Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

  • Seasons:
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4
One of the funniest and most refreshing personalities to hit the TV scene, John Oliver is back for Season 5 of his acclaimed Sunday-night series, winner of seven Primetime Emmy(R) Awards. A satirical and insightful look at the personalities and policies that shape the country and the world, the series provides Oliver with a unique platform to offer up his singular perspective and distinct voice to any number of social, political or existential issues. Each new edition is shot in New York within hours of airing on HBO, and features a mix of Oliver's topical commentary, pre-taped pieces and occasional guests.
One of the funniest and most refreshing personalities to hit the TV scene, John Oliver is back for Season 5 of his acclaimed Sunday-night series, winner of seven Primetime Emmy(R) Awards. A satirical and insightful look at the personalities and policies that shape the country and the world, the series provides Oliver with a unique platform to offer up his singular perspective and distinct voice to any number of social, political or existential issues. Each new edition is shot in New York within hours of airing on HBO, and features a mix of Oliver's topical commentary, pre-taped pieces and occasional guests.

Season 5 (30 episodes)

  • 1. February 18, 2018

    Original air date: 02/18/2018 Runtime: 29:54 min.

    Original air date: 02/18/2018 Runtime: 29:54 min. John Oliver hosts this comedy series that takes a satirical look at the week in news, politics and current events.

  • 2. February 25, 2018

    Original air date: 02/25/2018 Runtime: 33:24 min.

    Original air date: 02/25/2018 Runtime: 33:24 min. Main story: Italian election; plus, Trump's idea to arm teachers; Canadian PM Justin Trudeau and Donald Trump Jr. in India; And Now: The Quiet Pain of Rachael Ray.

  • 3. March 4, 2018

    Original air date: 03/04/2018 Runtime: 28:57 min.

    Original air date: 03/04/2018 Runtime: 28:57 min. Main story: NRA TV; plus, the week in White House chaos; And Now: Would You Like to Be on The Maury Show?

  • 4. March 11, 2018

    Original air date: 03/11/2018 Runtime: 34:57 min.

    Original air date: 03/11/2018 Runtime: 34:57 min. Main story: Bitcoin, Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies; plus, the Week in Trump; the creepy side to International Women's Day; And Now: An MSNBC Guest, Brought on to Discuss Gary Cohn's Departure, Can't Get Over "The Bachelor" finale.

  • 5. March 18, 2018

    Original air date: 03/18/2018 Runtime: 29:07 min.

    Original air date: 03/18/2018 Runtime: 29:07 min. Main story: John Oliver looks at Mike Pence's past and creates his own children’s book about a rabbit to compete with Pence’s bunny book; plus, Trump fires Rex Tillerson; the Russian spy poisoning case; Putin wins re-election.

  • 6. April 1, 2018

    Original air date: 04/01/2018 Runtime: 29:04 min.

    Original air date: 04/01/2018 Runtime: 29:04 min. Main story: America’s dysfunctional immigration court system forces many children to appear in court alone; plus, Sinclair Broadcasting forces local TV news to air pro-Trump propaganda; Egypt’s sham presidential election.

  • 7. April 8, 2018

    Original air date: 04/08/2018 Runtime: 34:33 min.

    Original air date: 04/08/2018 Runtime: 34:33 min. Main story: Crisis pregnancy centers; plus, embattled EPA chief Scott Pruitt; Hungarian election; And Now: Coming Up on "The Doctors.'

  • 8. April 15, 2018

    Original air date: 04/15/2018 Runtime: 29:22 min.

    Original air date: 04/15/2018 Runtime: 29:22 min. Main story: corporate taxes; plus, James Comey interview; Michael Cohen raid; And Now: Ari Melber, Rap Genius; Alaska's last Blockbuster store; Russell Crowe memorabilia.

  • 9. April 22, 2018

    Original air date: 04/22/2018 Runtime: 29:45 min.

    Original air date: 04/22/2018 Runtime: 29:45 min. Main story: Trump and the Iranian Nuclear Deal; plus, Michael Cohen; Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke; And Now: Somebody Please Tell Ryan Zinke He's Not a Geologist.

  • 10. May 6, 2018

    Original air date: 05/06/2018 Runtime: 29:51 min.

    Original air date: 05/06/2018 Runtime: 29:51 min. Main story: Rudy Giuliani; plus, West Virginia Senatorial candidate Don Blankenship; And Now: The Inevitable Consequences of Combining Local News and the Fifth of May; Russell Crowe memorabilia update.

  • 11. May 13, 2018

    Original air date: 05/13/2018 Runtime: 28:37 min.

    Original air date: 05/13/2018 Runtime: 28:37 min. Main story: John Oliver discusses the devastating economic crisis in Venezuela; plus, more trouble for Trump’s lawyer Michael Cohen; local news gets real about Mother’s Day.

  • 12. May 20, 2018

    Original air date: 05/20/2018 Runtime: 28:46 min.

    Original air date: 05/20/2018 Runtime: 28:46 min. Main story: The addiction treatment industry is dangerously unregulated; plus, coverage of the Royal Wedding; and the planned North Korea summit is in jeopardy.

  • 13. June 3, 2018

    Original air date: 06/03/2018 Runtime: 29:46 min.

    Original air date: 06/03/2018 Runtime: 29:46 min. Main story: Guardianship for senior citizens; plus, North Korea summit; Russian journalist's staged death; Royal Family expert Thomas J. Mace-Archer-Mills, Esq.; And Now: The Very British Put-Downs of Speaker of the House of Commons John Bercow.

