John Oliver the former Daily Show correspondant and fill-in host has a new HBO show Last Week Tonight. It reviews news. It is a half hour show.
It is pretty good. Oliver is a funny guy and he has clever thoughts about the news. He can make some subjects funny that seemingly shouldn’t be funny. Also he has an outsider’s perspective on America.
There is more freedom on HBO than there is on Comedy Central. Also a weekly show gives him and the writers/producers more to make videos. Also I guess a weekly show gives time to do stand up.
There were rumours that Oliver was in talks to take over the Late Late Show. I am glad that he didn’t.