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It started yesterday, and HBO put the first episode up on YouTube for free! The format is very similar to The Daily Show, as to be expected, but I thought Oliver did a great job, and it covered topics like the Indian elections that Stewart and Colbert haven't even touched yet.
So episode two was yesterday and I have to say that I'm really enjoying this. It actually seems more serious than the Daily Show or Colbert, like it still does plenty of jokes, but it also both talked about serious issues last epp (like the death penalty) and probably educated plenty of viewers about thing abroad they knew nothing of.
I wish that the second one was on You Tube. Sigghh.
HBO will never do that. I'd settle for a pirate streaming site. I don't like to torrent too often because I think Three Strikes I'd still a thing.
That anti McConnell attack ad...
Why, John Oliver, why? Oh the humanity...
Also, Bill Nye taking a selfie with John Oliver made me chuckle.
edited 13th May '14 6:57:47 AM by 3of4
I think "why" would be "because they're gluttons for punishment". Can you imagine casting for "grey-haired, octogenarian micropenis"?
John Oliver goes into detail about the casting process here.
Sooo... Any GM drivers in here?
Man, that scene with Bowser crying over receiving death benefits from Donkey Kong broke my fucking heart.
I love that they were prepared for that.
I hope this show gets an official page soon and when it does, this is a must for moments of awesome
HBO is no longer publishing the whole thing on You Tube so I only get the highlights. His bits on Net Neutrality and Tony Abbot are what I saw. Both were great.
I think it was just the first episode they put online in full. It was a promotional thing.
edited 2nd Jun '14 10:11:22 AM by TParadox
Damn I'm having an Earworm from last ep.
That's just hilarious. I didn't even know about Right Said Fred until watching the Assad segment.
Oh, it was awesome I'm just going to run around the rest of the day humming it.
Skip to 1:50 if you want to see why
edited 9th Jun '14 7:00:25 AM by 3of4
Well, that was a highly effective case of pandering this week
For any puppet fans, those puppeters at the end were Stephanie D'Abruzzo (from Avenue Q fame), Noel Mac Neal (from Bear in the Big Blue House fame), James Wojtal (puppet builder) and Paul Radki (I have no idea what this one is).
Turning America's prison nightmare into a Sesame Street gig was brilliant, especially given how disproportionately it impacts poor and minority children. The comments on the You Tube video are depressing, as always.
edited 21st Jul '14 6:40:10 AM by Fighteer
Let me guess, "they deserve all the crap for being criminal scum" and then someone flaming back?
Or sesame street hate/"How dare he turn my childhood memory into political commentary"?
Mostly the former.
So Fox News mentioned his new Show now (and he commented on it)
Am I the only one who would totally not surprised if he and Jon Stewart had a bet going on how long that would take?
What unflattering things did they have to say for the show?
They were just amused that John William Oliver is apparently now an Enemy of State of Thailand.
So, not yet an Enemy of the State of Fox News True Believers.
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