  • 14. June 10, 2018

    Original air date: 06/10/2018 Runtime: 29:56 min.

    Original air date: 06/10/2018 Runtime: 29:56 min. Main story: Stupid Watergate update; plus, North Korea summit; Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte; And Now: Julie Chen has a Few Questions for the Audience of "The Talk"; Parliamentary footage issue.

  • 15. June 17, 2018

    Original air date: 06/17/2018 Runtime: 29:44 min.

    Original air date: 06/17/2018 Runtime: 29:44 min. Main story: China; plus, the Week in Trump; And Now: Senator Chuck Schumer is Caught in an Endless Graduation-Speech Time Loop.

  • 16. June 24, 2018

    Original air date: 06/24/2018 Runtime: 29:55 min.

    Original air date: 06/24/2018 Runtime: 29:55 min. Main story: Mexican elections; plus, Trump's flip-flop on separating illegal immigrant families; Norway's 7-Eleven condom ads; And Now: Local News is Concerned About Teens.

  • 17. July 1, 2018

    Original air date: 07/01/2018 Runtime: 28:54 min.

    Original air date: 07/01/2018 Runtime: 28:54 min. Main story: Scientists are developing new ways to alter the genetic code of living organisms; plus, Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement sets off a battle for Trump’s next Supreme Court nominee.

  • 18. July 29, 2018

    Original air date: 07/29/2018 Runtime: 38:48 min.

    Original air date: 07/29/2018 Runtime: 38:48 min. Main story: Workplace sexual harassment, including an interview with Anita Hill; plus, Michael Cohen tapes; Facebook's stock dive.

  • 19. August 5, 2018

    Original air date: 08/05/2018 Runtime: 29:57 min.

    Original air date: 08/05/2018 Runtime: 29:57 min. Main story: Prosecutors; plus, Paul Manafort trial; And Now: Even More of Paul Manafort's Jackets.

  • 20. August 12, 2018

    Original air date: 08/12/2018 Runtime: 28:26 min.

    Original air date: 08/12/2018 Runtime: 28:26 min. Main story: Organizations can hire fake advocates who create the illusion of real support for their message in a shady practice called astroturfing; plus, are President Trump and Laura Ingraham racists?; Saudi Arabia and Canada's feud.

  • 21. August 19, 2018

    Original air date: 08/19/2018 Runtime: 29:37 min.

    Original air date: 08/19/2018 Runtime: 29:37 min. Main story: Donald Trump is waging a trade war that hurts a lot of American workers; Giuliani claims ''truth isn't truth;'' Australia's ''final solution'' to the immigration problem.

  • 22. September 9, 2018

    Original air date: 09/09/2018 Runtime: 29:20 min.

    Original air date: 09/09/2018 Runtime: 29:20 min. Main story: Many people with felony convictions are unfairly prohibited from voting, especially in Florida; plus, Trump's reaction to the anonymous op-ed in the NY Times; the confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

  • 23. September 23, 2018

    Original air date: 09/22/2018 Runtime: 29:32 min.

    Original air date: 09/22/2018 Runtime: 29:32 min. Main story: Facebook’s global expansion has been linked to political turmoil overseas; plus, the latest on the GOP's defense of sexual misconduct allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

  • 24. September 30, 2018

    Original air date: 09/30/2018 Runtime: 29:53 min.

    Original air date: 09/30/2018 Runtime: 29:53 min. John Oliver focuses on the Senate Judiciary Committee testimony by Christine Blasey Ford and Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

  • 25. October 7, 2018

    Original air date: 10/07/2018 Runtime: 28:25 min.

    Original air date: 10/07/2018 Runtime: 28:25 min. Main story: Brazil is about to elect a new president during a turbulent period of political corruption and economic uncertainty. Plus, reaction to Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation.

  • 26. October 14, 2018

    Original air date: 10/14/2018 Runtime: 33:54 min.

    Original air date: 10/14/2018 Runtime: 33:54 min. Main story: Saudi Arabia and the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi; plus, campaign ads for midterm elections; And Now: The Man from the Ted Cruz Ad Says 8 More Names with Total Contempt; news anchors on Instagram.

  • 27. October 28, 2018

    Original air date: 10/28/2018 Runtime: 29:56 min.

    Original air date: 10/28/2018 Runtime: 29:56 min. Main story: State Attorneys General; plus, Fox News speculation on package bombs; Saudi Arabia--Khashoggi fallout and WWE event.

  • 28. November 4, 2018

    Original air date: 11/04/2018 Runtime: 29:44 min.

    Original air date: 11/04/2018 Runtime: 29:44 min. Main story: Examining the disturbing policy that separated migrant families detained at our southern border, and the real chance that it could happen again. Plus, Trump’s scare tactics and flurry of false statements in the run-up to the midterm elections.

  • 29. November 11, 2018

    Original air date: 11/11/2018 Runtime: 38:01 min.

    Original air date: 11/11/2018 Runtime: 38:01 min. Main story: Washington is looking awfully swampy, despite Trump’s promise to ''drain the swamp.'' Plus, a recap of the midterm election results; a look at acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker’s past.

  • 30. November 18, 2018

    Original air date: 11/24/2018 Runtime: 38:43 min.

    Original air date: 11/24/2018 Runtime: 38:43 min. Main story: A look at the growing number of authoritarian leaders around the world, including our president. Plus, the fate of Russell Crowe's jockstrap; a Brexit update; Trump's reaction to California's wildfires.