers to sample our programming and  with the topicality and timeliness of Last Week Tonight we feel putting select clips on YouTube is an effective and [...]

John Oliver Nails GM with Fake Ad

Here's a clip from the latest episode of John Oliver's new HBO late night series Last Week Tonight, in which Oliver discusses a super absurd leaked General Motors public relations memo and annihilates the company with a fake ad.

'Last Week Tonight' Created an All-Animal Supreme Court Reenactment Tool Kit

During last night's Last Week Tonight, John Oliver and crew created a solution for the longstanding rule against cameras in the Supreme Court by making an impressive 10-minute clip of an all-animal Court without audio. Check out the full clip below, then sync it up with your favorite Supreme Court case audio here.

Listen to John Oliver and Howard Stern Have a Chat

Here's Howard Stern's interview with John Oliver from earlier today in its entirety, in which the duo discuss Oliver's difficult early days in show business, Ricky Gervais recommending him to The Daily Show, turning down a full-time job on Community to stay on Daily Show, and Last Week Tonight in depth.

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John Oliver Reacts to Accusations of Crashing the FCC Website

On his new show Last Week Tonight this week, John Oliver encouraged fans to head to the FCC website to complain about cable companies campaigning to end net neutrality and the FCC site subsequently crashed. Here's Oliver on Charlie Rose yesterday responding to allegations that he caused the crash. "We didn’t crash their website, Charlie — that’s a huge accusation," said Oliver. "We merely pointed people to their website and told them why they should be angry about it, and they went in droves."

John Oliver Hosts a Beauty Pageant with Kathy Griffin on 'Last Week Tonight'

Here's a clip from last night's episode of Last Week Tonight, in which John Oliver breaks down the Miss America Pageant — or as they prefer to be known, "the world's largest provider of scholarships for women." Oliver decided to investigate the pageant's claims of providing $45 million in scholarship money each year then decided to host his very own beauty pageant with a little help from Kathy Griffin.

Stephen Hawking Will Be a Guest on Sunday's 'Last Week Tonight with John Oliver'

Physicist Stephen Hawking is set to be the guest on this Sunday's episode of Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. Hawking will be interviewed by Oliver in what will be the show's seventh episode.

Last Week Tonight only premiered a couple months back, but the show has already found its footing, drawing critical raves and millions of views for extended clips of the show uploaded to YouTube. Hawking joins an eclectic list of guests the show has had, including former NSA director Keith B. Alexander, journalist Fareed Zakaria, and pop duo Right Said Fred of "I'm Too Sexy" fame.

John Oliver's Net Neutrality Segment Crashed the FCC's Comments System

On Sunday's episode of his new show Last Week Tonight, John Oliver called for creepy internet commenters to complain directly to the FCC about how cable companies are trying to end net neutrality (or as he says it should be called, "preventing cable company fuckery"). Oliver informed viewers that the FCC is actually accepting internet comments at fcc.gov/comments for the next 120 days.

Here's Oliver's passionate call to arms for internet commenters:

I can't believe I'm about to do this, but I would like to address internet commenters out there directly. [deep breath] Good evening, monsters. This may be the moment you’ve spent your whole lives training for … [...]